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Allgaier's team will pass on all-star week

May 12, 2014, David Caraviello, NASCAR.com

Allgaier's team will pass on all-star week
Driver is coming off Kansas race where he was involved in hard crash

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Justin Allgaier will not compete in all-star activities this week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as his No. 51 car has been withdrawn from the Sprint Showdown by HScott Motorsports.

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Car owner Harry Scott Jr. and competition director Steve Addington made the decision to focus instead on next week's points-paying Coca-Cola 600, according to a team representative. The top two finishers in Friday night's Sprint Showdown, as well as a third driver chosen by fan vote, transfer to the Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday evening.

As an exhibition race, the all-star event does not award points. Allgaier was involved in a hard crash with David Gilliland this past Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, and the rookie fell to 29th in the Sprint Cup Series standings after the 36th-place finish.

Allgaier reacted to the decision by posting an image of a sad face to the social network Twitter. Among those who took note was Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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