NSCS No. 51 Daytona II Race Preview

HScott Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview
Justin Allgaier
No. 51 TradeMark Nitrogen Chevrolet
Daytona International Speedway
Coke Zero 400 | July 5, 2015

Beachin’ It…Justin Allgaier and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) make their second stop of the season at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Sunday. Allgaier has three NSCS starts at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Unfortunately, luck hasn’t been on Allgaier’s side and he’s been involved in accidents in each start. Crew Chief Steve Addington has two wins at DIS, earned in 2008 and 2012.

TradeMark Nitrogen…This weekend the No. 51’s primary sponsor is Tampa, Fla., based TradeMark Nitrogen. TradeMark is a wholesale manufacturer, seller and distributor of bulk commodities for industrial and agricultural customers throughout the United States.

See Justin…On Sunday, July 5 from 4:20 – 4:30 p.m. EDT, Allgaier will appear for a Q&A at the Team Chevy stage located in the DIS Fan Zone.

Sonoma Recap…The NSCS visited wine country last weekend and Allgaier and the No. 51 team completed two practice sessions on Friday at Sonoma Raceway. Saturday’s only track activity was qualifying, and Allgaier earned the 27th starting spot. On Sunday, Allgaier ran as high as sixth but slowed on the track after he unexpectedly ran out of fuel just over the halfway point of the race. After refueling the BRANDT Chevy under green, Allgaier was trapped a few laps down and relegated to a 35th-place finish for HScott Motorsports.

Justin Allgaier on Daytona International Speedway:

“I like racing at Daytona [International Speedway], especially under the lights. This weekend’s race will feel a little bit different since it’s on a Sunday night. We have a red, white and blue TradeMark Nitrogen paint scheme to go with this weekend’s holiday. I haven’t had the best luck in the Sprint Cup car at Daytona, but it’s not from a lack of effort from the guys. We have great cars from Hendrick and my guys do a great job at the shop getting them prepared for the weekend. Most of all I want us to get the best finish that we can, and for the fans to enjoy the race. Daytona is making a lot of changes to the facility, and it’s neat to watch the transformation.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on Daytona International Speedway:

“There’s not a whole lot of changes we can make to superspeedway cars once we are at the track. However the car unloads off of the hauler, is what we’ll have for the weekend. We have great equipment from Hendrick Motorsports and their superspeedway program is phenomenal. We really need to avoid the melees and get a solid finish for Harry and TradeMark Nitrogen.”

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 TradeMark Nitrogen 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 TradeMark Nitrogen 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: 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.

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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