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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Allgaier has really found his place racing in the Xfinity Series. The seven-season veteran nabbed a career-best two victories in 2017, and collected 17 Top-10 finishes en route to finishing third in the driver standings. It was the third consecutive season of racing that led to a Top-5 points finish for Little Gator. While the championship still seems tantalizingly out of reach, we can't count him and the No. 7 team out. The 31-year-old has reached the 240-start plateau and Allgaier's now becoming one of the more seasoned drivers in the series. He has the ability to win races and challenge for championship. With returning crew chief Jason Burdett at his side, Allgaier will remain among the top tier of driver in the Xfinity Series this season.
Allgaier had easily his best season to-date in the Xfinity Series in 2016. The 30-year-old veteran posted career-best marks in Top 5's with 13 and Top 10's with 27. The performance allowed him to participate in the final, four-driver championship round of the Chase at Homestead. Allgaier would come up short of the championship, but he would serve notice that he'll be a contender to win the title going forward. The JRM driver returns to the No. 7 Chevrolet team this season and it appears he'll be teamed with crew chief Jason Burdett once again. While Allgaier lacks the speed and skill to win multiple races, he does have the consistency in his driving skill to rack up bunces of Top-10 finishes. We expect him to collect many in 2017.
Allgaier moves back to the Xfinity Series after a brief, two-season cup of coffee in the Sprint Cup Series. This young driver struggled at NASCAR’s top level with a small race team, but he should rebound nicely with JRM in 2016. Allgaier takes over the strong No. 7 Chevrolet that Regan Smith piloted the last three years. Over that span Smith claimed five wins and 71 Top-10 finishes and had driver standings finishes of third-, second- and fourth-place. This has been a championship-contending team under Smith’s watch. We don’t expect Allgaier to elevate to that level of performance right away. Instead he’ll need a little time to develop chemistry with his new crew chief and team. However, a one-win, 18-to-20 Top-10 finish campaign is not out of the question.
Allgaier was a bit of a disappointment in 2012. Despite one victory and 19 Top-10 finishes, he fell to a disappointing sixth in the final driver standings. The No. 31 Turner Chevrolet was expected to challenge for the championship, but they did not in what was a very competitive field of teams last year. Allgaier returns and will be paired with new crew chief Scott Zipadelli. It could take the two some time to develop chemistry and the relationship to get the most out of Allgaier’s abilities. While the jury is out until that happens, it’s pretty safe to assume a similar performance for the 26-year-old Illinois native. Allgaier is at the leading edge of the tier “B” drivers in this series and poised to move into the “A” tier if the right things can happen.
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Runner-up Finish at Charlotte
Allgaier finished second in the Alsco 300 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Runner-up Finish in Dover
Allgaier finished second in the Allied Steel Buildings 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Third in Toyota Owners 250
Allgaier finished third in the Toyota Owners 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway Friday night.
Fast Happy Hour at Fontana
Allgaier was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Production Alliance Group 300 Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 178.059 mph.
Leads Opening Xfinity Series Practice
Allgaier was fastest in opening practice for the Boyd Gaming 300 Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 178.737 mph.