Turner Motorsports announced on Wednesday that Brant is returning to the team as the primary sponsor of the No. 31 Chevrolet driven by Justin Allgaier. Allgaier finsihed the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series third in the point standings, winning one race, six top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes. The win came at Chicagoland, the home track of Brandt and Allgaier.
Brant President and CEO, Rick C. Brandt, is excited about the return to NNS competition saying in a statement, ‘We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our first season in NASCAR and look forward to returning as a championship contending team with Turner Motorsports and Justin Allgaier in the Nationwide Series. We look to expand on the successes we had with the program both on and off the track in 2011 and take the program to the next level in 2012.”
Turner Motorsports owner Steve Turner said he is pleased to welcome BRANDT back on board as an integral part of his NNS program.
“We are thrilled to have BRANDT back as a primary partner for the 2012 season,” said Turner. “Just like Turner Motorsports, BRANDT is a family-based company, whose values and ideals align well with ours. Also, Justin [Allgaier] is a great fit for BRANDT, having grown up not far from the company headquarters. We believe 2011 was a great start to our partnership, but plan for the 2012 season to be even better as we contend for more wins, and ultimately, a Nationwide Series championship.”
A native of Riverton, Ill., the “Little Gator” began in Midget and Sprint cars at age six before moving onto stock cars as a teenager. After capturing the ARCA Racing Series championship in 2008, he graduated to the NASCAR Nationwide Series, claiming Rookie of the Year honors with three top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. The 25-year-old scored his first series victory in 2010 at Bristol Motor Speedway and rounded out the season with two pole awards, eight top-five and 20 top-10 finishes.