(Mooresville, NC – February 10, 2014) On the journey to carry his family’s legacy, Justin Allison will make his Daytona debut with Team BCR Racing in the No. 88 HaVACo Ford Fusion.
Family Legacy: Justin Allison is the grandson of Donnie Allison, who won the Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway and a 125-mile qualifying race for the Daytona 500 in his career. His uncle Bobby Allison, a former Winston Cup Champion, has won six races at Daytona International Speedway.
Rookie Status: Where short track racing is the norm for the rookie driver, Daytona International Speedway will be the largest track Allison has ever driven on. Justin made his ARCA Racing Series debut with Team BCR at Kansas Speedway’s mile and a half track in 2013. Justin along with the rest of the staff at Team BCR believed he had the potential to take home a top-5 finish at Kansas, but finished up in 11th after a rain-shortened race.
Justin attended the ARCA Daytona test in December, finishing up 3rd overall on the weekend’s speed charts.
History on the Driver: Justin won the 2010 Legacy Racing Series Championship, finishing in the top-5 in 20 out of 21 races. He then ran selected races in the PASS Super Late Model Series and the Allison Legacy Series until 2013 when he made his ARCA debut with Team BCR Racing and Development Team.
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Q & A with Justin Allison
What were your thoughts going out on the track the very first time at Daytona?
“I was terrified leaving the pits and I did not know what to expect. Of course, I’ve been given plenty of advice from my grandfather [Donnie Allison] along with my teammate Grant Enfinger but you don’t fully know what to expect until you’re out there doing it yourself. Once I got going, though, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I anticipated it to be. My Crew Chief Howard Bixman gave me a great car as the speed charts showed.”
What sort of advice has your grandfather given you and what will you take from that going into the race?
“My grandfather gave me advice in drafting and in single car runs. At this point in my career, all the advice I can get is very helpful. I have a great teammate, Grant Enfinger and a veteran Crew Chief, Howard Bixman to rely on as well.”
Meet Justin Allison: If you’re in the Daytona area, stop by the Daytona Racing Souvenirs and Hobbies Store on Friday February 14 from 6-7pm. Donnie Allison and Justin will be signing autographs as well as selling Donnie’s Book “As I Recall.” Justin Allison’s “continuing the legacy” shirts and more will also be for sale.
For those attending the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway, you will have the chance to meet the ARCA Racing Series drivers on Saturday, February 15 from 12:30-2pm in the garage area.
Daytona International Speedway: Home of the most prestigious race in NASCAR, known as the Daytona 500. The 2.5-mile high-speed track will hold ARCA’s 51st annual Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real on February 15, 2014.
Watch the Race: The Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real at Daytona International Speedway will broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 at 4:15pm ET on February 15, 2014.
Team BCR: Team BCR Racing and Development Team, located in Mooresville, NC, is headed by veteran ARCA and NASCAR Crew Chief, Howard Bixman. Team BCR is a winning organization that has poised itself as a first rate driver development team, seeking out talented drivers and providing them with quality winning equipment and development, with the goal of furthering their careers into a successful entry into NASCAR.
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