Coming in at a 125 pounds, hailing from Riverton, Illinois, the driver of the #51 HScott Motorsports Chevy SS…it’s the one and only Justin Allgaier.
Pronunciation key – Owl-guy-ear
Though he was technically “new” to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series last season in 2013, this season he will be competing full time. This time around though he is making more than enough Sprint Cup starts to qualify as a contender for the coveted Rookie of the Year designation.
At the ripe old age of five Justin began racing in quarter midgets. He certainly had a knack for the sport, winning over 100 races and an impressive five championships.
Fun fact about Justin is that he was nicknamed “Little Alligator” referencing his small stature and ferocious racing, supposedly, according to the old version of his very own website.
While racing Midget cars in the 2007 Chili Bowl, he was able to turn a few heads when he finished third to winner Tony Stewart and second place finisher J.J. Yeley, and that was no small feat.
He has enjoyed a decent bit of success over his career, winning the ARCA Re/MAX Series championship in 2008. With this championship win he also broke the eight-year streak that Frank Kimmel had maintained as the main dude in the series.
Another bonus for Justin is that he has some great experience at ROTY-ing it up. Back in 2009 he was awarded the NASCAR Nationwide Series honor of the same name.
On a more personal level, Allgaier is married and the father of a little girl. I am simply positive that the two lovely ladies in his life are totally good with being a sentence fragment on his page, according to Wikipedia.
While racing in Pocono earlier this month Allgaier was able to get to the front of the pack and maintain the lead for six laps although he still finished in the 27th spot.
Justin is only 20 Cup Series starts into his Sprint Cup career so far but I am betting he has some good racing left to show us. I am excited to see what this young man has to offer the sport as a whole.