NASCAR: Allgaier back with Turner Scott Motorsports for 2013 image

Justin Allgaier, who finished sixth in NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2012 and earned one victory the same year, will return to the newly renamed Turner Scott Motorsports next season.

He will bring along his longtime sponsor Brandt, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a company. Allgaier, who is an Illinois native just like his sponsor, was the 2009 Nationwide Rookie of the Year and has three wins in his career.

After driving for Penske Racing, he moved to Turner Motorsports, where he has driven the #31 car to 12 top-five finishes and 36 top-10s. Two of his three wins came with Turner, first at Chicagoland, home track for both driver and team, and last year at Montreal.

Rick C. Brandt, president and CEO of Brandt, said returning as the primary sponsor to the #31 shows the company’s dedication and commitment to motorsports marketing.

Allgaier appreciated his sponsor’s fidelity. “I am so excited to come back with Brandt on my car. I’ve known the people at Brandt for years and I could not be more proud of representing them on and off the track. They are a family-owned business with literal roots in my home community,” Allgaier said.

Turner Motorsports became Turner Scott Motorsports after minority owner Harry Scott has expanded his role in the team.