Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler and Brian Scott all have one thing in common – they are all currently in second place in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings, 19 points behind leader Sam Hornish Jr.
After three races in the young season, the trio of drivers has performed well – the worst finish among them is 15th – and they are ready to seize the points lead should Hornish experience any hiccups this weekend or further down the road.
In three races this season, Allgaier has finished seventh (Daytona), third (Phoenix) and 15th (Las Vegas). In eight NNS career starts at Bristol, he has one win, two top fives and three top 10s.
Sadler, who finished as the runner-up in the points standings each of the past two seasons to Ricky Stenhouse Jr., has a 15th-place (Daytona) finish and a pair of fifth-places (Phoenix, Las Vegas) in 2013. At Bristol, he has two wins, five top-five and six top-10 finishes and one pole in 12 races.
Scott has finished no worse than 10th (Phoenix) in the first three races of 2013. He also has sixth-place (Daytona) and ninth-place (Las Vegas) finishes. In seven races at Bristol, he has one top 10.