Biography of Justin Allgaier
Justin Allgaier is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports. He was the 2008 ARCA Re/Max Series Champion and the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year.
Allgaier was born in Spaulding, Illinois, and raised in Riverton, Illinois, and began his racing career at the age of five in quarter midgets, winning over one hundred races and five championships. He began stock car racing at thirteen in the UMP Late Model Series, where he competed for three seasons.
At the age of sixteen, he made his debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack, driving the No. 99 Hoosier Tire Midwest/Law Automotive Chevrolet for Ken Schrader; he qualified twenty-ninth and finished seventeenth. He ran two additional races for Kerry Scherer and Bob Schacht, with the best finish of eleventh.
Career in 2003–2006
Allgaier ran additional ARCA races in 2003, making six starts in the No. 86 owned by his father. He had a sixth-place finish in his second start at Toledo Speedway, and later the best finish of third at Salem Speedway. The next season, he made only five starts but had second place at Toledo. In addition, he was a representative of the United States in the South Pacific Saloon Car Championship, where he had two top-fives. In 2005, Allgaier ran seven races in ARCA, splitting time between cars owned by Wayne Hixson and Bobby Gerhart.
He won his first career pole at Springfield, setting a new track record, and had four top-five finishes. He also made his NASCAR debut in the Craftsman Truck Series, making four starts in the No. 63 MB Motorsports/Dave Porter Ford. Justin Allgaier failed to make five races and did not finish higher than 26th. That year, Justin Allgaier appeared on the Discovery Channel program, Driver X: The Race For The Ride. The show’s premise was Jack Roush searching for new talent to drive Roush Racing-prepared vehicles in NASCAR’s top 3 series.
Career in 2014
In January 2014, it was announced that Allgaier would compete full-time for Rookie of the Year in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving for the now-renamed HScott Motorsports in the No. 51 Holden Commodore.
Allgaier led 4 laps in the 2014 Daytona 500 and crashed with 7 laps to go. Justin Allgaier finished 27th. After consecutive top 20 finishes, Allgaier had a great finish in the Food City 500 avoiding several wrecks to finish 17th. At Talladega, Allgaier nearly won his first Cup series victory in Aaron’s 499, running in the top five and contending victory with 9 laps to go. Justin Allgaier lost drafting help from Kurt Busch and as a result, lost multiple spots, finishing 27th.
Justin Allgaier leads 15 laps during the first Pocono race in early June. Taking the lead with less than 35 laps to go, Allgaier led until a yellow came out with 19 laps to go; forcing Allgaier to make a pit stop.
Return to Xfinity Series and sports car debut
After talking to Dale Earnhardt Jr. during driver intros at Darlington Raceway in the same pickup truck, Justin Allgaier formed a connection with Earnhardt and eventually signed to drive with JR Motorsports for the 2016 season. Justin Allgaier started his season on a good note. While his teammate Chase Elliott won the season-opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona, Justin Allgaier finished 12th. Allgaier picked up 2 top tens in the next 2 races at Atlanta and Las Vegas.
He led 15 laps in Atlanta and finished 9th in Las Vegas. Allgaier had his best finish of the spring at Talladega during the Sparks Energy 300 in which he led 1 lap and took advantage of Joey Logano’s final lap wreck to finish second behind his teammate Elliott Sadler, giving JRM a 1–2 finish.
Justin Allgaier went to Lincoln Land Community College where he majored in engineering from 2004 to 2006. Allgaier is married, to Ashley, and they have one daughter.
- Full Name: Justin Allgaier
- Date of Birth: June 6, 1986
- Age: 35 years
- Birth Place: Spaulding, Illinois
- Achievements: 2008 ARCA Re/MAX Series Champion, 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Champion
- Awards: 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year
- Height: 1.68 m
- Car no., team: No. 7 (JR Motorsports)
- First win: 2010 Scotts Turf Builder 300 (Bristol)
- Spouse: Ashley Allgaier (m. 2006)
- 2019 position: 4th
- Net Worth: N/A
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