Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Justin Allgaier hopes to keep momentum going at Richmond

Justin Allgaier is part of the 'Field' bet at 300-to-1
Justin Allgaier
No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet
Richmond International Raceway
Toyota Owners 400 | April 25, 2015

Short Trackin’ Again…The familiar BRANDT red color returnsto Justin Allgaier’s No. 51 Chevy this weekend after taking a few weeks off. Allgaier heads to Richmond International Raceway (RIR) this weekend coming off of the first top-10 finish of hisNASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) career. He has two starts in the NSCS at the 0.75-mile short track, with a best finish of 21st. He also has 10 starts in the XFINITY Series at RIR, with a best finish of third.

Springfield Sports Hall of Fame…Next Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Allgaier will be in Springfield, Ill. for the 25th Annual Springfield Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Allgaier will be the guest speaker for the evening. The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased for $50 per person. For more information, visit

See Justin…On Friday, April 24, Allgaier will appear live on NASCAR RaceHub. The show will air on FOX Sports 1 from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. EDT. Saturday, April 25 from 3:40 – 3:50 p.m. EDT, Allgaier will appear for a Q&A at the Team Chevy stage located in the RIR Fan Zone.

Bristol Race Recap…Allgaier returned to one of his favorite race tracks, Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) on Sunday. Allgaier completed three practice sessions in the Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy, and finished sixth in the first session of the weekend. He advanced to the second round of knockout qualifying and earned the 15th starting spot. After rain delayed the start of the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes, and several red flags were called during the race for rain, Allgaier managed to take the checkered flag in the No. 51 Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy in the eighth position for HScott Motorsports.

Justin Allgaier on Richmond International Raceway:
“We have a lot of momentum going into this weekend at Richmond [International Raceway] after our finish at Bristol [Motor Speedway]. We are really clicking as a team and the guys are building great cars at the shop. I really like the challenge of short tracks, and feel like I’ve improved on them as the years have gone by. After racing at Richmond a couple of times in the Sprint Cup Series, I have a good feeling of what I’m looking for in the car. I really hope to get another top-10 finish this weekend with BRANDT on the car. They’ve supported me for a long time and they certainly deserve it.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on Richmond International Raceway:
“We’ve gone over our notes for this weekend at Richmond [International Raceway] and have a few different things we want to try during practice. Justin did well in this race last year and didn’t get the finish to show for it. We typically get a lot of late-race restarts at short tracks, so that trend will play into our race strategy.”

About Competition Director and Crew Chief Steve Addington:
Spartanburg, S.C. native Steve Addington joined HScott Motorsports in January 2014 as competition director and crew chief for the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet SS. Steve comes to the team from Stewart-Haas Racing, where he spent the past two seasons as crew chief on the No. 14 team and earned four wins with Tony Stewart. Addington also served as a Sprint Cup Series crew chief at Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing, racking up a total of 20 wins in the series. Addington began his career working on dirt cars and is a former XFINITY Series crew chief. Addington resides in China Grove, N.C. with his wife Katie and has three children.

About BRANDT: A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions-Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support-serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply. For more information, visit BRANDT on the web at:

- HScott Motorsports

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