All­gaier races for Xfin­ity ti­tle with new crew chief

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - SPORTS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

MOORESVILLE, N.C. » Justin All­gaier will have a new crew chief in the NASCAR Xfin­ity Se­ries cham­pi­onship race at Home­stead-Mi­ami Speed­way this week­end.

Vet­eran car chief Billy Wil­burn will call the shots as All­gaier drives for his first ca­reer NASCAR ti­tle. Ja­son Bur­dett has been sus­pended for the fi­nal race be­cause of an un­at­tached brake cool­ing hose found dur­ing in­spec­tion af­ter Phoenix.

All­gaier is one of four driv­ers com­pet­ing for the ti­tle. He’ll race against JR Mo­tor­sports team­mates Wil­liam By­ron and El­liott Sadler and Richard Chil­dress Rac­ing’s Daniel Hem­ric.

All­gaier has two wins (Phoenix Race­way and Chicagoland Speed­way), 10 top-5s and 17 top-10 fin­ishes in 32 starts this sea­son.

“I know that we have an ex­tremely good race team and a lot of depth,” All­gaier said. “When you look at other teams that we run against, I think that would be an area that they prob­a­bly strug­gle in.”

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