(Mooresville, NC – April 29, 2014) Justin Allison will have all eyes on him this weekend as he makes his Talladega ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut with Team BCR Racing in the No. 88 HaVACoSales.com Ford Fusion.
Justin Allison is the grandson of Donnie Allison and nephew of Bobby Allison, who were the original members of the Alabama Gang. Donnie has won two races at the 2.5-mile track while Bobby has won four.
“There’s a lot of family history at this track and a lot to live up to,” says Justin Allison. “It’s always been a dream of mine to race at Talladega Superspeedway. Not only do we have a lot of fans in Alabama, but we have a lot of family and friends there to support all of us for many decades.”
The ARCA Racing Series has made changes to the qualifying procedures for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200. Instead of doing a single car, two-lap qualifying run, the drivers will be placed into groups based on practice times.
“We’re really hoping my teammate, Grant Enfinger, and I will be able to help each other during qualifying and then the race,” says Allison. “We wanted to work together at Daytona, but since our chances ended early, we weren’t able to do so. It’s very beneficial to have a strong teammate at a superspeedway.”
Allison also tested the No. 88 HaVACoSales.com Ford Fusion powered by RoushYates Engines at Talladega two weeks ago, where he posted top-5 lap times on the second day of testing.
Allison said, “Howard Bixman [Crew Chief] and the rest of the guys at Team BCR have put together a great car for me so I feel confident going into this. Team BCR is the 2014 Daytona Champion, and our goal is nothing short of winning this. I’d like to thank HaVACo, Rush Racing Products, Tornado Alley Carwash and Randy Jones Nationwide Insurance for the support and faith in me to do this.”
Crew Chief, Howard Bixman is confident in Justin’s capabilities at Talladega, “The test went very well with Justin. He’s never competed at Talladega and he did a great job. Donnie Allison spotted for Justin during the test, giving him great advice. Justin is a natural and a very talented driver. With his teammate Grant Enfinger, from Alabama as well, we may have the ‘New Alabama Gang.’ I’m really excited for him and his family to continue this legacy.”
Justin will make various appearances throughout the week. One of the events he will attend is on Friday, May 2 at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame for the Race Fever event. The annual event benefits the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Justin and his teammate, Grant Enfinger, will do an on-stage interview at 5pm and then sign autographs for the children of the institute as well as other attendees of the event. Come by if you’re in the area!
Justin will also be at Talladega Superspeedway in the Sprint Fan Zone prior to the Sprint Cup Race. He will be at the Realtree trailer both Saturday and Sunday, times posted at the trailer. On Sunday, he will be in the grandstands signing autographs from 9-11am.
The International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 at 11am ET on Saturday, May 3. Practice takes place on Friday, May 2 from 9-11am CT. Menards Pole Qualifying will begin at 3:30pm CT. Stay connected during practice and qualifying by going to www.arcaracing.com or by liking Team BCR or Justin’s Facebook Page. You can also follow Justin on Twitter at @justinclay88!
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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 and 2014 Daytona Champions, 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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