|Allgaier with Miss Coors Light after winning the pole|
at Bristol on March 16, 2013
Credit: Getty Images/Sean Gardner
- Justin Allgaier was born June 6, 1986 in Riverton, Illinois. He began racing quarter midgets at age 5, going on to win more than 100 races and five titles. He made the jump to UMP Late Models at age 13, then moved to the ARCA Racing Series on 2002 at age 16, driving for Kenny Schrader.
- In 2003, he made six ARCA starts for his family-owned team, earning a best finish of third at Salem Speedway. In 2004, he bested that finish with a runner-up finish at Toledo Speedway. In 2005, he raced to four top-five finishes and won his first pole. 2006 was his first full-time season in the ARCA Series, winning the first ARCA race of his career at the Illinois State Fairgrounds race track. In 2008, running for his family’s team, he won six races on his way to the ARCA Racing Series championship, ending Frank Kimmel’s eight-year title stretch.
- In 2005, Allgaier made his first start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, running four races that season for MB Motorsports. In 2008, he made his Nationwide Series debut, running the final four races of the season in Penske Racing’s No. 12. He drove the car full-time in 2009, winning his first pole at Memphis Motorsports Park; he won his first Nationwide Series race at Bristol in March 2010. In 2011, Allgaier moved to Turner Motorsports due to a lack of sponsorship at Penske Racing.
- Allgaier has continued to compete in midget racing, often running the Chili Bowl Nationals.
- Learn more about Justin Allgaier at his website, www.justinallgaier.com, and at turnerscottmotorsports.com.