Allgaier's team will pass on all-star week
May 12, 2014, David Caraviello, NASCAR.com
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