TALLADEGA, AL (May 3, 2015) – For the first time in several weeks, this weekend’s NASCAR race had no rain in the forecast at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS). In typical superspeedway fashion, Justin Allgaier and the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy team had two practice sessions on Friday afternoon while Saturday’s only track activity was superspeedway style qualifying. NASCAR’s new superspeedway qualifying procedures only allowed for one single-car lap. After completing his lap, Allgaier earned the 35th starting spot. During today’s race, Allgaier managed to escape a multi-car car accident with only minor damage to the No. 51 Chevy. He was able to race his way to a 23rd-place finish in the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy for HScott Motorsports.
Under gorgeous sunny skies, the green flag dropped on the 188-lap race at TSS. On lap 18, Allgaier avoided an accident in front of him and the caution came out. Under caution, Allgaier was able to lead a lap after he stayed on the track a few laps longer than his competitors. Before going back to green, he came down pit road for two right-side tires and fuel. Allgaier restarted in the top 25, and was managing his car in the draft when a multi-car accident occurred on lap 47. Allgaier’s spotter, Rocky Ryan, did his best to navigate him through the melee, and Allgaier managed to make his way through with repairable damage to his right-rear quarter panel and his right-front fender. Allgaier brought the Chevy down pit road twice under caution so the BRANDT crew could make solid repairs. After restarting 29th on lap 58, Allgaier jockeyed for position during the long green-flag run, and radioed in on lap 75 that his BRANDT Chevy was a little bit tight on corner exit but good everywhere else. Shortly thereafter, the fourth caution of the race came out at lap 90 and Allgaier came down pit road for service, including a handling adjustment. After restarting 31st on lap 95, Allgaier continued to work his way up through the pack.