New Year, New Car, New Crew Chief…After finishing sixth in the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) points standings, Justin Allgaier heads into the 2013 season with renewed confidence. The much-anticipated Chevrolet Camaro will make its NNS debut at Daytona International Speedway. In addition to the new car, Allgaier will have a new crew chief atop the pit box. Veteran crew chief Scott Zipadelli joined the No. 31 BRANDT team in January. Zipadelli comes to Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) with several years of experience in the Nationwide Series, most recently working at RAB Racing.
BRANDT’s 60th Anniversary Paint Scheme…The new No. 31 Chevy Camaro will debut with BRANDT’s 60th Anniversary paint scheme.The Springfield, Ill based companyis celebrating its 60th year helping farmers adopt new and profitable technologies for their business.
This Week’s Camaro…Justin Allgaier and the No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet Camaro team will utilize chassis TSM-334 this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. TSM-334 is a new car and will make its debut at the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway.
From the Crew Chief, Scott Zipadelli…“I enjoy superspeedway racing in general, so I really look forward to going to Daytona for the big race. There’s a lot of anxiety involved with the big wreck. You want to run up front all day, but you don’t want to take unneccesary risks to end your day early. Daytona is a little bit easier as far as setup and speed, compared to a short track like Phoenix. Our objective for the first five races is to finish the best we can and not wreck the car.”
Justin Allgaier on Daytona International Speedway: “I’m excited to get the 2013 season started. I have a new crew chief, Scott Zipadelli, and I’m really looking forward to working with him. He’s worked in the Nationwide Series a while and has a lot of experience at Daytona. Last year we were involved in an accident late in the race, so I’m hoping for a better finish in the first race of the season with the new BRANDT Chevy Camaro.”
-Turner-Scott Motorsports PR