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A.J. Allmendinger

A.J. Allmendinger
American racecar driver Anthony James "A.J." Allmendinger was born on Dec. 16, 1981, in Los Gatos, Calif. He started his career in karts, winning two International Karting Federation Grand National championships. Allmendinger won the Barber Dodge Pro Series championship in 2002 and the Champ Cart Atlantic Championship in 2003. In 2004, he won the Champ Car World Series Roshfrans Rookie-of-the-Year award. In 2006, he went on a three-race winning streak in the Grand Prix of Portland, Grand Prix of Cleveland and Grand Prix of Toronto. After five wins of the season, Allmendinger joined NASCAR. Over the next year, he suffered through some crashes and failed to qualify for some races. In 2008, he... Show more »
American racecar driver Anthony James "A.J." Allmendinger was born on Dec. 16, 1981, in Los Gatos, Calif. He started his career in karts, winning two International Karting Federation Grand National championships. Allmendinger won the Barber Dodge Pro Series championship in 2002 and the Champ Cart Atlantic Championship in 2003. In 2004, he won the Champ Car World Series Roshfrans Rookie-of-the-Year award. In 2006, he went on a three-race winning streak in the Grand Prix of Portland, Grand Prix of Cleveland and Grand Prix of Toronto. After five wins of the season, Allmendinger joined NASCAR. Over the next year, he suffered through some crashes and failed to qualify for some races. In 2008, he won the Sprint Showdown, automatically qualifying him for the Sprint All-Star Race, where he placed 17th. In 2009, he debuted in third at the Daytona 500, his personal best. He finished 11th in the 2011 Daytona 500. « Show less

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    A quick look at the 20 drivers entered in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and how they have fared in the race historically.
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    NASCAR feeling the financial, political pinch of sponsors bailing
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    Johnson stays on track during late caution, wins at Kansas

    Johnson stays on track during late caution, wins at Kansas
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson pulled into victory lane after his late-race gamble paid off to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, then pulled out his cellphone and tried to dial his wife in the first few minutes of...

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004
    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to his first win of the season at an old familiar place that has always been good to his family. Earnhardt won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in front of an adoring crowd that gave him a rousing...

    NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Toyota Owners 400 Lineup

    1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.071 mph. 2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.796. 3. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 126.606. 4. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 126.57. 5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.428. 6. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 126.115....