Birth Date: June 6, 1986
Hometown: Riverton, Illinois
Position: Driver - No. 7 Chevrolet
NASCAR Xfinity Series veteran Justin Allgaier is coming off a career-best season as he enters his fourth year with JR Motorsports. The driver of No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro SS earned an impressive five victories in 2018, along with 17 top fives, 24 top 10s and a staggering 741 laps led. The Riverton, Illinois native brought home the JRM’s second consecutive regular-season championship and advanced to the NXS playoffs for the third year in a row.
The 32-year-old driver has a nine-year history of competing in the NXS. During that time, he’s earned 10 wins, 69 top-five, 152 top-10 finishes and six poles in 273 starts.
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.
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.
More success 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 Springfield, Ill.–based BRANDT. 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.
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. 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.
The 2018 season brought more career-best numbers for Allgaier as he racked up five wins that helped him secure the regular season championship. Allgaier and the No. 7 team gave the NXS Playoffs all they had, but a string of back luck kept them from making a run for the NXS championship. The JRM driver ended the year with 17 top fives, 24 top 10s and a career-high 741 laps led. He captured victories at Dover International Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Road America and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Outside of racing in the Xfinity Series, Allgaier enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and daughter Harper, graphic design, RC cars, hunting, wake boarding and competing in select dirt races throughout the year.
|Jason Burdett||Crew Chief|
|Billy Wilburn||Car Chief|
|Cody Jones||Tire Technician|
|Alan Morgan||Engine Tuner|
|Mark Armstrong||Hauler Driver|
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