Allgaier's team will pass on all-star week
May 12, 2014, David Caraviello, NASCAR.com
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Allgaier will not compete in all-star activities this week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as his No. 51 car has been withdrawn from the Sprint Showdown by HScott Motorsports.
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.
@J_Allgaier cheer up dude. Hard wreck you walked away from. Things could be worse.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 12, 2014