NSCS No. 51 New Hampshire Race Preview

HScott Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview
Justin Allgaier
No. 51 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
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Land of Lobster…Justin Allgaier will be making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). He has three top 10s in five NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at NHMS and has completed all scheduled laps. NHMS is the first track less than 1.5 miles in length that the NSCS has raced on since Dover International Speedway in early June.

Victory Junction…In honor of Victory Junction Gang Camp’s 10th Anniversary, this weekend at NHMS the No. 51 AccuDoc Solutions Chevy will carry a Victory Junction decal on the c-post. The camp provides life changing camping experiences to children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Since 2004, Victory Junction has enriched the lives of more than 20,000 children and their families.For more information, visit www.victoryjunction.org.

Daytona Recap…Allgaier returned to Daytona International Speedway (DIS) for the second and final time of the season last week. Unfortunately, rain was the theme of the weekend. Allgaier and the No. 51 team earned the 31st starting spot for what was supposed to be a Saturday night race at DIS. However, it was delayed until Sunday at 11 a.m., due to rain. Once the race finally started, Allgaier worked his way forward at the 2.5-mile superspeedway but was caught up in the second big melee of the day on lap 99. After a torrential downpour, NASCAR called the race and Allgaier and the No. 51 AccuDoc Solutions Chevy finished 25th for HScott Motorsports.

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 AccuDoc Solutions Chevy. In 2009, Allgaier took home the Rookie of the Year title in the NNS. After Daytona, Allgaier is currently third in the standings, behind Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon.

Justin Allgaier on New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

“I’m looking forward to New Hampshire [Motor Speedway]. It’s a shorter track and for whatever reason I really like the smaller tracks. This weekend is my first time in a Sprint Cup car at New Hampshire, so I’m curious to see how I will do.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

“We get back to our regular style of racing this weekend at New Hampshire [Motor Speedway] after superspeedway racing last weekend at Daytona [International Speedway]. We just need to be smooth and consistent this weekend. Getting track time will be key for Justin 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 AccuDoc Solutions Team Members:

Driver: Justin AllgaierCrew Chief: Steve AddingtonCar Chief: Pierre Keuttel
Engineer: Garett PetersonEngineer: Jonathan BowenShock Specialist: Clay Alexander
Tire Specialist: Kyle LouchartInterior Specialist:Jamie EdwardsMechanic: Ronnie Griffin
Mechanic: Mark O’Donnell
Engine Tuner: Howard ShipwashTruck Driver: Mike Clemenston

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.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com


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