West Allis, WI (June 26, 2006) - Justin Allgaier, the young Rookie of the Year Contender in the ARCA RE/MAX Series is making quite a name for himself in 2006. The 20 year-old driver has taken to the track not only in his ARCA, Late Model and...
West Allis, WI (June 26, 2006) - Justin Allgaier, the young Rookie of the Year Contender in the ARCA RE/MAX Series is making quite a name for himself in 2006. The 20 year-old driver has taken to the track not only in his ARCA, Late Model and Midget cars but this past weekend drove in his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race of the year.
Allgaier jumped into the No. 63 Dave Porter Truck Sales Ford at The Milwaukee Mile for the running of the Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event. The Mike Mittler owned team hasn't had much success so far in 2006 and asked Allgaier to see what he could do to improve their season. Allgaier not only put them in the race for the first time in 2006 starting in the 26th place position, but brought home a respectable 22nd place finish in the 200 lap event.
"Mike Mittler called and asked me to drive the truck to see what they could do to make it better," Allgaier said. "It was an off weekend for ARCA so I thought I'd try to help them out. They put a good truck underneath me and we were able to nail down a decent qualifying run and a solid finish. I've driven for the Mittler's before so I was familiar with the team which it made it easier for them and me. They've asked me to drive in Kansas this weekend and I'm looking forward to improving our performance from last week. I really like racing in the NASCAR Series and look forward to making that a full-time step soon."
Allgaier will be running double duty this weekend in Kansas in both the ARCA RE/MAX Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Both events will be televised live on SPEED Saturday, July 1, 2006 with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 event beginning at 3:00 pm ET with the ARCA RE/MAX Kansas Lottery $200 Grand immediately following.