Birth Date: June 6, 1986
Hometown: Riverton, Illinois
Position: Driver - No. 7 Chevrolet
Veteran driver Justin Allgaier enters 2018 as a NASCAR Xfinity Series title-contending favorite yet again with two impressive seasons at JR Motorsports under his belt. The 31-year-old driver is coming off his first multi-win season, capturing victories at Phoenix Raceway in the spring and his home track, Chicagoland Speedway. Allgaier helped make history last year, being one of three JRM drivers to advance to the Championship 4, a first in NXS competition.
The Riverton, Ill., native has an eight-year history of competing in the NXS. During that time, he’s earned five wins, 52 top-five and 128 top-10 finishes in 240 starts. In his first full-time NXS season in 2009, Allgaier earned rookie of the year honors. He followed that up with his first series win (Bristol Motor Speedway) and a fourth-place finish in the championship point standings in 2010, the highest among NXS regulars.
One of his most successful years came in 2011, which marked Allgaier’s first season with BRANDT Professional Agriculture as his sponsor. He drove to his second career victory, coming at his home track of Chicagoland Speedway, as well as that of his Springfield, Ill.–based sponsor. The win helped catapult Allgaier to third in the NXS championship standings.
A year later, in 2012, Allgaier found his way to victory lane at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The win marked his first NASCAR road-course victory and his most recent NXS victory prior to 2017.
Allgaier was born in 1986 to Mike and Dorothy Allgaier, two individuals with a passion for racing. Growing up around the sport, young Allgaier climbed behind the wheel of his first race car, a quarter-midget roadster, when he was just 5 years old. Showing instant talent, Allgaier became a five-time quarter-midget champion by the age of 12. From quarter-midgets, he advanced to midget and micro-sprint features and then began racing in the UMP Late Model Series.
In 2001, at the age of 14, Allgaier became the youngest driver to advance to the A-Main at the Chili Bowl, the star-studded midget racing event in Tulsa, Okla. When he turned 16, Allgaier dabbled in the ARCA Racing Series, running part-time over the next four years.
Switching to full time in 2006, Allgaier earned one win and finished 10th in the ARCA standings. Just two years later, he won the 2008 ARCA Racing Series championship title after visiting victory lane six times throughout the season. That was the same year he made his maiden start in the NXS with Penske Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
After six years competing in the NXS, Allgaier transitioned to HScott Motorsports to run in the NASCAR Cup Series. He made four starts in 2013, making his debut at Chicagoland Speedway, and spent the next two years racing full time in the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet.
Allgaier and BRANDT Professional Agriculture made the move back to NXS competition in 2016, joining JR Motorsports. Driving the most consistent season of his NXS career, Allgaier ended 2016 with 13 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes. He earned a career-best average finish of 9.1 and finished third in the NXS championship point standings.
In his sophomore season at JRM, Allgaier amassed two wins, 10 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes, and led a career-high 495 laps. The victories catapulted him into the NXS playoffs for the second year. Advancing to the Championship 4, Allgaier ultimately finished third in the standings for the second consecutive season and the third time in his career. Along with two of his teammates, Allgaier became part of the three-car JRM contingent to sweep the top-three in points for the first time in series history.
Away from the track, Allgaier enjoys dirt racing, graphic design, RC cars, hunting and spending time with his wife Ashley and daughter Harper.
|Jason Burdett||Crew Chief|
|Billy Wilburn||Car Chief|
|Cody Jones||Tire Technician|
|Alan Morgan||Engine Tuner|
|Matt Weaver||Hauler Driver|
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