Justin Allgaier NNS Preview: Phoenix International Raceway II

Heading West…This weekend, the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) returns to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) for the final short-track race of the season. In the spring race at PIR, Allgaier started in the fifth position and ran in the top-10 all day. After completing all 200 laps of the race, Allgaier brought the BRANDT Chevy home in the third position, his second best finish of the season to date.


Seeing Double This Weekend…In addition to competing in the NNS, Allgaier will also be making his fourth-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start this weekend at PIR. He will drive the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet SS on Sunday, November 10 in the AdvoCare 500.


This Week’s Camaro…The No. 31 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet team will utilize chassis TSM-401 this weekend. Chassis TSM-401 had been race four previous times with season, never finishing worse than 12th.


In-Car Camera…This weekend the No. 31 BRANDT Chevy will carry an in-car camera providing fans with a view from inside the cockpit. This weekend’s camera is sponsored by Nationwide Insurance. The ServiceMaster 200 will air live on ESPN2 on Saturday, November 9 with race coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST. The race will also be broadcast on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.


Recapping Texas Motor Speedway…The NNS completed its second and final stop of the season at Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet finished the first practice session 18th on the chart, and fourth in final practice. After laying down a lap of 29.9514 seconds, Allgaier earned the 15th-starting spot for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, just ahead of Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) teammates Kyle Larson and Nelson Piquet Jr. After staying in the top 20 all day at Texas, Allgaier drove the No. 31 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Camaro home to a 19th-place finish for TSM. 


Crew Chief Scott Zipadelli on Phoenix International Raceway:

“I’m ready to get back to Phoenix [International Raceway]. We had a great run there earlier in the season and Justin really likes short tracks. Qualifying in the top 10 will be really important. Track position is key at a place like Phoenix. Pit strategy will also be key because the track traditionally has long green-flag runs.” 


Justin Allgaier on Phoenix International Raceway:

“I always enjoy short-track racing. I’m looking forward to getting back to Phoenix [International Raceway]. I’ve always liked the track and we ran really well there in the spring. I need to qualify well and have a solid day to keep us in the top five in points heading into Homestead [Miami Speedway].”