No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet Camaro News and Notes
Vegas Luck - Justin Allgaier will be making his fifth start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s (LVMS) 1.5-mile oval. Allgaier has had a lot of success in his four previous starts at LVMS. He’s never finished outside the top-10 or qualified outside the top-15. His best LVMS finish to date was second to Turner Scott Motorsports teammate Mark Martin in 2011.
2013 Point Standings - After finishing seventh at Daytona International Speedway and third at Phoenix International Raceway, Allgaier is currently tied with Sam Hornish Jr. for first in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings. Allgaier last led the point standings in 2011.
Driver Rating - Allgaier has the highest average driver rating, 106.3, among drivers who have made four starts at LVMS. (Driver Rating formula combines wins, finishes, top-15 finishes, average running position while on lead lap, average speed under green, fastest lap, laps led and lead-lap finishes.)
Big Weekend for BRANDT - BRANDT will host approximately 165 guests this weekend at LVMS. The guests include employees, customers and partners. To get a behind the scenes look at how BRANDT guests spend their weekend, follow along at @BrandtRacing.
In-Car Camera - The No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet Camaro will have an in-car camera sponsored by Chevrolet for ESPN’s race broadcast of the Sam’s Town 300 on Saturday. The camera will feature live shots from inside Allgaier’s cockpit during the 300 mile event.
Happy Anniversary - Justin and his wife Ashley headed to Las Vegas early to celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary on Monday, March 4.
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race - Allgaier won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race contingency award following his third-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway.
From the Crew Chief, Scott Zipadelli - ”Las Vegas [Motor Speedway] is a great race track and I always look forward to racing there. The track loses grip when the sun comes out and the bumps in turns one and two are a little more pronounced each year. We need to qualify up front because it’s hard to pass and traffic has a big affect on the car’s balance and grip level. We also have to keep a close on eye on fuel because there’s often long green flag runs at Las Vegas.”
Justin Allgaier on Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
“Las Vegas [Motor Speedway] is a very unique mile-and-a-half. It’s extremely fast, probably one of the fastest tracks we go to. The track is pretty line-sensitive so you have to time your passes well, but it also usually comes down to fuel mileage. It’s going to be a great race and Las Vegas always puts on a good show, and I don’t think this weekend is going to be any different.”