Lady Luck not on Allgaier's side in Kentucky Sparta, KY (July 10, 2006) --Lady Luck was not on Justin Allgaier's side this weekend in Kentucky as he carried the United States Playing Card Company on his car for the first time this season.
Lady Luck not on Allgaier's side in Kentucky
Sparta, KY (July 10, 2006) --Lady Luck was not on Justin Allgaier's side this weekend in Kentucky as he carried the United States Playing Card Company on his car for the first time this season. Allgaier, who had water pump issues in his car during practice, placed his No. 16 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the 25th place starting position for Friday night's ARCA RE/MAX Series event. Allgaier's high hopes of advancement during the event ended after only eleven laps when a head gasket broke and ending his night early.
"We've had some terrible luck these past couple weeks," Allgaier said. "Kentucky has usually been pretty good for us but we started out with water pump problems in practice and thought we had it fixed. We had another leak after qualifying and then the gasket during the race. I just hate it for the United States Playing Card Company who jumped on board this weekend as an Associate Sponsor. I really was hoping to have a solid finish to help promote the "Race to Savings" program they are launching this weekend."
Allgaier's bad luck continued into Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Allgaier had a loose race truck during qualifying and was the last truck to make the field on time placing the No. 63 Dave Porter Truck Sales Ford in the 36th position for the event. Again, hoping to turn their day around during the race on only the second lap of the 150 lap event another competitor got loose got into Allgaier sending him into the wall. To make matters worse another driver unable to check-up in time clipped the front of the already damaged Ford again ending his night early.
"We just didn't have a good weekend," Allgaier said. "I hate that the Mittler's are taking the truck home with heavy damage after only running one full lap. We were loose in qualifying and had a bad run but I thought we'd be able to dial the truck in during the race -- unfortunately, we never had the chance. It's disappointing but its racing. I would like to thank the No. 63 Dave Porter Truck Sales team for the opportunity to run these past three races and hope to be back behind the wheel of a truck before the end of the 2006 season. For now though I'm looking forward to heading to Berlin and improving my position in the ARCA standings."
Allgaier goes back to regular duty next in his ARCA RE/MAX car when the series takes to the track at the Berlin Speedway in Marne, Michigan. The event is slated for Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 8:30pm ET.