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Winning the Rackley WAR: Allen’s Sights Set on All American 400

For someone that recently launched a NASCAR Truck Series team, a Super Late Model race on Sunday afternoon at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is still the primary goal for Willie Allen.


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Make no mistake, a grandfather clock with Josh Berry on Saturday would have been a big deal, but the 41-year-old from Bon Aqua, Tennessee has been working towards the Music City guitar for a decade.

"It’s definitely a big weekend, man,” Allen said. “It’s hard to put even more pressure on myself than what I used to put on myself. I used to get way more stressed about this weekend, but if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be, and that’s how I look at it now."

You know, we’ve won the pole (2015) and led some laps and finished second (2014) and been close several times, so stressing about it doesn’t change anything.”

Candidly, Allen is probably just too busy these days to be stressed with a multi-car organization competed across Pro Late Models, Super Late Models and NASCAR Trucks, and he’s got a chance to win multiple races at two venues this weekend.

I even feel like this is one of my best chances on the Super Late Model side, and Jake (Bollman) and Cole (Williams) have a great shot at the Pro portion. We have Josh Berry at Martinsville and he’s the man there.

It’s already been a historic season for Rackley WAR with the creation of a still developing NASCAR program but also a historic victory last month with Brittney Zamora capturing the first Late Model victory at Nashville Fairgrounds in venue history.

So why not Allen closing out the season at home with a marque Super Late Model victory against the top organizations from across the country?

Working with good people like Chad (Kendrick) and Rudy Fugle, not to mention the alliance with GMS (Racing) has taught us so much that carries over from one side to the other.

There’s the aero with the bodies, and suspension and shocks. It’s crazy how much carries over. There’s little bread crumbs that connect the two and good people are good people no matter which side of the shop they’re in.

“So, we’ve combined all that technology and people, and it’s created an evolution with our program, and I’m just really excited to see where all of that can take us.”