Dover: Justin Allgaier preview

* This Week's Verizon Dodge ... Justin Allgaier will pilot Penske Racing chassis PRS-029 in Saturday's Heluva Good! 200 at Dover International Speedway. Built new for 2010, this Dodge Charger debuted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March where ...

* This Week's Verizon Dodge ... Justin Allgaier will pilot Penske Racing chassis PRS-029 in Saturday's Heluva Good! 200 at Dover International Speedway. Built new for 2010, this Dodge Charger debuted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March where Allgaier started 13th and finished seventh. It most recently raced at Nashville Superspeedway in April where the 2009 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year started third and finished fourth.

* Best in Class... Allgaier's fifth-place position in the point standings is best among full-time, Nationwide Series-only drivers. Allgaier leads fellow Nationwide-only driver Jason Leffler, currently ranked ninth, by 357 points.

* Meet the Driver ... Fans can meet Allgaier on Friday, May 14 from 11:20 -- 11:50 a.m. EDT at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer, located in the midway at Dover International Speedway. Later that evening, he will head to the Verizon Wireless store located at 1045 N. DuPont Hwy. in Dover, Del. where he will sign for fans from 6 -- 7 p.m.

Justin Allgaier on Dover International Speedway

"Dover is a great race track. It's a concrete surface, which is something that has obviously been very kind to us here lately. It's a fast track, and every time you drive off into the corners it's equivalent to the height of a one or two-story building. It's a place where you're never able to relax. Even the straightaways are very demanding at Dover."

Justin Allgaier on making his 50th career Nationwide Series start this weekend

"It's pretty incredible to be making my 50th Nationwide Series start this weekend. I've been very fortunate to be part of the Penske organization for all of those starts. Hopefully we'll be able to add another zero to that number in a few years and be talking about my 500th NASCAR start someday. The 50th start is the first one that really means a lot; it's the first real milestone. It's pretty special."

Crew chief Chad Walter on Dover International Speedway

"Dover is a great place to race. As a crew chief, you have to get the car comfortable for the driver to be aggressive every once in a while. The car has to be predictable so when the driver sees an opening he can take it. We know we need to get a good starting spot in order to have a strong race."

-source: penske

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Justin Allgaier
Teams Team Penske