Concrete Bowl...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) heads to its second and final race of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) this Friday night for the Food City 250. Allgaier is a former race winner at BMS (spring 2010) and will be making his 10th career start at the 0.533-mile concrete oval. In this year's spring race, Allgaier won the Coors Light Pole Award and led 62 laps before finishing the 300-lap race in the eighth position.
This Week's Camaro...This weekend the No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet team will utilize chassis TSM-330. TSM-330 has raced three times this season: Auto Club Speedway, Darlington Raceway and Kentucky Speedway.
Happy Birthday...Evelyn Brandt Thomas, co-founder of BRANDT and aunt of current President and CEO Rick Brandt, will be celebrating her 90th birthday, and hopefully a win by the No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet Camaro, this weekend at BMS.
Recapping Mid-Ohio...The NNS made its maiden voyage to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200. Track activity began on Thursday with a day of testing for the NNS. On Friday, Allgaier participated in both practice sessions and completed a total of 51 laps. Allgaier went out in group six out of eight for road-course qualifying, and he earned the 15th-starting position with a lap time of 85.629 seconds. After leading two laps and completing all 90 laps, plus the additional laps for the green/white/checkered finish, Allgaier brought his No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions/Nationwide Children's Hospital Chevrolet Camaro home in the eighth position for Turner Scott Motorsports.
Crew chief Scott Zipadelli on Bristol Motor Speedway:
"Bristol [Motor Speedway] is a great track. The Friday night race is always fun for the fans to watch, and Bristol is just a special race track in general. We won the pole there earlier this season, so we are hoping to repeat that again. It's such a tough track, and we will need to start up front and stay up there because it's really easy to get a lap down. Overall, we just can't make mistakes and if we are near the front at the end, we will have a shot at bringing home the trophy."
Justin Allgaier on Bristol Motor Speedway:
"I'm excited to get back to Bristol [Motor Speedway]. I've won there before and really enjoy driving the track. We won the pole there earlier this year and it would be great to repeat that again. We finished eighth last time and I think we would have had a better finish if I didn't speed on pit road. Overall, I'm looking forward to a great night of racing and seeing all of the fans in the stands."