The curious case of Justin Allgaier's green underwear
Justin Allgaier has always considered himself as someone that doesn't accept the status quo.
And it makes sense. After all, how could any competitor in NASCAR expect to succeed without taking chances? However, there is one notable exception to Allgaier's experimentation.
During Monday's edition of Fast Talk, the Xfinity Series winner at Phoenix International Raceway told Brett McMillan and Hermie Sadler the story of how he challenged two of racing's greatest superstitions.
"I was always told growing up that you don't wear green going to the race track and you don't put green on a racecar, you don't eat shelled peanuts at the race track, and you don't eat fried chicken on race day," Allgaier said. "Those were always the three things I was told that you just don't do, and don't carry $50 bills."
So what did the "Little Gator" do? He made, shall we say, a risky wardrobe choice.
"So, one day I was shopping around to find some new boxers and I found a pair that
No big deal, right? Wrong. Allgaier had one of the worst races of his life, and worse yet, he had to face his team and take responsibility for his actions.
"The car wouldn't run for hot laps, I finished
"So, I showed everybody my boxers and obviously none of them were all that enthused. There was no issue with the boxers, but it was just the fact I think honestly that I was thinking about it and I was trying to prove everybody wrong that it caused an issue."
Lesson learned for the four-time Xfinity Series winner, who says he's not superstitious despite the humbling experience.
"I never wore them again. I am not superstitious, but I also respect everybody's else's superstitions and I also learned not to debate people's beliefs or theories anytime in the near future," he said. "So, you won't see me with any green, peanuts, or $50 bills."