Saturday, September 16, 2023

Allgaier Gets Xfinity Playoff Boost by Claiming Food City 300 Victory

Allgaier Gets Xfinity Playoff Boost by Claiming Food City 300 Victory #FoodCity300

Earns JRM’s 78th #NASCAR Xfinity Victory and the Fourth #Win at Bristol for the Team


Justin Allgaier used bold strategy and fresh tires to top the field in the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.


Allgaier, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, gave up the lead under caution with less than 50 laps to go to put on four fresh tires while his main rivals remained on the track. Methodically picking his way through the field, Allgaier had a thrilling side-by-side battle with Daniel Hemric before pulling away and clinching postseason advancement after taking the checkered flag in the debut race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs.


“I’m speechless - we won Bristol,” said Allgaier, who led a race-high 110 laps, collected his second Bristol victory, third win of the season and 22nd of his Xfinity Series career. “This team has done such an amazing job at this racetrack. The fans were unbelievable.


“The pit strategy – coming down pit road all by myself was nerve-wracking.”


Allgaier has three wins this year. One of the event’s ‘feel good moments’ occurred as the race winner gave both Team Owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Allgaier’s father* a ride to Victory Lane.


 *Mike Allgaier was in the tire business and went to various racetracks, supplying competitors


source: Bristol Motor Speedway Media

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