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NXS: Justin Allgaier’s Crew Chief Suspended for Championship Race

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Justin Allgaier driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet was able to lock himself into the Championship 4 with his tenth-place finish at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday.

However, the No. 7 went on to fail post-race inspection and in turn Allgaier will be without his Crew Chief Jason Burdett for the final race of the NXS season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Allgaier’s Chevrolet was found to have an unsealed brake cooling hose, which is an L1 penalty.

Burdett, who has been the crew chief for the No. 7 since the 2015 season, will not only miss the final race of the season but has been fined $10,000. The team and driver also lost 10 driver and owner points as well.

While Allgaier’s tenth place finish has been encumbered he had a large enough cushion over the fifth-place driver in the Championship standings, therefore, it won’t affect his Championship eligibility.

The 31-year old will try to claim his first NXS Championship on Saturday in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His JR Motorsports teammates Elliott Sadler and William Byron, along with Richard Childress Racing driver Daniel Hemric make up the Championship 4.

Allgaier along with his crew chief Burdett have two wins together this season. Those wins came at Phoenix in April and at Chicagoland in September. It was the first time in Allgaier’s career that he was able to win more than one race in a season.

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    November 14, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Wow; seems this happened to a famous cup driver recently and NASCAR decided not to punish the crew chief until the beginning of the next season. NASCAR rears its ugly biased head again.

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