New Year, New Season…Justin Allgaier peeled off the yellow rookie stripe from the back bumper of his No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet at the end of November 2014 in preparation for this season. He will make his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Sunday, February 22. He competed in Budweiser Duel No. 2 on Thursday and earned the 18th starting spot in the Daytona 500. He led four laps in last year’s Daytona 500, but his day ended prematurely after a late-race multi-car accident. He has a best finish of 25th in the NSCS at DIS. He also has 10 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at DIS, with two top-five and five top-10 finishes, along with 20 laps led.
See Justin…On Sunday, February 22 at 8:30 a.m. EST, Allgaier will appear on Orlando’s FOX 35 Morning Show live from DIS. He will also participate in a Q&A open to the public from 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. EST on the Florida Department of Transportation stage located in the Sprint Fan Zone at DIS.
2014 Season Recap…Allgaier led 16 laps in his Sunoco Rookie season in the NSCS. He ended the season on a high note with eight top-20 finishes in his last 16 starts in the BRANDT Chevy.
National FFA Week…Saturday, February 21 kicks off National FFA Week, which continues through Saturday, February 28. The FFA logo rides on the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy’s decklid each week with Allgaier behind the wheel. BRANDT has partnered with the FFA to help promote agriculture in our nation’s youth. Follow along via #FFAweek on Twitter or visit www.ffa.org/ffaweek.
Justin Allgaier on Daytona International Speedway:
“It feels good to be back at a race track, especially Daytona [International Speedway]. I think everybody enjoyed a little time off over the winter, and we are all ready to get the season started. I learned a lot last season and feel that I’m more prepared than ever going into the season. The guys at HScott Motorsports have prepared great cars and if I can keep the car clean all day on Sunday, I’ll consider it a successful race.”
Crew Chief Steve Addington on Daytona International Speedway:
“Everyone at HScott Motorsports has put a lot of work in over the winter, and I think that will show on the race track. Now that the team has expanded to two cars, we will be able to share information between the drivers and that will benefit both of them. Harry [Scott Jr.] has given us all of the resources and tools that we need to be successful and I’m ready for Sunday.”
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 two seasons as crew chief on the No. 14 team, earning four wins with Tony Stewart. Addington also served as a NSCS 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 NXS crew chief. Addington resides in China Grove, N.C. with his wife Katie and has three children.