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Justin Allgaier Officially Joins Phoenix Racing in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

January 21st, 2014 at 5:01 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

It's been rumored for months now and on Tuesday the news came out that NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier will join Phoenix Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014 and drive the team's #51 Chevrolet. Allgaier, who made his Sprint Cup Series debut with the organization in 2013, will be one of several contenders contending for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Award. 

BRANDT, Allgaier's sponsorship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the last three seasons, will sponsor the effort in 22 of the 36 races on the Sprint Cup Series schedule in 2014. Allgaier is excited for his Sprint Cup Series career to begin.

'6.22.13 Road America / NASCAR Johnsonville Sausage 200 - Justin Allgaier' photo (c) 2013, Royal Broil - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime and I intend to make the most of it,” said Allgaier. “I am very grateful to Harry Scott and BRANDT for having faith in me to compete against the best drivers in the world.”

“Justin has worked extremely hard to get to this level and he is ready to take the next step,” said team owner Harry Scott Jr. “Working with competition director and crew chief Steve Addington, I think the No. 51 can turn some heads this year.”
 
The 27 year old Riverton, Illinois native has made 174 starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series over the past six seasons. Allgaier has three wins and 84 top ten finishes in those 174 starts and has a best points finish of third which he did in the 2011 season. Allgaier will take over the duties of the #51 Chevrolet after the team finished 31st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner points in 2013. The team was sold by long-time owner James Finch in September with new owner Harry Scott Jr taking over and expanding the organization into a two car team for most of the 2014 season. Allgaier will join veteran Bobby Labonte at Phoenix Racing. Labonte will run several races for the organization in a second entry. 
Tags: Bobby Labonte, Justin Allgaier, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, phoenix racing

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