How Allgaier has overcome sponsorship snafus and frustration to be a big-time driver -- and a daddy
Justin Allgaier's Circuitous Path to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series
By Mike Leslie, Sports Anchor/Digital Journalist - email
Justin Allgaier's path to NASCAR stardom seemed to be smoothly paved, straight through to the top. The Nationwide Rookie of the Year in 2009, Allgaier was poised for stock car greatness.
But after tearing up the Nationwide series for a few years, Allgaier lost his main sponsor. Suddenly, his straight shot began to wind, curve, and bend.
Five years after that Rookie of the Year season, Allgaier is once again a rookie -- this time on the Sprint Cup circuit.
And while his path to yet another Rookie of the Year honor may be a tough one (Allgaier is one of eight rookies in the Cup series this year), he's still driving hard -- this time for a new sponsor and a new team.
Check out the story above for more on how Allgaier has overcome some early-career adversity -- and how his nine month old baby girl has helped his poise and demeanor on the track.
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