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Justin Allgaier Returning to Spire at Talladega

Justin Allgaier returns to the NASCAR Cup Series with Spire Motorsports this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the organization announced Sept. 27.

Allgaier will pilot the No. 77 Chevrolet with longtime partner Brandt as the sponsor in the YellowWood 500 on Oct. 3.

This will be Allgaier’s first non-substitute start since 2015. He had made three starts since 2016, all as a fill-in driver.

Allgaier most recently appeared in Cup as a substitute at Pocono Raceway for Justin Haley, where he finished 25th.

The Spaulding, Ill., native has made four Cup starts at Talladega, with a best finish of 23rd in the 2015 spring race.

Haley has made 25 starts in Spire Motorsports’s No. 77 this season but will move to Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 this weekend.

In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Allgaier currently sits in third in the Round of 12, 38 points to the good. He has collected two wins this year.

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Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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Johnny Cuda

Best of luck to Justin. He seems like a nice guy – humble, down to earth.

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