JUSTIN ALLGAIER QUICK FACTS
No. 31 BRANDT Monterey AgResources
Sam’s Town 300
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 5, 2011
No. 31 Brandt Monterey Ag Resources Chevrolet News and Notes
. Justin Allgaier and his Turner Motorsports teammates set to tour the Grand Canyon. Allgaier and his teammates, Jason Leffler and Reed Sorenson, will take a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon on Wednesday afternoon, courtesy of Papillon Tour Services of Las Vegas. Coverage of their adventure will air on Saturday, March 5th at 2:30 EST during the NASCAR Countdown show on ABC.
. Las Vegas: by the numbers. The Riverton, Ill-native has made two previous starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In both his previous starts, Allgaier captured top-10 finishes with his best finish of seventh coming in March of last season. Allgaier boasts an average start of 12.0 and an average finish of 7.5.
. Driver point standings. After two races in the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Season, Allgaier is sitting eighth in the championship driver point standings 25 points behind leader and his Turner Motorsports teammate, Sorenson. All three of Turner Motorsports’ championship contending drivers are currently in the top-10, with Sorenson leading and Leffler in third-place.
. This week’s Impala. The BRANDT Monterey AgResources team will hit the track with chassis TMS-112 this weekend in Sin City. TMS-112 is a brand new chassis in the Turner Motorsports stable.
. Start of a new era for Turner Motorsports. The 2011 season marks the start of a new era for Turner Motorsports. The team has expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series, fielding three entries in the NCWTS and four entries in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS). Three of the team’s regular NNS drivers (Jason Leffler, Reed Sorenson and Justin Allgaier) have been pegged as viable contenders to win the 2011 NNS driver championship
Justin Allgaier on Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
“I really like Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I have had some success here in the past and I am excited to go out there with this BRANDT Monterey AgResources team. Track position and handling are crucial to having a shot at the win there, so qualifying up front is going to be really important. These Turner Motorsports Chevys have been very fast right out of the gate every week, so I am confident we’ll be able to get the needed track position. Hopefully we can be up front at the end of the day and get a shot at the first Nationwide win for Turner Motorsports!”