Justin Allgaier Clinches First Career Win at Bristol

After 43 starts and an equal amount of attempts to clinch a victory, Penkse Racing driver Justin Allgaier managed to do so this weekend, as he won the Scotts Turf Builder 300 Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Not without having to battle teammate Brad Keselowski though.

Allgaier started the race in the 30th and managed to take the lead from Keselowski only on lap 272, after a great restart from the inside lane. Keselowski let Allgaier enough room to clear his car as the two exited Turn 2 and then founbd himself caught in a bitter fight to regain the number one spot.

"It was pretty unbelievable," Allgaier said after the race. "We had a great car in practice, and I screwed up qualifying and didn't get the run we really needed and had to start 30th. But Chad told me, 'You'll be there all day long, and if you push it really hard, you'll be in Victory Lane.'"

"I wasn't sure we were going to be able to hold off Brad there for the last couple of laps, but Brad drove a heck of a race and ran us really clean. I'm just excited to a 1-2 for Penske Racing," Allgaier said after the race.

Penkse Racing managed an 1-2 finish at Bristol, with Keselowski coming in second. The podium was completed by Kyle Busch, who had led the race for 59 laps. Retaining the series points lead, Carl Edwards cam in fourth, followed by Kevin Harvick, who managed to spin off and steal the spot from Joey Logano.
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