Allgaier to return to No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevy in 2019

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Allgaier to return to No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevy in 2019

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Allgaier to return to No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevy in 2019

Justin Allgaier will return to pilot the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series next year.

“It’s been an interesting silly season for sure, but for us, I’m extremely happy with where I’m at,” Allgaier said Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “From my standpoint, I’ve got a great team behind me right now and the folks at Brandt have obviously supported me for a number of years now and where we’re at for them, whether it’s with me or not, I think JR Motorsports is a great fit for them as well.

“There’s a lot of talk, but on the flip side of it unless something really major changes, I don’t see anything changing.”

Allgaier currently sits third on the Xfinity playoff grid on the strength of five wins in 2018. In parts of four Cup seasons with Harry Scott — two full-time in 2014 and 2015 — he had an average finish of 27.2. But since coming to JR Motorsports in 2016, he’s amassed 38 top-five finishes and seven wins in Xfinity, finishing third in the standings in 2016 and 2017.

“Don’t get me wrong,” he said. “I still want redemption on the Cup side, I still want to go drive Cup again in some point in my career, I still think that I have the ability to go do it. But it’s going to have to be the perfect scenario.”

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