Justin Allgaier to replace Justin Haley in No. 77 for Cup Series race at Pocono

After taking a hard hit in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway earlier in the day, Justin Haley will be replaced by Justin Allgaier for the NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.5-mile track (3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports Live, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Allgaier, driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series, will replace Haley in the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet. It’ll be Allgaier’s first Cup Series start since subbing for Jimmie Johnson at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2020.

Haley took the big hit on Lap 24 when he lost control of the No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet at the exit of Turn 1, making heavy contact with the inside retaining wall. Haley was hit by Ryan Vargas as he slid back up the straightaway. Following the incident, Haley exited the race car under his own power and was checked and released from the infield care center.