Justin Allgaier was notably quick in the morning practice session for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol. He posted a speed of 125.486 mph from laps 30 through 39.
Justin Allgaier has finished worse than he started in all five races this year on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. His most recent attempt at Charlotte Motor Speedway resulted in a loss of eight positions from 35th to 43rd.
Justin Allgaier qualified 36th for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, which is his worst qualification effort of the 2015 season.
Justin Allgaier showed steady improvement last year at Pocono Raceway. He finished 27th in June and was 16th in August, which leaves fantasy owners wondering if this trend will continue.
Jimmie Johnson and Justin Allgaier have received P1 penalties from NASCAR for taking too many passes through the inspection line during the All-star and Coke 600 weekends. No matter how well they qualify at Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400, they will have the last two pit stall selections.
Justin Allgaier simply needs a clean race this week at Dover International Speedway. He has been involved in at least six accidents in his last seven starts; two of these came at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500, which leaves two incident-free events.
In his last three attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, Justin Allgaier qualified in the mid-20s each time before slipping into the 30s. This week for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway he seeks to reverse his fortune and finish in the 20s after starting 35th.
Justin Allgaier has made six attempts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways from 2013 through this year’s Daytona 500. The only time he had an incident-free race was in his first start in the 2013 Camping World RV Sales 500.
Justin Allgaier spent approximately 75 of the 511 laps that made up the Food City 500 inside the top 10 and he was there when it mattered most. He earned his first career Cup top-10 with an eighth on the bullring.
It has been a tale of two practices for Justin Allgaier so far at Bristol Motor Speedway. He posted the third-quickest 10-lap average during Friday’s practice with a speed of 123.107 mph; 17 drivers ran 10 or more laps in that session. Allgaier had roughly the same speed in Saturday morning’s session with a 123.209 mph 10-lap average, but with more drivers working on race trim he slipped to 29th of 38 on the grid.
If two starts last year are an indication, Justin Allgaier could be one of this week’s best dark horses. He finished 24th in the spring event and was 20th last fall at Texas Motor Speedway.
Justin Allgaier was one of the top performers at his salary cap level in back-to-back races at Phoenix and Auto Club; he finished 18th and 12th in those events respectively. Crash damage at Martinsville sent him home 42nd and may stall his momentum.
Justin Allgaier completed all 1,000 laps of competition last year; he finished 23rd in the spring and was 17th in the fall.
Justin Allgaier advanced to the second round of qualification, but he wanted a little more. He crashed in that session and will qualify 21st.