Charlotte: Justin Allgaier preview

This Week's Verizon Dodge ... Justin Allgaier will pilot Penske Racing chassis PRS-032 in Saturday's TECH-NET Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Built new for 2010, this Dodge Charger debuted at Texas Motor Speedway in April, where ...

This Week's Verizon Dodge ... Justin Allgaier will pilot Penske Racing chassis PRS-032 in Saturday's TECH-NET Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Built new for 2010, this Dodge Charger debuted at Texas Motor Speedway in April, where Allgaier started 18th and finished 11th.

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 317 points.

Meet the Driver ... Fans can meet Allgaier on Thursday, May 27 at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer, located in the midway at Charlotte Motor Speedway from 12 -- 12:30 p.m. The following evening, Allgaier will sign autographs for fans at the Verizon Wireless display at the Food Lion Speed Street Festival in Uptown Charlotte, N.C. from 7 -- 8 p.m. EDT. For exact location and more information, log onto 600festival.com.

Justin Allgaier on Charlotte Motor Speedway

"Charlotte is a great track in terms of the 1.5-mile speedways. The front straightaway, I swear it's flat. As you drive into Turn 1, you're looking at this massive asphalt wall. Your brain tells you to lift, but your right foot stays in the throttle. The track has a lot of speed. It's also got some character in terms of bumpiness. It's a fun place to race, especially in front of so many Penske Racing employees and their families."

Crew chief Chad Walter on Charlotte Motor Speedway

"Charlotte Motor Speedway is a great 1.5-mile track. Handling and track position are the keys to success. The Nationwide cars are extremely aero-sensitive, but we saw that same importance in the All-Star race this past weekend. The car out front definitely has the advantage and can pull away from the field. We'll have to have our Verizon Dodge able to rotate through the corners on both ends of the track in order for us to have a shot to win."

-source: penske

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