CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — -

Accidents in three of the last four races have led HScott Motorsports to pull rookie Justin Allgaier from the entry list for the Sprint Showdown.

Allgaier will watch Friday night's qualifier at Charlotte Motor Speedway from the sidelines, and will not have a chance to race his way into the Sprint All-Star race. The top two finishers in the Showdown advance to Saturday night's $1 million main event.

Allgaier says his HScott team needs to regroup and focus on next week's Coca-Cola 600, the longest race on the NASCAR schedule. By skipping the Showdown, the crew can work on building cars and concentrate on preparations for the May 25 race.