NSCS No. 51 Charlotte 1 Race Preview

HScott Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview
Justin Allgaier
No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Coca-Cola 600 | May 24, 2015

Home Turf…The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) commences its two weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) with Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600. The 600-mile Memorial Weekend race is the longest NSCS race of the season. Allgaier has two NSCS starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, with a best finish of 15th and two laps led, both in the Fall 2014 race. Crew Chief Steve Addington has one win at CMS, earned in May 2010.

600 Miles of Remembrance…To honor military service members and their families on Memorial Weekend, all NSCS car windshields will display names of service men and women instead of the driver’s name. The No. 51 Chevy will carry the name of United States Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam K. Ginett. Tech. Sgt. Ginett was killed by an IED blast in January of 2010.

See Justin…On Sunday, May 24 from 3:00 – 3:15 p.m. EDT, Allgaier will appear for a Q&A at the Team Chevy stage located in the CMS Fan Zone.
Sprint Showdown Recap…Last Friday, Allgaier took part in the Sprint Showdown for the opportunity to advance to the Sprint All-Star Race, an exhibition race with a one million dollar purse. He qualified the No. 51 BRANDT Chevy in the 14th starting spot. After the two scheduled segments, Allgaier ended the evening in the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy in the eighth position for HScott Motorsports.

Justin Allgaier on Charlotte Motor Speedway:

“I always like racing at Charlotte [Motor Speedway] for several reasons. I like the track itself. We start the Coke 600 during the day when the track is hot and slick, and then we end the race in the dark. It’s almost like an endurance race for us, since it’s the longest race of the year. Most of us drivers live in the Charlotte area, so we’ve been able to spend a lot more time than usual at home. There has been plenty of go-kart and golf events going on in the area to keep me plenty busy. BRANDT Professional Agriculture is on the car this weekend and hopefully I can get them their first top 10.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on Charlotte Motor Speedway:

“Keeping up with the changing track conditions is the most difficult part about this weekend at Charlotte [Motor Speedway]. Typically, you won’t see the cars that are really good at the beginning of the race, be the same cars that are really good at the end. Justin really likes this track, and he would’ve had a better finish in his first Cup start at the track had we not had a part failure. He did a great job in the fall race, and I think he can get another good finish 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 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 KeuttelEngineer: 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: Mike ClemenstonTruck Driver: Damon Lopez

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.

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