Nashville II: Justin Allgaier preview

* This Week's Verizon Dodge ... Justin Allgaier will pilot Penske Racing chassis PRS-029 in Saturday's Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway. 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 Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway. Built new for 2010, this Dodge Charger debuted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March where Allgaier started 13th and finished seventh. He then drove this chassis at Nashville in April, where he recorded his best starting spot of the 2010 season, third, and posted a career-best Nashville finish of fourth. It most recently raced at Dover International Speedway in May, where the 2009 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year started 29th and finished 16th.

* Testing, 1-2-3 ... Allgaier and the Verizon crew spent Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2 testing at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, S.C. in preparation for the upcoming Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on June 19.

* 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 331 points.

* Meet the Driver ... Fans can meet Allgaier on Saturday, June 5 at the Nationwide Series mobile display, located in the midway at Nashville Superspeedway from 1 -- 2 p.m.

* Happy Birthday, Justin ... Allgaier will celebrate his 24th birthday on Sunday, June 6.

Justin Allgaier on Nashville Superspeedway

"Nashville was a tough race track for us in 2009. We had a couple of problems in each of the races that gave us finishes that didn't reflect how well we ran. It was the same story when I raced there in the ARCA Series, honestly. For whatever reason, we'd run well but something would go wrong. So, when we finished fourth at Nashville in April, that was awesome. Hopefully, now that we've figured out how to get a good finish, we can get another one this time around."

Crew chief Chad Walter on Nashville Superspeedway

"Nashville Superspeedway is a faster race track than people think. The corners are really tight and come up on you in a hurry. One of the keys to success is getting your car to roll through the center of the corner. If you can roll the center with speed you will have a good day. The driver has to be able to manage a free race car all day long. I think by the end of the event there will be two grooves on the track, which gives the drivers the ability to work on both the top and the bottom of the track."

-source: penske

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