Allgaier Finishes 23rd at Darlington Raceway

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DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 13, 2014) – Justin Allgaier completed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Darlington Raceway and Saturday night race this season. The weekend started with two practice sessions and qualifying on Friday. Allgaier successfully completed all Friday track activity without the infamous ‘Darlington stripe.’ Allgaier was happy with his No. 51 Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Chevy in both practice sessions. For the second-consecutive weekend, Allgaier and the No. 51 made it to the second round of knockout qualifying. After getting loose on the track during the second round of qualifying, Allgaier qualified 24th for the Bojangles’ Southern 500. After a green/white/checkered finish, Allgaier drove the No. 51 Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Chevy home to a 23rd-place finish for HScott Motorsports.

Allgaier and the No. 51 team took the green flag as the sun was setting over the 1.366-mile track. Early on in the race, Allgaier radioed in that he was saving his tires. On lap 77, Allgaier had worked his way to the top 20 and relayed to crew chief Steve Addington that he had just brushed the wall with his No. 51 machine. After spotter Mark Gregory took a look at the right side, Allgaier stayed out on the track and soldiered on. On lap 137, Allgaier communicated the he was tight everywhere. The No. 51 pit crew made adjustments on each pit stop to work on his tight condition.

On lap 239, Allgaier radioed in that he was starting to feel a pretty serious vibration. On lap 242, Allgaier radioed that the vibration had worsened and he was coming down pit road under green. The Sherwin-Williams pit crew changed four Goodyear tires and filled the car with Sunoco fuel. After the crew examined the wheels, they confirmed the right-rear tire was loose. Pitting under green put Allgaier two laps down. He continued to battle all evening to get his laps back and ultimately finished 23rd for HScott Motorsports after two attempts at a green/white/checkered finish.

at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina on April 11, 2014.
Justin Allgaier on Darlington Raceway:
“We had a great Friday at Darlington. I avoided the Darlington stripe, and we made it to the second round of qualifying again. Our team is making improvements every week, and that’s all that I can ask for. We had a good Sherwin-Williams Chevy in the race tonight. Once we got caught a couple of laps down, it was just so hard to get those laps back. We got one lap and were able to finish 23rd, so we ended up with a decent finish considering the circumstances. This was another weekend where we finished better than we started and that’s a big positive for the team. We are going to do a tire test at Kansas [Speedway] on Tuesday, and then we are off next weekend which is great for the team. It will give them the opportunity to rejuvenate before we go into a long stretch of races.”

Note: The No. 51 team will participate in a Goodyear tire test on Tuesday at Kansas Speedway in preparation for the Kansas race in May.

Darlington Raceway
Start: 24th
Finish: 23rd
Driver Points: 27th

Next Race: Richmond International Raceway
Saturday, April 26, 2014
TV: 6:30 p.m. EDT on FOX / Radio: 6:00 p.m. EDT on MRN and SiriusXM Channel 90

Justin Allgaier NSCS No. 51 Darlington Race Preview

Darlington Stripe…Justin Allgaier will be making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Darlington Raceway this weekend in the No. 51 Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Chevy. The NSCS rookie has raced at the track affectionately known as “Too Tough To Tame” five times in his Nationwide Series career. Allgaier has two top-five and three top-10 finishes at the 1.366-mile track and has led 31 laps.

Welcome Aboard…This weekend, the No. 51 will sport a new paint scheme. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes will adorn the hood, along with Sherwin-Williams product AWX Performance Plus Waterborne Refinish System on the quarter-panel. AWX Performance Plus Waterborne basecoat is an easy-to-apply, fast-drying basecoat that provides excellent color match while meeting the strictest VOC limits in North America.

Off-Week Testing…Allgaier and the No. 51 team will head to Kansas Speedway on Sunday evening after the Bojangles Southern 500 for a Goodyear tire test on Monday, April 14. The test is in preparation for the NSCS race at the 1.5-mile track under the lights on Saturday, May 10.

Texas Recap…Allgaier made his first NSCS start at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday after rain postponed the race originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Allgaier qualified 22nd for the Duck Commander 500, his best start this season, and finished in the 24th position for HScott Motorsports.

Sunoco Rookie of the Year…After graduating to the NSCS this season, Allgaier is competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the No. 51 Chevy. In 2009, Allgaier took home the Rookie of the Year title in the NNS. After Texas, Allgaier is currently third in the standings behind Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon.

Justin Allgaier on Darlington Raceway:
“I’m excited to get to Darlington [Raceway] this weekend. I enjoy racing under the lights and Darlington is one of my favorite tracks. It’s one of the unique tracks on the circuit that is extra special given its history and how difficult it is to drive. This will be my first time there in a Sprint Cup car, but hopefully I can avoid the infamous Darlington stripe. We had a good qualifying effort at Texas last weekend, so I’m hoping to build on that again this weekend. My guys are working really, really hard and we continue to improve each weekend.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on Darlington Raceway:
“We’ve been making progress each week with Justin. Darlington is one of the harder tracks for a rookie, but he’s been there in a Nationwide car so that’s helpful. Hopefully we can keep Darlington stripes off of the car and we’ll be good to go this weekend.”

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 Nationwide Series crew chief. Addington resides in China Grove, N.C. with his wife Katie and has three children.

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes to Sponsor HScott Motorsports and Justin Allgaier at Darlington Raceway

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 9, 2014) – HScott Motorsports announced today that Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes will sponsor the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Justin Allgaier in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Darlington Raceway. Sherwin-Williams is the official provider of automotive paint and transportation finishes for NASCAR and supplies these products to HScott Motorsports as well.

The Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes logo will be on the hood of the No. 51 car, while the quarter-panel will feature the Sherwin-Williams product AWX Performance Plus™ Waterborne Refinish System. AWX Performance Plus™ Waterborne basecoat is an easy-to-apply, fast drying basecoat that provides excellent color match while meeting the strictest VOC limits in North America.

“We are pleased to be on the No. 51 car at Darlington Raceway,” said Bobby Moody, Director of Motorsports for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “We value our partnership with HScott Motorsports, and we’re looking forward to watching a Sherwin-Williams car race under the lights at Darlington.”

Justin Allgaier, who is in the running for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award in the NSCS this season, will be making his first career NSCS start at Darlington. He has participated in five Nationwide Series events at Darlington, with two top fives, three top 10s and has led 31 laps at the 1.366-mile track.

“I’m thrilled to have Sherwin-Williams on the car at Darlington,” said Allgaier. “They are a big supporter of HScott Motorsports and NASCAR, and I can’t wait drive the No. 51 with the Sherwin-Williams colors on it at one of my favorite tracks.”

The Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington will take place on Saturday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. The race will air live on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE ALLGAIER!

I want to take this popportuntiy to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our President, Founder and Owner at Hoosier Tire Midwest. Mike Allgaier celebrates his 6?th Birthday today.

He is shown in this picture way back where he started it all as a tool salesman, and here he is shown awarding a new toolbox to Bubby Jones after he won the Shaheen’s Super Weekend!

Nobody has worked any harder than this guy at making Hoosier Racing Tire a household name and making HOOSIER Tire Midwest the largest volume distributor in the world!

Happy Birthday buddy!

Allgaier Finishes Rain Delayed Duck Commander 500 Texas Race in 24th

FORT WORTH (April 7, 2014) – Justin Allgaier completed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) on Monday afternoon after rain on Sunday forced the race to be delayed. TMS is the second 1.5-mile track Allgaier has raced on this season, with Las Vegas Motor Speedway being the other one. Allgaier had two practice sessions before qualifying this weekend and finished 26th on the final practice chart. For the first time this season, Allgaier and the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team advanced to the second round of knockout qualifying. After finishing 21st in the first round of qualifying, Allgaier and team ended up 22nd in the second round for his best starting position this season. After taking the green flag on Monday morning, Allgaier completed the Duck Commander 500 and brought the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet home to a 24th-place finish.

After TMS worked all morning to dry the 1.5-mile track, NASCAR started the race under green and yellow flag conditions in order for the drivers to make sure they were comfortable with track conditions. Unfortunately, while the jet driers were completing their final laps around the track, the air blew the cowl flap on the BRANDT Chevy’s hood open and the safety tether came out. After several cars experienced the same issue, NASCAR gave approval for the cars to come down pit road and for the teams to fix their issues and still keep their starting spots.

After the Duck Commander 500 went under green, the first caution came out on lap 13, for an accident involving a competitor who hit the soggy grass infield causing mud and grass to coat several of the cars behind him, including the No. 51 BRANDT Chevy. Allgaier radioed in that his BRANDT Chevy’s windshield was covered with mud. After the team checked the grille and determined it was clean, Allgaier relayed in that he could wait for a windshield tear-off until the competition caution at lap 50. Allgaier came down pit road for Sunoco fuel, four Goodyear tires and a wedge adjustment after stating his car was tight in the center and off of the corner. Allgaier restarted in the 21st position and continued to find different racing lines. After settling in for a long green-flag run and two green-flag pit stops, Allgaier communicated to crew chief Steve Addington that he was fighting a tight condition. Addington called for adjustments during each pit stop to work on the car’s handling.

On lap 226, Allgaier restarted in the 23rd position after the fifth caution and his fifth pit stop. On lap 244, Allgaier radioed in that the most recent adjustments had helped his car improve. After one more pit stop and two cautions, including one attempt at a green/white/checkered finish, Allgaier finished the Duck Commander 500 in the 24th position for HScott Motorsports at TMS.

Justin Allgaier on Texas Motor Speedway:
“Well, it was nice to get the race in today. Racing on a Monday is never ideal, but we had a solid day. Once we got over our hurdle at the start with the cowl flap being blown open, we were able to put together a smooth race. My crew chief Steve Addington made adjustments on the car all day, and we finished in the top 25 with a clean car. Unfortunately, it’s a very quick turn around for the crew guys because we are racing Saturday night at Darlington [Raceway], but I’m looking forward to getting there and it’s a race I always enjoy.”

Texas Motor Speedway
Start: 22nd
Finish: 24th
Driver Points: 28th

Next Race: Darlington Raceway
Saturday, April 12, 2014
TV: 6:30 p.m. EDT on FOX / Radio: 5:30 p.m. EDT on MRN and SiriusXM Channel 90

SOUTHERN 500: Allgaier enduring life transition with new daughter, full Cup schedule


Courtesy of Lou Bezjak Morning News

Justin Allgaier’s life has changed drastically over the past nine months, but two things still remain — a love for racing and a strong Christian faith.

The 27-year-old said both come in handy in the midst of one of the biggest years of his life. Allgaier and his wife, Ashley, became parents for the first time when their daughter Harper Grace was born in August.

In January, it was announced Allgaier would run the full Sprint Cup season for Spartanburg-based Phoenix Racing, a team for which he drove four Cup races last year beginning at Chicagoland in September.

“It’s been crazy,” Allgaier said. “You hear how much being a parent is going to change your life and it definitely has. Our daughter has been awesome. It has definitely changed my perspective on things, and then to get a chance to race on the Cup level — it is amazing how God has blessed us.”

Allgaier said he is still getting used to becoming a father and learning to go on short rest most nights as his daughter learns how to sleep through the night.

On the track, Allgaier hasn’t had success in the Cup like he enjoyed on the Nationwide Series, where he finished in the top six in the standings from 2009-13 for Turner Scott Motorsports. Through his first five starts, Allgaier has just one top-20 finish, last month at Bristol, and caught the ire of Danica Patrick when the two tangled during a race at Phoenix.

But Allgaier, part of a six-member rookie class in Sprint Cup, knew this season wouldn’t be easy. He tries to remain upbeat and thinks his team can be competitive as the season goes along. He likes the chemistry his team has formed, especially with crew chief Steve Addington.

Addington, a Spartanburg native, has worked with Kyle and Kurt Busch and was Tony Stewart’s crew chief last season.

“Steve has been awesome and his drive has been pretty incredible and he’s been an integral part of helping with me,” Allgaier said. “He has been doing this a long time and has worked with great drivers in the past and I was super excited when he came on board.”

Allgaier’s positive outlook comes from his deep Christian faith, something with which he credits his parents. He remembers growing up in church at a young age and that lifestyle continued as he made his way up through the ranks of NASCAR.

Allgaier isn’t alone in his beliefs and says he and his wife meet on a weekly basis at the track with other drivers and their wives. The drivers include Josh Wise, Blake Koch, David Ragan, David Gilliland and Cole Whitt.

Allgaier said that support system has been big especially this year with all the changes that have come his way in the past few months.

“There is a lot of temptation in our sport and lot of things you have pulling against you,” Allgaier said. “So my faith has made a huge impact on my racing career. I have been fortunate to have great friends that have been on the same page. And they can tell when something is going wrong, give you encouragement, and (they) have been a big help in that way.”

HOOSIER INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION OF CLUB RACING SLICKS – NEW A2500

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Justin Allgaier #51 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Texas Race Preview

Deep in the Heart of Texas…Justin Allgaier will be making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy. This weekend will be Allgaier’s second start this season on a 1.5-mile oval. His first 1.5-mile track this season was Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he finished 31st. Allgaier had mixed results in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) at TMS, scoring five top-10 finishes in 11 starts.

See Justin…Allgaier will appear at Racing for Faith, located in grandstand section 146, near gate seven, at 9:45 a.m. local time on Sunday, April 6 for a Q&A session. Also appearing are the Duck Commander’s Phil and Alan Robertson along with Wendy Venturini.

Martinsville Recap…Allgaier made his first NSCS start at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon, one of the few tracks on the circuit that Allgaier has not raced on. Allgaier had a smooth practice and qualifying session on Friday afternoon at the 0.526-mile track. He qualified 25th for the STP 500, his best start this season. All track activity was cancelled on Saturday due to precipitation, but Allgaier completed all 500 laps on Sunday and finished in the 23rd position for HScott Motorsports.

Sunoco Rookie of the Year…After graduating to the NSCS this season, Allgaier is competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the No. 51 BRANDT Chevy. In 2009, Allgaier took home the Rookie of the Year title in the NNS. After Martinsville, Allgaier is currently third in the standings behind Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon.

Justin Allgaier on Texas Motor Speedway:
“I always look forward to racing at Texas [Motor Speedway]. It’s a fast mile-and-a-half and puts on a good show for the fans. The track schedule is a little different this weekend with qualifying being last. That’s good for a rookie like me because it gives me more time to practice before we have to qualify. The guys at HScott Motorsports have been making a lot of progress the last couple of weeks and I’ve been improving on the track, so I’m looking to continue that momentum this weekend.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on Texas Motor Speedway:
“It’s Justin’s first time at Texas [Motor Speedway] in a Sprint Cup car, so all of the practice time he can get is crucial to starting the weekend off strong. I think we will have a smooth weekend and hopefully the rain stays away on Sunday.”

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 Nationwide Series crew chief. Addington resides in China Grove, N.C. with his wife Katie and has three children.

Mike Allgaier in his own words! As appeared in Speedway Illustrated

Our Founder, President and Owner Mike Allgaier recently had a story written on himself that appears in the newest issue off the press of Speedway Illustrated, available on newstands now! Congratulations Mike on operating a succesful business all these years and for employing the number of people that you employ!

Sorry folks, I was asked by Speedway Illustrated to remove the story from this page because of copyright issues!

I would also be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mike, who will celebrate his special day a week from today on April 8!

♪♫•♥♫♪Happy Birthday to you♪♫♥♫♪
♪♫•♥•♫♪Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•♥

♪♫•♥♫♪Happy Birthday dear Mike♪♫♥♫♪
♪♫•♥•♫♪Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•♥