Allgaier suffers engine woes in Lone Star State
By Matt Courson
April 7, 2018
FORT WORTH—Justin Allgaier’s string of top-six finishes came to an end Saturday in the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
According to FOX Sports, Allgaier and the No. 7 team suffered a broken valve spring. The team brought him into the garage on lap 52 of the 200 lap event.
Repairs were made and the driver returned to the track, but returned just a few laps later after repairs were unsuccessful.
Allgaier, who has now dropped from third to fifth unofficially in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) standings, had not finished outside of the top six since being involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway about two months ago.
The driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet has 5 victories in the NXS, along with 55 top-five finishes in 245 starts.
Allgaier’s teammate, Elliott Sadler, now leads the point standings by 11 over Tyler Reddick.