MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — 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 Xfinity 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. I know for us, we’re making the most of the situation that we’re dealt. I feel like for our race team, that’s when we’ve had the best finishes, best runs and really the most confidence going into a weekend. As much as I’m not looking forward to having Jason not there, I’m looking forward to the weekend because I know how strong this team is.”
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