JR Motorsports Race Report
|May 4th, 2019|
|Race 10 of 33:||Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway|
|Track Specs:||1-mile concrete oval/ 200 laps|
|Weather:||Partly cloudy; 73 degrees|
|Race Winner:||Christopher Bell|
Justin Allgaier, driver of the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, earned his fourth top-five finish of the season on Saturday, placing second in the Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway. The Illinois native sits fifth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series point standings, 114 markers outside of the lead.
Starting the 200-lap race from the second position, Allgaier raced inside the top five for the entire caution-free first stage, taking the green-and-white checkered flag in third. During the stage, Allgaier had reported that the BRANDT Chevy was tight through the center of the turns and free on entry and exit. Crew chief Jason Burdett called Allgaier in under the stage-ending caution for four tires, fuel and an adjustment to try to help the No. 7 Camaro’s handling.
Allgaier was in the second position for the start of Stage Two and was quick to report that the last adjustment helped entry and exit, but the BRANDT Chevy was still tight center. Driving through the tough handling condition, he remained inside the top five to end Stage Two in the fourth position. Under the caution, the team made a pit stop four tires, fuel and another adjustment.
When the green flag dropped for the final stage, Allgaier continued to battle inside the top five. He was running in fourth when a caution came out on lap 154, giving the team the opportunity to make their final pit stop of the day. Restarting in fourth, he powered his way to second in a hurry and remained there through two more late-race cautions until the checkered flag waved. The runner-up effort gave him his fourth straight top-five finish at the 1-mile concrete oval.
Christopher Bell won the race and was followed by Allgaier and Tyler Reddick, with Cole Custer and Chase Briscoe rounding out the top five.
Justin Allgaier, driver No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team
“Our BRANDT Professional Agriculture Camaro was good today. I wanted to be able to try to battle with Christopher (Bell) there at the end, but we were just off a little bit. All-in-all, still a good day with a second-place finish. We’ve had the speed, we just haven’t had the luck, and today we had some luck with it. We were just a little bit short of Victory Lane.”
No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Camaro
|Laps Completed (Led)||200 of 200 (1)|
|Point Standings (from leader)||5th (-114)|