Allgaier extends top 10 streak at Phoenix

By Matt Courson
November 11, 2017

AVONDALE, Ariz.—For the sixth consecutive race at Phoenix Raceway, Justin Allgaier has finished inside the top 10, including a victory back in March.

When asked about his streak extending on Saturday, Allgaier attributed all of his success to his team, JR Motorsports.

“I don’t know what makes me good at it other than really good people, really good teams,” Allgaier said. “This car was awesome to drive today. Unfortunately, it just didn’t work out. We weren’t able to capitalize on it.”

However, the ultimate finish of 10th does not reflect how well the No. 7 Brandt Chevrolet ran throughout the 200-lap event.

Allgaier was fifth in Stage 1 and fourth in Stage 2.

With a 10th-place finish, the Illinois native clinched his spot in the next round and will compete for a championship next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In post-race inspection, the No. 7 team was found to have a unattached brake cooling hose, a NASCAR official said. The team was issued an L1 penalty by the sanctioning body, which includes a one-race crew chief suspension and a 10-point penalty, per NASCAR.

In 2017, Allgaier has recorded two victories, ten top-5s and 17 top-10s. He has led for 495 laps this season, the most of any XFINITY season in his career.

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