Pocono II: Justin Allgaier preview

ALLGAIER LOOKS TO BETTER JUNE'S TOP-10 IN POCONO Long Pond, PA (August 2, 2007) -Justin Allgaier joins the ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers as they head to Pocono Raceway for the running of the Pennsylvania 200. This is race 14 of 23 scheduled for the...

ALLGAIER LOOKS TO BETTER JUNE'S TOP-10 IN POCONO

Long Pond, PA (August 2, 2007) -Justin Allgaier joins the ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers as they head to Pocono Raceway for the running of the Pennsylvania 200. This is race 14 of 23 scheduled for the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season.

Allgaier has three previous starts at the 2.5-mile paved triangle shaped race track in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. His best start was third in both the June and August 2006 races. Allgaier just posted his best finish at the famed track in June after coming back from transmission problems to finish in the eighth place position.

"My favorite track probably is Pocono," Allgaier said. "It's three different tracks in one; you get a mixture of different kinds of feel. We had our transmission break during our qualifying run in June, so we had to rent one for the race. It just felt like we hit the rev-limiter too soon which is frustrating when you have a good car but we still brought home a top-10 finish.

Allgaier will debut a new car this weekend in Pocono. The 2006 Monte Carlo named 'JJ' was named appropriately since the car was once driven by JJ Yeley in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

This weekend the ARCA RE/MAX Series will be joined with the NEXTEL Cup Series. NASCAR drivers such as Travis Kvapil, will be honing in their skills by running in Saturday's ARCA event preparing for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500.

"We had a nice run here in June and I'm just curious to what we can put together and look for that top-five or win," Allgaier said. "The team has done an excellent job getting this car together so quickly after being caught up in an accident on lap one in Kentucky. I like when we run companion races with NEXTEL Cup. I think everyone gets a little more pumped up. It's a pretty cool deal to be running on the same track. Everyone steps up their game, especially when a Cup driver is entered the ARCA race. It is a great opportunity to race against some of the best race car drivers out there."

The Pennsylvania 200 (80 Laps/ 200 Miles) is slated to begin at 1:00pm ET and will be broadcast live on SPEED.

-credit: ja/sv

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Series ARCA
Drivers Justin Allgaier , Travis Kvapil