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Justin Allgaier Eager To Take On Bristol Motor Speedway

August 18, 2009

Photo courtesy of Autostock



Justin Allgaier
No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger
Bristol Motor Speedway – Food City 250
August 21, 2009

No. 12 Penske Racing Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger… The No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge team will race chassis PRS-007 during Friday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway. PRS-007 last saw racing action in June at Dover International Speedway. Allgaier started the event in the 21st position, but battled all day to bring the machine across the finish line in 10th place.
• Come and See Me… Driver Justin Allgaier will sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Friday, August 21 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. ET. The trailer is located on souvenir row along the frontstretch at Bristol Motor Speedway.
• Top-Five Result… Allgaier captured his first career top-five finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway during the spring event. Since then, Allgaier has accumulated two additional top-five finishes and he has produced 10 top-10 results overall. The Rookie-Of-The-Year leader sits fifth in the point standings with 12 events remaining on the 2009 schedule.
• Dialed In… Allgaier will visit the Verizon Wireless store located at 2608 East Stone Street in Kingsport, Tennessee on Thursday, August 20. The talented rookie racer will sign autographs and visit with employees from 6-7 pm ET. 
• Watch and Listen… The Food City 250 will be seen live on Saturday, August 21, on ESPN2 with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. The event will also be heard live on PRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 128.

Justin Allgaier on driving at Bristol Motor Speedway
“Bristol is my favorite track on the Nationwide Series schedule. I made my first trip there in the spring and immediately fell in love. It is a place, as a driver, you look forward to racing at. We had a really good run there in the spring and I had never seen the place before. I am expecting better things this weekend now that I have had 300 laps under my belt. I can’t wait to race under the lights. I have been told by other drivers that there is nothing cooler than the Bristol night race. I am ready to experience it for myself.

“We have been getting better as a race team each and every week. In the last month or so, (crew chief) Chad (Walter) and all the guys on the Verizon Wireless Dodge have just been amazing. We have been bringing great cars to the track and it has shown. Every time we go out onto the track we make improvements to the car, which is all I can ask.”

Crew Chief Chad Walter on Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway
“Bristol is a great place to race. It is close racing for 250 laps. As a crew chief, you have to get the car comfortable for the driver to be aggressive every once in a while. The car has to be predictable so when the driver sees an opening he can take it.

“We know we need to get a good starting spot in order to have a strong race. Track position is paramount. You have to keep your car in the lead pack all day to have a shot for the win. I am confident if we stay out of trouble all day we will have another strong run with our Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger.”

Justin Allgaier Nationwide Series Career Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
   27              0                3                    10                0           $726,559

Justin Allgaier 2009 Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
   23              0                3                    10                0           $652,709