JR Motorsports’ longest-tenured and winningest driver, Justin Allgaier, returns for a ninth season with
the organization after finishing as the runner-up in the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series point standings. In
2023, the Illinois driver won four races and posted 15 top-five and 20 top-10 results on the way to his
sixth appearance in the Championship 4. In the final winner-take-all event at Phoenix Raceway, Allgaier
fell just short of his first series championship on a late-race restart. In his eight seasons with JRM,
Allgaier has raced for the championship six times, and the 2023 result is his second as runner-up (2020).
His four victories pushed his career win total to 23, 20 of which have come in JR Motorsports Chevrolets.
That ranks the 37-year-old driver 11 th on the all-time list for the series, and his next triumph will tie him
with team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and series legend Tommy Houston for 10 th . The four victories
marked the fourth time in the past six seasons that Allgaier has won at least three times.
His first victory of 2023 came on a rainy day at Charlotte Motor Speedway and punched the Illinois
native’s ticket to the Playoffs. The second win of 2023 was at Daytona International Speedway, and
Allgaier had to rally back from a pass-through penalty early in the event to be in position for the
In the Playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway, Allgaier won a thriller after battling Earnhardt Jr. for
the lead in the closing stages, giving him and crew chief Jim Pohlman a berth in the Round of 8. Needing
a win to advance to the Championship 4 at Martinsville Speedway, Allgaier powered through a wild final
lap to win the wreck-strewn event. In the finale, Allgaier battled at the front of the pack and finished
third after a thrilling last lap.
The longest-tenured full-time driver at JRM, Allgaier has made 438 starts in NXS competition, earning
the 23 victories alongside 143 top-five and 262 top-10 finishes. In 2023, Allgaier led 643 laps to put him
over 5,000 for his career (5,376).
In 2022, Allgaier won three races and again qualified for the Championship 4, ultimately finishing third in
the final standings. His victories all came in a seven-race span starting at Darlington Raceway in May.
Four races later, Allgaier won again at Nashville Superspeedway in June and finished the streak in July at
New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The latter victory was significant in that it marked the first for JRMat
the Magic Mile. He would advance to the Championship 4 once again that season, eventually finishing
Despite not advancing to the final round of the playoffs in 2021, Allgaier was able to capture a pair of
victories at the storied tracks of Atlanta Motor Speedway and then at Darlington. Those victories,
considered bucket list wins by Allgaier, propelled the veteran driver into a summer stretch that saw
Allgaier finish inside the top 10 in 20 of the 24 events that followed Darlington, including the final 12
races to close out the season.
Allgaier found a love for the sport a young age. He was born in 1986 to Mike and Dorothy Allgaier, two
individuals with a passion for racing. Young Allgaier climbed behind the wheel of his first race car, a
quarter-midget roadster, when he was just 5 years old. Showing instant talent, Allgaier became a five-
time quarter-midget champion by the age of 12. From quarter-midgets, he advanced to midget and
micro-sprint features and then began racing in the UMP Late Model Series.

In 2001, at the age of 14, Allgaier became the youngest driver to advance to an A-Main at the Chili Bowl,
the star-studded midget racing event in Tulsa, Okla. When he turned 16, Allgaier dabbled in the ARCA
Racing Series, running part-time over the next four years.
Switching to full time in 2006, Allgaier earned one win and finished 10 th in the ARCA standings. Just two
years later, he won the 2008 ARCA Racing Series championship after visiting Victory Lane six times
throughout the season. That was the same year he made his maiden start in the NXS with Team Penske
at Charlotte.
In his first full-time NXS season in 2009 for Penske, Allgaier earned rookie-of-the-year honors. He
followed that up with his first series win (Bristol) and a fourth-place finish in the championship point
standings in 2010, the highest among NXS regulars.
More success came in 2011 with Turner Motorsports, which marked Allgaier’s first season with BRANDT
Professional Agriculture as his sponsor. He drove to his second career victory, coming at his home track
of Chicagoland Speedway, as well as that of Springfield, Ill.–based BRANDT. The win helped catapult
Allgaier to third in the NXS championship standings. A year later, in 2012, Allgaier found his way to
Victory Lane on the road course at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
After six years competing in the NXS, Allgaier transitioned to HScott Motorsports to run in the NASCAR
Cup Series. He made four starts in 2013, making his debut at Chicagoland, and spent the next two years
racing full time in the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet.
Following the stint in the Cup Series, Allgaier and BRANDT returned to NXS competition in 2016 and to
the No. 7 Chevrolet for JRM. Driving the most consistent season of his NXS career, Allgaier ended 2016
with 13 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes, finishing third in the NXS championship point standings after
advancing to the Championship 4 in the NXS Playoffs.
In his sophomore season at JRM, Allgaier amassed two wins, 10 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. The
victories propelled him into the NXS Playoffs for the second year in a row. Advancing to the
Championship 4, Allgaier ultimately finished third in the standings for the second season running and
the third time in his career. Along with two of his teammates, Allgaier joined the three-car JRM
contingent to sweep the top-three in points for the first time in series history.
The 2018 season brought more career-best numbers for Allgaier as he racked up five wins that helped
him secure the regular-season championship. Allgaier and the No. 7 team gave the NXS Playoffs all they
had, but a string of bad luck kept them from making a run for the NXS championship. The JRM driver
ended the year with 17 top fives, 24 top 10s and 741 laps led. He captured victories at Dover Motor
Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Road America and Indianapolis Motor
Allgaier’s fourth year at JRM saw him make another run at the title after a victory at Phoenix Raceway in
November secured him a spot in the Championship 4 for the third time in four seasons. The No. 7 team
had a strong season overall, putting together a string of 16 consecutive top-10 finishes during the
second half of the year and earning an average finish of 3.6 in the six playoff races leading up to the
season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Allgaier battled hard in the final race of 2019, but
ultimately a cut tire took him out of contention and he ended the year fourth in the NXS championship
standings. In all, the Illinois native earned one win, 16 top fives and 24 top 10s with 607 laps led.
In 2020, Allgaier and the No. 7 team overcame great adversity during the regular season to make a
strong run for the championship. After on-track incidents plagued the team during the first half of the
year, they finally found their stride, with Allgaier earning the victory at Dover and backing it up with a

weekend sweep at Richmond just three weeks later. The JRM driver ended the year with a career-high
1,008 laps led, 12 stage wins and earned a career-best second in the NXS championship standings.
2021 saw Allgaier and the No. 7 team again battle back from adversity, after incidents in three of the
opening five events saw the team mired in the standings. But, thanks to the strength of victories at
Atlanta Motor Speedway and Darlington, Allgaier was able to catch fire and charge into the playoffs and
into the Round of 8 for the sixth consecutive year. Ultimately, Allgaier fell just one position short of
qualifying for the Championship 4, despite a strong fifth-place finish in the penultimate event at
Martinsville Speedway. Overall, Allgaier concluded the 2021 season fifth in the final standings with two
wins, 16 top fives, 24 top 10s and 468 laps led.
2022 was a historic season for both Allgaier and JRM as a whole, as the organization amassed a record
15 victories throughout the season. For Allgaier, the veteran driver became just the 10 th driver in NXS
history to make more than 400 career starts.
Allgaier will again have crew chief Jim Pohlman atop the pit box in 2024. Pohlman previously helped
Allgaier secure the 2008 ARCA Menards Series championship and came to JRM from Richard Childress
Racing last season, leading the team to the cusp of its first championship.
Outside of racing in the Xfinity Series, Allgaier enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and daughters
Harper and Willow, graphic design, hunting, wake surfing and competing in select dirt races throughout
the year.

Justin's Crew

Name Title
Jim Pohlman Crew Chief
Cory Shea Shop Setup
Adam Richardson Engineer
Eric Long Tire Technician/Engineer
Dave Sumner Mechanic
Adam Risher Mechanic
Brian Franklin Engine Tuner
Mark Armstrong Hauler Driver
Mike Campbell PR/Marketing

Autograph Requests

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P.O. Box 330
Mooresville, NC 28115