Returning Home...Allgaier will be making his seventh start at Chicagoland Speedway, his home track. The Riverton, Ill. native has one win (2011), two top-five and four top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile track, finishing third in last year's summer race. It's also BRANDT's home track. The professional agriculture company is located in Springfield, Ill., and they will host approximately 200 guests at Chicagoland Speedway this weekend.
Media Availability...Allgaier will be available to the media on Saturday, July 20 at 4:15 p.m. local time in the Chicagoland Speedway media center.
In-Race Reporter...This weekend Allgaier will have a Sunoco in-car camera and will be the in-race reporter for the STP 300 on ESPN at Chicagoland Speedway. Television coverage begins with NNS Countdown on ESPN at 1:30 p.m. local time.
DASH 4 CASH...This weekend's race at Chicagoland Speedway will serve as the qualifier for the fourth and final Dash 4 Cash race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27. The top-four finishers in the STP 300 running for NNS championship driver points are eligible for the final Dash 4 Cash bonus at Indianapolis.
This Week's Camaro...This weekend the No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet team will utilize chassis TSM-401. TSM-401 has been used two times this season: Charlotte Motor Speedway and Michigan International Speedway.
Recapping New Hampshire...The NNS completed its only stop of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) last weekend. Allgaier qualified his No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet Camaro sixth for CNBC Prime's 'The Profit' 200 on Saturday. After going into NASCAR's version of overtime, running out of fuel and completing 213 laps, Allgaier finished 13th at NHMS in the No. 31 BRANDT Professional Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM). Allgaier is currently fourth in the NNS Driver Point Standings.
Meet Justin...Allgaier will sign autographs along with his TSM teammates from 5:00-6:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, July 20 at Champion's Park located behind the frontstretch grandstands Chicagoland Speedway.
Crew chief Scott Zipadelli on Chicagoland Speedway:
"Chicagoland [Speedway] has a few bumps that we have to be prepared for and it usually has long green flag runs. It is a fast track and it can be very hard to pass, but it does have a couple of different racing grooves which helps when it comes to passing in traffic. It's also Justin's and BRANDT's home track, and he's won there before so it's a pretty special weekend for both of them."
Justin Allgaier on Chicagoland Speedway:
"Chicagoland [Speedway] is one of my favorite race tracks. It's my home track and it's the home track for BRANDT. I've won there before, so it's a special place to me and my family. BRANDT is bringing about 200 customers and employees to the track; it's always neat to see the big section of red BRANDT shirts in the stands."