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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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  • Keselowski keeps title hopes alive with dramatic win at Talladega

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  • Vickers grabs Talladega pole, Johnson second

    The Sports Xchange Vickers grabs Talladega pole, Johnson second By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A wild, crazy and often confusing session of knockout qualifying, the first under a new short-...

    Jim Utter's NASCAR notebook: Brian Vickers captures pole

    The new qualifying format for Sunday's GEICIO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was unorthodox and confusing for several teams on Saturday, but Brian Vickers came out on top. "I was a half-straightaway behind the whole field and they all checked up and gave...

    Playoff contenders talk next Chase round

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Playoff contenders talk next Chase round CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Now that the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup field has been whittled from 16 to 12 drivers in the new championship format, those...

    Gordon drives to victory at Dover

    Gordon drives to victory at Dover
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange DOVER, Del. — Jeff Gordon drove by Brad Keselowski in lapped traffic on Lap 305 of the 400-lap AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday and sailed on to his fourth win of...