NSCS No. 51 Richmond II Race Preview

Justin Allgaier
No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet
Richmond International Raceway
Federated Auto Parts 400 | September 12, 2015

Last Race Before the Chase…It’s all on the line this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) returns to Richmond International Raceway (RIR) this weekend. This weekend is Justin Allgaier’s last chance to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Saturday’s night race will mark Allgaier’s fourth start at the 0.75-mile short track. He ran in the top 10 in this year’s spring race, but his day was spoiled after he received damage from contact on a restart and he finished 18th.

See Justin…On Saturday, September 12 from 3:30 – 3:40 p.m. EDT, Allgaier will appear for a Q&A at the Team Chevy stage located in the RIR Fan Midway.

MRN Radio’s In-Car Reporter…Allgaier will be MRN Radio’s in-car reporter for Saturday’s night race. MRN’s anchors will ask Allgaier questions during pace laps and will catch back up with him during a race caution.

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Darlington Race Recap…Allgaier’s throwback paint scheme at Darlington Raceway was modeled after the No. 51 Cup car driven by AJ Foyt. After two practice sessions on Friday at Darlington, Saturday’s only track activity was qualifying. Allgaier earned the 27th starting spot for the Bojangles Southern 500. Darlington proved tough to tame for Allgaier. Just before the 100-lap mark of the race, Allgaier and another competitor made contact, sending Allgaier into the wall. The No. 51 machine sat on pit road for several laps of repairs and the BRANDT Chevy ended the night 33rd for HScott Motorsports.

Justin Allgaier on Richmond International Raceway:
“There’s a lot on the line at Richmond [International Raceway] this weekend. If you aren’t already locked in the Chase, it’s your last chance. It’s our last chance to get in and the same for several other drivers. We’re all aggressive by nature, and guys will do things they normally wouldn’t because there’s so much on the line. I’ve always enjoyed driving at Richmond. The shorter the track and the more unique the track is, the more I seem to like it. We were doing really well in the spring race, but didn’t get the finish to show for it. Restarts are so important and it’s the easiest way to gain spots, so they can be pretty dicey and the damage we got on one hurt our day. The good news is we can really build off of the last race there and get a good finish for BRANDT and HScott Motorsports.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on Richmond International Raceway:
“We had a good weekend at Richmond earlier this year, and I hope to repeat the same this weekend and get the finish to show for it. Justin does really well at the short tracks and I think we’ll see a lot of different strategies for the drivers who are trying to make the Chase. Biggest factor this weekend looks like it’s going to be the weather.”

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

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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.

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