NSCS No. 51 Chicagoland Race Preview

HScott Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview
Justin Allgaier
No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet
Chicagoland Speedway
MyAFibStory.com 400 | September 20, 2015

Returning Home…Justin Allgaier returns to his home racetrack this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. The 1.5-mile track is located about three hours north of his hometown of Riverton, Ill. Allgaier made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut at Chicagoland in 2013 with BRANDT Professional Agriculture on the car. Sunday’s start will mark Allgaier’s third at the Joilet, Ill. track, with a best finish of 27th. Chicagoland is also the site of one of Allgaier’s three wins in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, June of 2011.

See Justin…On Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. CDT, Allgaier will sign autographs at Dave’s Supermarket, 120 S. 3rd Street, Fairbury, IL 61739. The BRANDT showcar will also be on display and Steidinger Foods will provide free food and drinks. On Sunday, September 20, Allgaier will join Chicagoland’s Tweetup at 10:45 a.m. CDT, at a to be determined location.

BRANDT Backstretch…Chicagoland’s backstretch wall will look a little bit different this weekend. BRANDT has purchased the naming rights to the backstretch, and the wall has been painted BRANDT red with the Springfield, Ill company’s branding. BRANDT will also have a large tent along the backstretch for their approximately 200 guests this weekend.

Richmond II Race Recap…The NSCS completed its second-consecutive night race last weekend at Richmond International Raceway, and the final race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Allgaier advanced to the second round of qualifying, and earned the 18th starting spot, his best RIR starting position to date. After a race with unusually long green-flag runs, Allgaier ended the evening with a 25th-place finish in the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy for HScott Motorsports.

Justin Allgaier on Chicagoland Speedway:
“Chicagoland [Speedway] is special for me for many reasons. It’s not only my home track, but it’s where I made my Sprint Cup Series debut a couple of years. That’s a day that I’ll never forget. It’s also the home track for my sponsor, BRANDT Professional Agriculture. They’ll have a lot of guests at the track on Sunday, and I’m going by the headquarters before I head to the track this weekend. As far as on the track, we’ve been making gains at HScott Motorsports on our mile-and-a-half program. I really want to build some momentum for the guys these last few races. They’ve been working really hard at the shop and deserve it.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on Chicagoland Speedway:
“Justin really likes Chicagoland and that’s always helpful going into the weekend. It’s a mile-and-a-half and he’s progressively gotten better at those tracks. It looks like the weather should be really nice and fairly consistent this weekend, which helps us. It’s a big weekend for BRANDT, and I really want to get a good finish for them.”

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

No. 51 BRANDT Team Members:
Crew Chief: Steve AddingtonCar Chief: Pierre KuettelEngineer: Dave Winston
Engineer: Jonathan BowenShock Specialist: Tim LambertTire Specialist: Kyle Louchart
Interior Specialist: Trey TomainoMechanic: Ronnie GriffinMechanic: Mark O’Donnell
Engine Tuner: Billy Fraser
Truck Driver: Damon LopezTruck Driver: Steve Lawson

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About BRANDT: A 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 was established in 1989 as Phoenix Racing, is owned and operated by Harry Scott Jr. and competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with technical support from Hendrick Motorsports.  The team competes full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Justin Allgaier driving the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet and Michael Annett driving the Pilot Flying J Chevrolet. Scott also owns HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi, which fields the No. 42 Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and is the co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, which fields five entries in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. His vision is to build a championship contender by developing talented young drivers, partnering with dedicated sponsors and competing hard every week. For more information, visit HScott Motorsports on the web at: www.hscottmotorsports.com.