HScott Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview
No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet
Watkins Glen International
Cheez-It 355 at The Glen | August 9, 2015
Turning Left and Right…This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) stops at Watkins Glen International (WGI), the last road course race of the season. Justin Allgaier has one NSCS start at WGI and, after running as high as the 12th position, he ended the day with a 17th-place finish in the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy. He also has five starts in the XFINITY Series at WGI, with a best finish of seventh. Allgaier’s crew chief, Steve Addington has one win at WGI, earned in August 2008.
See Justin…On Sunday, August 9 from 10:50 – 11:00 a.m. EDT, Allgaier will appear for a Q&A at the Team Chevy stage located in the WGI infield.
Happy Birthday…On Saturday, August 8, Allgaier’s daughter Harper will celebrate her second birthday.
Pocono Recap…The NSCS completed its summer swing at Pocono Raceway last weekend. Allgaier qualified the Fraternal Order of Eagles/Switch Hitch Chevy in the 31st position for the 160-lap race. During the two practice sessions on Saturday, Allgaier and his HScott Motorsports team focused on the car’s handling in Turns 1 and 3. After running as high as 13th in the Windows 10 400 on Sunday, Allgaier brought the No. 51 Chevy home in the 24th position.
Justin Allgaier on Watkins Glen International:
“I can’t wait to get to Watkins Glen [International]. As the years have gone on, I’ve really grown to like road course racing. After racing the Sprint Cup car at Watkins Glen last year, I feel like I’m much more prepared for this weekend’s race. I know what to expect with the heavier Cup car and also how the other drivers navigate the course. It looks like the weather is going to be nice this weekend, so I don’t think we will have to worry about the rain tires. The guys at HScott Motorsports have built me a great BRANDT Chevy and I’m excited to get to the track this weekend.”
Crew Chief Steve Addington on Watkins Glen International:
“Justin has a really good feel for Watkins Glen and knows what he likes in the car. We have a good notebook to work from after last year’s race when he ran well. The key to this weekend is to take care of the transmission since there’s so much shifting involved and it’s easy for the driver to miss a gear. We have great equipment and the guys have been working really hard back at the shop to get the car ready for this weekend. We still owe BRANDT a really good finish, and with them on the car this weekend, I think we can do that.”
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.
No. 51 BRANDT Team Members:
Crew Chief: Steve AddingtonCar Chief: Pierre KuettelEngineer: Dave Winston
Engineer: Jonathan BowenShock Specialist: Tim LambertTire Specialist: Kyle Louchart
Interior Specialist: Trey TomainoMechanic: Ronnie GriffinMechanic: Mark O’Donnell
Engine Tuner: Billy Fraser
Truck Driver: Damon LopezTruck Driver: Steve Lawson
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: www.brandt.co.
About HScott Motorsports: HScott Motorsports, which was established in 1989 as Phoenix Racing, is owned and operated by Harry Scott Jr. and competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with technical support from Hendrick Motorsports. The team competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Justin Allgaier driving the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet and Michael Annett driving the Pilot Flying J Chevrolet. Scott also owns HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi, which fields the No. 42 Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and is the co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, which fields five entries in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. His vision is to build a championship contender by developing talented young drivers, partnering with dedicated sponsors and competing hard every week. For more information, visit HScott Motorsports on the web at: www.hscottmotorsports.com.