* This Week's Verizon Dodge ... Justin Allgaier will pilot Penske Racing chassis PRS-007 in Saturday afternoon's Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is the same Verizon Dodge that Allgaier scored his first NASCAR victory with at Bristol...
* This Week's Verizon Dodge ... Justin Allgaier will pilot Penske Racing chassis PRS-007 in Saturday afternoon's Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is the same Verizon Dodge that Allgaier scored his first NASCAR victory with at Bristol Motor Speedway in March.
* Get to the Points ... Allgaier ranks fourth in the NNS championship point standings heading into this weekend's event at HMS. He trails current point leader and Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski by 930 points, and third-place contender Kyle Busch by 195 points.
* Best in Class ... Allgaier's fourth-place position in the point standings is best among full-time, Nationwide Series-only drivers. Allgaier leads fellow Nationwide-only driver Trevor Bayne, currently ranked eighth, by 658 points.
* Meet the Driver ... Fans can meet Allgaier on Thursday, November 18 from 6 -- 7 p.m. EST at the Verizon Wireless store located at 13623 S. Dixie Hwy. in Miami, Fla. On Saturday, November 20, he will sign for fans at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer, located in the midway at HMS from 10:30 -- 11:00 a.m.
Justin Allgaier on Homestead-Miami Speedway
"Racing at Homestead is a lot of fun. You can race three-and-four wide in the corners, but everyone has to funnel in line when you get to the straightaways. For the most part, it's an action-packed race. It's a cool weekend because everyone knows that's their last chance to win for the year. This year will be even more interesting given the fact that it will be the last race for the current Nationwide Series cars. Everyone pushes just a little harder in that race, because the finish you leave Homestead with can do more for you, or more to hurt you heading into the off season. So, leaving Homestead with a good finish is extremely important as it sets the tone for the teams as they get ready for 2011."
Crew chief Chad Walter on Homestead-Miami Speedway
"I'm looking forward to a strong run to close out the season with Justin in Miami. We have made significant progress in our intermediate program this year, and we hope to finish strong with the last race of the current Nationwide Series car. To be able to give Justin a win would be a terrific parting gift. To do that, we'll have to beat the No. 18 team and Kyle Busch, who will be the odds-on favorite this weekend. It would mean a lot to us to be able to accomplish that, knowing how successful that team has been all year long."
-source: penske racing