· Justin Allgaier heads to Talladega Superspeedway third in points... Allgaier held on to third-place in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) championship point standings after a hard-fought sixth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway. The Riverton, Ill-native sits 24-points out of first, just behind second-place Turner Motorsports teammate Jason Leffler. All three championship contending Turner Motorsports drivers are currently in the top-five, with Leffler in second and Reed Sorenson in fifth-place.
· Talladega Superspeedway by the numbers... The 24-year-old BRANDT Chevy driver has two starts at Talladega Superspeedway. He is credited with one top-15 finish, and an average starting spot of 23.5, with his best finish of 15th coming in April 2010.
· This week's Impala... The BRANDT team will hit the track with chassis TMS-110. This chassis is the same chassis Allgaier piloted in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway where he started fifth, and finished in the 27th position.
· Remembering Beau ... This weekend at Talladega, Turner Motorsports' four NASCAR Nationwide Series entries will carry decals honoring the life of former ARCA Series competitor and Turner Motorsports employee Beau Slocumb who lost his heroic battle with cancer last weekend. Slocumb made four ARCA starts in 2009, logging an impressive 7.0 starting average combined with a solid 11.2 average finish. The 26-year-old driver logged a pair of top-10 finishes over those four starts including a career-best fifth-place finish at Kansas Speedway. Slocumb began his career racing Legends cars and climbed the professional ladder through the late model ranks, earning 131 feature wins in Legends and late model competition, and eventually making his mark in the ARCA series. He is survived by his wife Jessica, parents Burke "Buster" and Jeanne, brothers Seth and Daniel and sister Maggie. Memorials can be made to the Ryan Newman Foundation, Hospice of Iredell County (N.C.) or Hospice of Central Georgia.
Justin Allgaier on Talladega Superspeedway
"After a strong outing at our last restrictor plate race Daytona, I'm really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of Turner Motorsports BRANDT Chevy Impala this weekend. The areas that we excelled in for the first race of the season will be multiplied when we roll into Talladega. I feel we have a great shot at coming away with a Turner Motorsports win."
-source: turner motorsports