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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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  • Sprint Cup leader Kevin Harvick: Two races aren't always better than one

    FONTANA, Calif. Kevin Harvick is one of 10 Californians who showed up Friday to qualify to drive in Sunday's Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup race. Hailing from Bakersfield, Calif., he loves coming home to perform for family and friends. He used to race in...
  • Harvick stamps himself overwhelming favorite at Phoenix

    Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season. The overwhelming favorite to win Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway, Harvick could realistically have a shot at a three-race sweep of...
  • Head-turning starts for 3 NASCAR Cup Series drivers

    We are three races into the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season, so there isn't a significant sample size from which to draw conclusions. But certain performances or the lack thereof have stood out. As the Cup series heads to Phoenix International Raceway this...
  • Defending champ Harvick grabs 1st win of season at Las Vegas

    After winning the Sprint Cup championship in their first season together, Kevin Harvick and his team came up with a new set of goals this year. Near the top of the list was winning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick, who grew up racing across the West...
  • Kurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement

    Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR's recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act of domestic violence...
  • Sprint Unlimited will rev up drivers for 2015 NASCAR season

    DAYTONA BEACH — Sure, it will be cool to race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. Of course everybody wants to rev up those engines. And there might even be a touch of adrenaline when the green flag drops Saturday night. But to...
  • Sage Karam's team to start third at 24 hours of Daytona

    Sage Karam's team to start third at 24 hours of Daytona
    The team with which Nazareth's Sage Karam will compete in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona on Saturday-Sunday will start third after Thursday's qualifying session on the Daytona International Speedway road course. The Chip Ganassi Racing Teams No. 1 Riley-...
  • Kevin Harvick Pulls Off The Double, Winning Race And The Title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The winner of the race is the winner of the Chase. Kevin Harvick held off Ryan Newman on a restart with three of 267 laps remaining to win Sunday's Ford 400 and capture the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship. The championship is...
  • Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami

    Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami
    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The fastest driver doesn't always win a race -- or a championship -- but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-...
  • Nascar: Kevin Harvick gana en Homestead y conquista la Sprint Cup/FOTOS

    Nascar: Kevin Harvick gana en Homestead y conquista la Sprint Cup/FOTOS
    En un dramático final en Homestead, el piloto Kevin Harvick se impuso el domingo en la prueba Ford EcoBoost 400 para conquistar su primer campeonato de la Sprint Cup en la serie Nascar. Harvick, de 38 años, aguantó un ataque final de Ryan Newman,...
  • Earnhardt wins at Martinsville

    Earnhardt wins at Martinsville
    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Earnhardt wins at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. claimed his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, taking the checkered...