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Justin Allgaier Returning to Spire at Talladega

Justin Allgaier returns to the NASCAR Cup Series with Spire Motorsports this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the organization announced Sept. 27.

Allgaier will pilot the No. 77 Chevrolet with longtime partner Brandt as the sponsor in the YellowWood 500 on Oct. 3.

This will be Allgaier’s first non-substitute start since 2015. He had made three starts since 2016, all as a fill-in driver.

Allgaier most recently appeared in Cup as a substitute at Pocono Raceway for Justin Haley, where he finished 25th.

The Spaulding, Ill., native has made four Cup starts at Talladega, with a best finish of 23rd in the 2015 spring race.

Haley has made 25 starts in Spire Motorsports’s No. 77 this season but will move to Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 this weekend.

In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Allgaier currently sits in third in the Round of 12, 38 points to the good. He has collected two wins this year.

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Luken Glover arrived on the Frontstretch scene in 2020. He has been an avid NASCAR fan for the majority of his life, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who used to help former team owner Junie Donlavey in his garage. Glover covers news for the site and took over "The Underdog House" column in 2021. In addition to being a college junior, his hobbies include volunteering at church, playing basketball and tennis, racing go-karts, and helping at his high school alma mater.

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Johnny Cuda

Best of luck to Justin. He seems like a nice guy – humble, down to earth.

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