“I’ve Been Miserable” – Justin Allgaier Thrilled to Win After Tough Start to NASCAR Xfinity Series Season

Published 03/21/2021, 5:45 PM EDT
Feb 27, 2021; Miami, FL, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Justin Allgaier (7) races ahead of Tyler Reddick (23) during the Contender Boats 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


When the NASCAR Xfinity race concluded, the big story was the Daniel Hemric and Noah Gragson brawl. However, it is easy to forget that amid all that, Justin Allgaier seized victory. Admittedly, Allgaier’s win did get a little overshadowed due to the punch-up. However, it does not take away the fact that Allgaier won by a comfortable margin.

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He had an extremely sluggish start to the season, finishing outside the Top 20 for three consecutive races. However, his form has been picking up, with an eighth place at Phoenix. And he finally managed to notch up this win at Atlanta.

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He said, “I definitely made some mistakes this year. A lot of that comes from when you don’t feel like you’re running as good as you want to run. You try to make things happen, but sometimes in the sport, you’re better off that you just kind of let them happen as they’re going to happen.

“I’ve been miserable the beginning part of this year,” he further said.

What else did Justin Allgaier say?

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Coming to this race, Allgaier insisted that he tried to keep things as clean as possible. Of course, the runs were far from perfect in the initial stages. However, he allowed for the track to evolve and adapt his car accordingly, and that made all the difference in the end.

JOLIET, IL – SEPTEMBER 16: Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 BRANDT/Celebrating the Future of AG Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2017 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

In terms of setup, everything was going on a positive note, largely because the team was not exactly encountering any frustrating moments. Justin Allgaier then confessed that he felt ‘miserable’ at the start of the year. However, this was not because of his poor finishes in early races, but from his inability to live up to expectations.

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He declared that the outfit is great, so it makes it harder for himself when he does not live up to expectations. This is why the Atlanta Motor Speedway win is so important; it was his job to get the momentum going and steadying the ship, which, safe to say, he did pretty well.

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