Justin Allgaier Wins at Bristol, Plus a Look at the Real Nationwide Points

David PhillipsAnalyst IMarch 23, 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 11: Justin Allgaier, driver fo the #12 Verizon Wireless Dodge, during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Camping World 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2009 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Let me start by saying that I have eliminated all drivers that run a full Sprint Cup schedule from my Nationwide races and points system—to form the real Nationwide results.

Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway produced a first-time winner in rookie and defending ARCA Re/Max Series Champion Justin Allgaier. He's a member of Penske Championship Racing.

Rounding out the top five were:

2. Steven Wallace

3. Jason Leffler

4. Brad Keselowski

5. Scott Lagasse Jr.

I determined the points system by using the current Nationwide one, removing all Cup guys and moving the Nationwide drivers up in to those spots. I also removed any bonus points from the drivers, even if they did lead a lap (no way to tell who or how many laps they would have led without the Cup guys being there).

 

Losers

Morgan Shepherd lost six spots in the points and receives heavy damage to one of his only cars. He may run into trouble at Martinsville, if he can't get some help to rebuild his short track car.

 

Brian Keselowski, who sat 13th in points, missed the race at Bristol.

 

Winners

Brad Keselowski got his first top-five of the year; Wallace bounced back from a bad run at Vegas.

 

 

Nationwide Points Standings

1. Brendan Gaughan (R)

2. Jason Leffler—12

3. Justin Allgaier—62

4. Jason Keller—100

5. Kenny Wallace—104

6. Scott Lagasse Jr.—105

7. Micheal McDowell (R)—121

8. Steven Wallace—123

9. Brad Keselowski—136

10. David Green—160

11. Jon Wes Townley (R)—168

12. Eric McClure—173

13. Mike Bliss—173

14. Micheal Annett (R)—178

15. Tony Raines—181

16. Morgan Shepherd—200

17. Brandon Whitt—202

18. Danny O'Quinn Jr.—222

19. Kenny Hendricks—208

20. Scott Wimmer—259

21. D.J. Kennington—286

22. Brian Keselowski—290

23. Robert Richardson III—349

24. Ken Butler III—380

25. Terry Cook—425

26. Stanton Barrett—432

27. Dennis Setzer—440

28. Andy Postein—456

29. Johnny Chapman—437

30. Scott Gaylord—465

31. Burney Lamar—486

32. Kertus Davis—489

33. Mark Green—490

34. Casey Atwood—381

35. Mike Wallace—494

36. Kelly Bires—502

37. Trevor Bayne—512

38. Jeff Green—514

39. Mike Harmon—520

40. Marc Davis—522

41. Donnie Neuenberger—541

42. Kevin Hamlin—544

43. Kevin Lepage—556

44. J.C. Stout—559

45. Josh Ashburn—565

46. Derrike Cope—574

47. Steve Grissom—577