HScott Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview

Justin Allgaier

No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet

Kansas Speedway

5-hour ENERGY 400 | May 10, 2014

Land of Oz...Justin Allgaier will be making his second start at Kansas Speedway this weekend in the 5-hour ENERGY 400. Kansas is one of four tracks Allgaier raced the No. 51 BRANDT Chevy at in 2013. In his first race at the 1.5-mile track, Allgaier started 21st, his best career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start to date, but finished 39th after being involved in an accident. Allgaier and the No. 51 BRANDT team participated in a Goodyear tire test last month at Kansas. In addition to his previous NSCS start, Allgaier has five NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) career starts at Kansas with four top-10 finishes.

 

See Justin...On Friday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m. CDT, Allgaier will appear at the Sprint Experience, located in the Kansas Fan Zone, for a Q&A.

 

Talladega Recap...Allgaier made his second NSCS start at Talladega Superspeedway last Sunday. The No. 51 BRANDT Chevy finished the first practice session in second and qualified 38th for the Aaron's 499. After running as high as second in the 188-lap race, Allgaier finished 27th in the BRANDT Chevy for HScott Motorsports after being involved in an accident coming to the white flag.

 

Sunoco Rookie of the Year...After graduating to the NSCS this season, Allgaier is competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the No. 51 BRANDT Chevy. In 2009, Allgaier took home the Rookie of the Year title in the NNS. After Talladega, Allgaier is currently third in the standings, behind Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon.

 

Justin Allgaier on Kansas Speedway:

"I'm ready to get to Kansas [Speedway]. It's one of the few tracks that I'm starting at for a second time, which is great for a rookie like myself. We were fortunate to be part of the Goodyear tire test back in April, so that gave me even more seat time. Goodyear is bringing a different tire than we tested, but the track time is huge for me. It has been a couple of years since the repave at Kansas, and I really like the way the track is maturing. It's also the first time for a night race at the track. Overall, we just need to be smooth this weekend and we will be fine."

 

Crew Chief Steve Addington on Kansas Speedway:

"We tested with Goodyear at Kansas [Speedway] in April, so we have a lot of information going into this weekend. The test gave Justin more track time and he was in a Cup car at Kansas last year, so he's had opportunity to really learn the track in this style of car. We've really hit on some momentum at HScott the past few weeks and hope that continues this weekend." 

 

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 Nationwide Series crew chief. Addington resides in China Grove, N.C. with his wife Katie and has three children.

 

No. 51 BRANDT Team Members:

Driver: Justin Allgaier

Crew Chief: Steve Addington

Car Chief: Pierre Keuttel

Engineer: Garett Peterson

Engineer: Jonathan Bowen

Shock Specialist: Clay Alexander

Tire Specialist: Kyle Louchart

Interior Specialist:Jamie Edwards

Mechanic: Ronnie Griffin

Mechanic: Mark O'Donnell

Engine Tuner: Howard Shipwash

Truck Driver: Mike Clemenston

 

NSCS Career Statistics

Races

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Laps Led

14

0

0

0

0

4

 

NNS Career Statistics

Races

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Laps Led

174

3

4

29

84

617

 

NCWTS Career Statistics

Races

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Laps Led

8

0

0

0

0

0

 

ARCA Career Statistics

Races

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Laps Led

86

8

2

31

45

755

 

About BRANDTA 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 began as Phoenix Racing in 1989, is owned and operated by Harry Scott Jr. and competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Scott purchased the team from long-time owner James Finch in September 2013.  His vision is to develop talented young drivers, and partner with dedicated sponsors to build a championship contending team. HScott Motorsports is aligned with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports. HScott receives chassis, engines and technical support from Hendrick Motorsports. 2014 marks Scott's first full year of Sprint Cup team ownership. Scott also owns part of Turner Scott Motorsports, a championship team based in Mooresville, N.C. which competes full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series and K&N Pro Series East.