NSCS No. 51 Charlotte II Race Preview

Justin Allgaier
No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Bank of America 500 | October 10, 2015

Charlotte Weekend…Justin Allgaier will be making his fourth start at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) this weekend. In his previous three starts at the 1.5-mile track, Allgaier has a best finish of 15th. In his other two starts, he finished multiple laps down after an accident, and a mechanical failure. Even though HScott Motorsports is located in Spartanburg, S.C., CMS is considered its home track. The Concord, N.C. track is located just over 80 miles from the race shop. Allgaier’s crew chief, Steve Addington, has one win at CMS, earned in 2010.

See Justin… On Saturday, October 10, from 3:30 – 3:45 p.m. EDT, Allgaier will appear for a Q&A at the Team Chevy stage located in the CMS Fan Midway.

Dover II Race Recap…Dreary weather was the theme at Dover International Speedway. Heavy rain caused NASCAR to cancel all track activity last Friday and to set the field for the race based on the rulebook. Justin Allgaier started the AAA 400 in the 30th position. Both scheduled practice sessions last Saturday ended prematurely due to precipitation. Sunday’s misty weather moved away from the track in time for the start of the race, but overcast skies remained. After starting the 400-lap race with a mostly tight-handling No. 51 Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) Chevy, the car’s handling improved as the checkered flag neared. Allgaier completed the race with a 27th-place finish in the F.O.E. Chevy for HScott Motorsports.

Justin Allgaier on Charlotte Motor Speedway:
“I like racing at Charlotte [Motor Speedway] for many reasons. Selfishly, I’m glad that I get to sleep in my own bed at home. Everyone does for the most part. A lot of people will bring their family members that don’t usually get to come to the track. I like the racing at Charlotte, and I’ve always been a fan of night racing. You couldn’t have a better combination than this weekend. When we don’t have something go wrong at Charlotte, I’ve been good there. I’m hoping to shake the bad luck this weekend. The guys at HScott Motorsports have prepared a great car for me this weekend. Steve [Addington] certainly knows what it takes to win at Charlotte. I’m looking forward to being back in the BRANDT red car this weekend and finishing out these last few races of the season strong.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on Charlotte Motor Speedway:
“Justin has been getting better and better at the mile-and-a-half tracks as the year has progressed. Fortunately, it looks like we will have great weather and get all of the track time we are supposed to this weekend. Every race is important, but there’s always something extra special about Charlotte because it’s a home race for so many teams. BRANDT is on the car this weekend, and they’re a great group of people and I 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.