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Justin Allgaier NNS Chicagoland Preview

Tuesday July 17, 2012



No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet

Chicagoland Speedway

STP 300

July 22, 2012


Starts        Poles           Wins         Top-Fives        Top-10's     DNFs   Avg. Start    Avg. Finish

   4              0                 1                 1                      3               0             11.5                 8.8



No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet News and Notes


Weekend Rewind: New Hampshire - Justin Allgaier and the BRANDT Racing team traveled north to the "Magic Mile," riding the momentum from a string of consistent finishes. The weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway proved to be no different. After starting 13th, Allgaier never left the top-10 throughout the 200-lap event and took the checkered flag in the eighth spot. The finish also locked Allgaier solidly in fifth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) point standings.


Allgaier at Chicagoland Speedway - Allgaier will make his fifth NNS start this weekend at his home track of Chicagoland Speedway. In four previous events, Allgaier has amassed one win, one top-five and three top-10 finishes, with five laps led. He has an average start of 11.5 and an average finish of 8.8. After winning the first Chicagoland race last season, Allgaier finished 14th in the second event.


Returning to Defend - As the winner of last season's STP 300, Allgaier is returning home to defend his finish in front of his hometown crowd. In a thrilling conclusion to the 200-lap race one year ago, Allgaier passed Carl Edwards on the final lap as the No. 60 car ran out of fuel. Coming to take the checkered flag, Allgaier also ran out of fuel, but had just enough to secure the victory.


Celebrating BRANDT Day - Prior to heading out to Chicagoland for the weekend, Allgaier will make a stop at BRANDT HQ on Thursday, July 19 for Justin Allgaier/BRANDT Day. From 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Allgaier will be on hand to meet employees, customers and fans alike and sign autographs. Additionally, there will be food, displays, a farmers market and live entertainment for guests to enjoy.


Supporting the Pride of Springfield - Because it's BRANDT's home track as well, the professional agriculture company plans to host over 400 guests at the STP 300 on Sunday afternoon. In addition to supporting their driver from the stands, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy visits from Turner Motorsports team members and media personalities at the hospitality event.    


Feed The Children Distribution in Springfield - Because of his 10th-place finish earlier in the summer at the Prelude to the Dream, Feed The Children is donating a truckload of food and essentials on Allgaier's behalf to deserving families in the Springfield area. Allgaier selected Kulmer United Methodist Church as the recipient of food and personal items for 400 children and their families.


Up In The Booth - Fans can catch Allgaier on the air twice this weekend in Chicago. On Saturday afternoon, he will join Rick Allen and Phil Parsons in the SPEED booth to call the ARCA Series race starting at 5:00 p.m. EST. On Sunday, Allgaier will give folks an insider view as ESPN's In-Race Reporter during the STP 300.


This Week's Impala - This weekend, Allgaier will drive TMS-324 for the STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. This chassis was raced previously at Michigan International Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway.


Allgaier on returning home to Illinois and defending his win at Chicagoland Speedway:

"This is a weekend that we on the BRANDT team have had circled on the calendar since the beginning of the year. Not only is it great for me to be able to go home, but on top of that, but having the opportunity to go spend the day at BRANDT headquarters is such an exciting time for me. It gives me the chance to hang out with all of the folks who allow me to do what I do every weekend, which is something I'm extremely grateful for. I'd love nothing more than to be able to repeat what we did last year and take all of the guests to victory lane with us. It was such a thrill for me to win the race the way we did and then be able to celebrate with my team and BRANDT at the end of the night at our home track."


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