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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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  • Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather.
  • Kyle Busch completes comeback with win at Sonoma

    Kyle Busch completes comeback with win at Sonoma
    SONOMA, Calif. — Kyle Busch's comeback from serious injuries suffered a day before the season-opener now includes a victory. Busch won Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway, just his fifth race since he returned to the track after breaking...

    Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on

    After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot. He repeated the routine the night before Sunday's race, all in an effort to minimize pain and give himself the best chance to pick up a...

    Allmendinger looks to pounce on NASCAR's 1st road course

    AJ Allmendinger knows the stakes on Sunday: Win on the road course at Sonoma Raceway and he earns a spot in NASCAR's championship race. The year-old qualifying format almost guarantees a race winner a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship...

    Allmendinger wins NASCAR pole at Sonoma

    SONOMA, Calif. Once again, AJ Allmendinger could be on the road to a spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' championship chase. Allmendinger, who qualified for last year's Chase for the Cup by winning on the road course at Watkins Glen, won the pole...