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Justin Allgaier was released from the hospital after being evaluated for an irregular heart rate following Thursday night's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky. After undergoing further evaluation, Allgaier has been cleared to race in the second leg of the doubleheader on Friday night. 

The driver of the No. 7 car for JR Motorsports was transported to the hospital after being involved in a last-lap crash on Thursday night. Allgaier hit the wall multiple times after making contact with Ronnie Bassett Jr. and Timmy Hill.

Both Bassett and Hill were treated and released from the infield care center after the race. 

Allgaier's wife, Ashley, was not on location at the track Thursday night, but was active on social media throughout and after the race. On Friday morning, she thanked those who expressed concern about Justin's condition and also expressed joy after his clearance to race.

Austin Cindric was the winner of Thursday's race. He charged past Chase Briscoe on an overtime restart for his first victory of the season and first on an oval. 

Allgaier has a starting position of 20th for Friday night's race, which is where he finished Thursday after the wreck. However, he'll be one of eight drivers going to a backup car which means he'll start from the rear of the field. 

The 2018 Xfinity Series regular season champion is just one week removed from replacing Jimmie Johnson at The Brickyard for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400. Johnson pulled out of the race because he tested positive for coronavirus