The first hints that NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Justin Allgaier was off on an international adventure came on Friday in a pair of tweets.
“It’s been a crazy week here in Barcelona, Spain with the @Brandt_co team and customers,” posted Allgaier, who was off to a board meeting of the European arm of his primary sponsor, Brandt, and to Sunday’s Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix.
“Excited for Sunday to attend my first @f1 race @Circuitcat_eng (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya)… really looking forward to seeing the differences between #F1 and @NASCAR,” Allgaier posted in a second tweet.
The Spanish Grand Prix won’t be the last stop for Allgaier during an off week for the Xfinity Series. He’s already developed a fondness for Spain.
“Love it!!” Allgaier said via text on Sunday. “It’s been a blast so far. We have been only to Barcelona at the moment, but (will) travel to Sevilla and Madrid before we leave next Wednesday. It’s my first time to Spain, so it’s been fun.”