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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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  • Penske dumps Allmendinger after drug test

    Penske dumps Allmendinger after drug test
    Penske Racing has released suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger, three weeks after he tested positive for a banned stimulant.     The team made the announcement Wednesday and said Sam Hornish Jr. will drive the No. 22 Dodge at Pocono this weekend and...
  • NASCAR moves on without suspended Allmendinger

    NASCAR moves on without suspended Allmendinger
    Sam Hornish Jr. is driving the No. 22 for Penske Racing for what the team calls "the foreseeable future." Hornish just shrugs. He says he doesn't know what that really means. Hornish does know he wants to keep the ride for this season and beyond. He got...
  • Allmendinger says he tested positive for ADHD drug

    Allmendinger says he tested positive for ADHD drug
    Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger tells ESPN he tested positive for a prescription drug usually used to treat attention deficit disorder.     Allmendinger says in an interview with ESPN that he took Adderall a couple of days before the race at...
  • AJ Allmendinger Suspended Indefinitely By NASCAR

    AJ Allmendinger Suspended  Indefinitely By NASCAR
    NASCAR indefinitely suspended driver AJ Allmendinger Tuesday evening after his sample "B" urine test came back positive for a banned substance. Allmendinger was suspended temporarily by NASCAR on July 7 hours before the race at Daytona when his sample...
  • Kenseth makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing official

    Kenseth makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing official
    Matt Kenseth opened this season with a second victory in the Daytona 500, and it didn't take him long to establish himself as a legitimate championship contender. But before the midpoint of the season, Kenseth had decided he no longer wanted to drive for...
  • Logano joining Penske Racing

    Logano joining Penske Racing
    Penske Racing announced Tuesday that Joey Logano will join the team in 2013 and drive the No. 22 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.     The 22-year-old Logano is a two time Cup Series winner in his fourth full season. He is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing...
  • Penske open to giving Allmendinger another shot

    Penske open to giving Allmendinger another shot
    Roger Penske says he'd consider hiring AJ Allmendinger again, and had the suspended NASCAR driver at the IndyCar season finale as his guest.     Allmendinger failed a NASCAR drug test in July and was released by Penske Racing when his backup "B''...
  • NASCAR reinstates AJ Allmendinger

    NASCAR reinstates AJ Allmendinger
    A.J. Allmendinger has been reinstated by NASCAR after completing its "Road to Recovery" program.     Allmendinger was suspended in July for failing a random drug test a month earlier. His backup "B'' urine sample also tested positive for a substance...
  • Earnhardt races way into Sprint All-Star race

    Earnhardt races way into Sprint All-Star race
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't need the fan vote this year. Earnhardt won the Sprint Showdown on Saturday night to pick up a transfer spot into the $1 million All-Star race. His exemption from his 2000 victory expired last year, and NASCAR's most popular...
  • Johnson wins record-tying third NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Bowyer is 14th

    Johnson wins record-tying third NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Bowyer is 14th
    Jimmie Johnson joined an elite club on Saturday night. In beating Brad Keselowski to the finish of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by .841 seconds, Johnson won the exhibition event for the third time, tying Dale Earnhardt Sr....
  • Kasey Kahne cruises to third Coca-Cola 600 triumph, Bowyer is 13th

    Kasey Kahne cruises to third Coca-Cola 600 triumph, Bowyer is 13th
    Kasey Kahne continued his emphatic turnaround Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, handily winning the Coca-Cola 600 for the third time. In his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup start, Kahne posted his first victory of the season, his first since joining...