Although Justin Allgaier has never won a NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he certainly has a winning combination at the 1.5-mile track in Sin City.
When the NASCAR Nationwide starting field hits the track for Saturday's Sam's Town 300 (4:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2), Allgaier is sure to be among the frontrunners contending for the win.
In four starts at the track, he has never finished outside the top eight or qualified outside the top 13. His best finish was a runner-up performance in 2011. He also boasts the highest average driver rating (106.3) among drivers with four starts at the track.
His success belies the fact that racing at Vegas can be a bit challenging for drivers, especially for those with the wrong race strategy.
"The track is pretty line-sensitive so you have to time your passes well, but it also usually comes down to fuel mileage," said Allgaier. "It's going to be a great race and Las Vegas always puts on a good show, and ...