When Justin Allgaier takes the green flag on Saturday night for the Great Clips 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it’ll mark the driver’s 100th-career start in the series.
Allgaier made his Nationwide debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October 2008, the same season he claimed a championship in the ARCA Racing Series. He began his career driving for Penske Racing, with 2009 being his first full-time season in the series. He drove two complete seasons for Penske Racing until sponsorship issues forced him to leave the team at the end of 2010. In 2011, Allgaier has been driving a No. 31 car for Turner Motorsports.
In his 99 NNS starts so far, Allgaier has two wins, one coming in the No. 12 Penske Racing entry in 2010 and the other coming earlier this season at Chicagoland Speedway in his Turner Motorsports ride. He also has 17 top-fives and 44 top-10 finishes to his credit in his first 99 races.
Allgaier heads into Atlanta as the fifth-place driver in series points, 66 points behind leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Twenty-five races into the season, Allgaier has six top-fives and 12 top-10s in 2011 to add to his win from earlier in the season.
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