Saturday, August 18, 2012

NNS Race Recap: Justin Allgaier captures Turner Motorsports second consecutive win today

Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR
Justin Allgaier, driver of the No. 31 Brandt Chevrolet, captured his first win at Circuit Giles Villeneuve and Turner Motorsports' second consecutive win today. Nelson Piquet Jr. won earlier in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Michigan International Speedway.

Allgaier crossed the start/finish line approximately 0.353 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Sam Hornish, Jr. He started 15th on the grid and slowly made his way to the front as the laps wound down for this 74-lap road course race. There were two green/white/checkered finish attempts and Allgaier was able to get around Jacques Villeneuve for the win.

Although the two Canadian hometown drivers Jacques Villeneuve and Alex Tagliani (pole sitter) ran strong throughout most of the day, neither one of them were able to capture the win. They finished third and 22nd respectively.  

The remaining drivers who finished out the top ten this afternoon are: Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 12), Jacques Villeneuve (No. 22), Elliott Sadler (No. 2), Ron Fellows (No. 5), Michael McDowell (No. 18), Mike Wallace (No. 01), Billy Johnson (No. 60), Austin Dillon (No. 3) and Kyle Busch (No. 54).

Race Cautions:
  1. Dexter Stacey (No. 23) spins in Turn 9
  2. Timmy Hill (No. 41) stopped on the track in Turns 6
  3. Dexter Stacey (No. 23) accident in Turns 6 & 7
  4. Debris on the Frontstretch
  5. Jason Bowles (No. 81) spins in Turn 10
  6. Mike Wallace (No. 01) spins in Turn 14
  7. Alex Tagliani (No. 30) stopped on track in Turn 1
  8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 6) accident in Turn 6
Race Highlights:
  1. Danica Patrick (No. 7) led for a total of 20 laps today prior to car issues which occurred after a shoe (yes, a shoe) was thrown onto the track.
  2. Kyle Busch (No. 54) started the race from the tail end of the field; finished tenth
  3. Eight cars had to start from the tail end of the field (Nos. 01, 24, 41, 43, 47, 54, 70 & 75)
  4. Austin Dillon was the highest finishing rookie; finished ninth
  5. Sadler leads the point standings by 22 over Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
Unofficial Race Results: click here

Unofficial Points Standings:
click here

The next NASCAR Nationwide race will be held on August 24 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Food City 250 will be broadcast on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET

Unique Hiram is an Associate Editor/Contributing Writer/Media Rep for Skirts and Scuffs. Additionally, she is also the author of "Fast Lane Poetry" which was published April 2011. Unique can be contacted via email or through Twitter.


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