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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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  • The First Reid: If only I could have a spotter

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  • Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener with a little help from rain

    JOLIET, Ill. As the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup is set to kick off this weekend, Kyle Busch said he was anxious for circumstances to begin to "go the right way" for he and his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team. Apparently, Mother Nature was listening....

    Qualifying washout puts Kyle Busch on pole

    The Sports Xchange Qualifying washout puts Kyle Busch on pole By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange JOLIET, Ill. -- Persistent rain and cold weather that inhibited track drying at Chicagoland Speedway forced...

    Allmendinger likes Chase underdog role

    The Sports Xchange Allmendinger likes Chase underdog role By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange JOLIET, Ill. -- From a handicapping standpoint, AJ Allmendinger is realistic enough to know he won't have the same odds of...

    A.J. Allmendinger's misfits hope to shock NASCAR world in the Chase for Sprint Cup

    NASCAR's A.J. Allmendinger calls his underdog race team The Misfits. It's an apt description for JTG Daughtery Racing, a one-car operation that will be seeded 13th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and competing against the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports,...