NSCS No. 51 New Hampshire I Race Preview

HScott Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview
Justin Allgaier
No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
5-hour ENERGY 301 | July 19, 2015

Magic Mile…Justin Allgaier has completed two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). In this race last year, Allgaier was in the closing laps of the race when a competitor made contact with him and sent him into the wall, which ended his race just a few laps shy of the checkered flag.  He has one top-20 finish at the 1.058-mile track, earned in the fall of 2014. He also has five starts in the XFINITY Series at NHMS, with three top-10 finishes.

First Pitch…Allgaier will throw out the first pitch at the Charlotte Knights baseball game versus the Durham Bulls on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:05 p.m. EDT. Allgaier will also participate in the radio broadcast of the game and will interact with the fans.

Kentucky Recap…The NSCS completed their only stop of the season at Kentucky Speedway last weekend. After two days of rain-delayed track activity, Allgaier was able to take to the track on Friday to test out the new aerodynamics package being run by the NSCS at Kentucky and future weekends. Unfortunately, qualifying was canceled as well, and Allgaier was forced to start in the 32nd position. After a race filled with a few ups and downs, Allgaier finished in the 24th position in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports.

Justin Allgaier on New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

“I like New Hampshire [Motor Speedway] because it’s a fast flat track. It’s a shorter track, and I really like the challenge the smaller tracks present. Our short-track program has improved throughout the season, and any opportunity I get to race on one I always enjoy it. I remember this race very vividly from last year. Unfortunately, we had a good race going and we got down to just a few laps to go, and we ended up with a wrecked car. We finished 20th in the fall race last year, and I’m hoping to improve on that finish. I’m happy to be back in the BRANDT red car for the next couple of weeks.”

Crew Chief Steve Addington on New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

“Justin always likes going to the smaller tracks, and they seem to always end in a pretty good result for him. Qualifying will be extremely important this weekend, because it’s so easy to get a lap down pretty quickly at New Hampshire. A lot of the time fuel mileage comes into play, and track position is so important, so we’ll see some two-tire stops to gain an advantage. It looks like the weather will be a big factor again this weekend with rain in the forecast on Saturday and Sunday. That could change up our practice plans for Saturday, but we’ll have to wait and see until it gets a little bit closer.”

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 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

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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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