Talladega, Alabama, (October 9, 2006) --Justin Allgaier took to the track for his first Superspeedway race of his career this past Friday at the Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Food World 250. Allgaier, who started the event in the...
Talladega, Alabama, (October 9, 2006) --Justin Allgaier took to the track for his first Superspeedway race of his career this past Friday at the Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Food World 250. Allgaier, who started the event in the 28th position, knew his No. 16 AG Tech-K&N Filters Chevrolet was race ready and planned on using the draft to his advantage during the event. Inexperience didn't show when the Rookie took the green flag at the 2.66-mile-tri oval where he managed to use that draft to stay in the top-10 during the race.
"That was a great race right there," Justin Allgaier said. "We were able to draft all day and the car was just great. The spotter along with my crew chief made some great decisions for us regarding our pit stops and it worked to our advantage until all the cars started to get together."
Allgaier maintained that top-10 run until with only 13 laps remaining in the race when the "big one" started in front of him collecting the No. 16 Chevrolet. Allgaier's car was damaged beyond repair and taken to the garage. All five drivers involved in the crash were examined and released from the infield care center after the incident. The race was shortened to 81 laps due to daylight concerns sending Allgaier home with a disappointing 26th place finish.
"That was some wreck there at the end," Allgaier said. "We just had no where to go and got collected. I am glad that everyone is alright. I just hate it for this team who has worked so hard to get this car ready for Talladega. We were running so well but this is restrictor plate racing. These things tend to happen when everyone is bunched up with only a few laps remaining. I loved this race and look forward to my next Superspeedway race in Daytona this February."
The ARCA RE/MAX Series heads to the Iowa Speedway for the series' finale and the inaugural race at the Prairie Meadows 250 on Saturday, October 14th at 1:30 PM CT.