Winless in 2019, Justin Allgaier returns to Iowa to defend last season’s victory

JR Motorsport’s driver Justin Allgaier returns to Iowa Speedway looking to defend his victory last season on the 7/8-mile track and get his first win of 2019.

The Illinois native finished last season with five wins (a single-season career-best tally) but this season he hasn’t been able to find his way into Victory Lane; though he has led laps (262) and put up six top fives and seven top 10s.

Allgaier’s resume at Iowa has been pretty solid. In 14 starts, he has a win (this race last season), three top fives and 10 top 10s. His average finish is 9.9.

Even though the JRM veteran is comfortably ahead of the cutoff for the postseason (211 points), a win this weekend at Iowa would lock Allgaier into the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. Allgaier has made the Playoffs every year since its inception in 2016. He is currently fifth in the driver standings, 148-points behind Tyler Reddick in the standings lead.

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