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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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  • Harvick tops Dover qualifying for seventh pole this year

    Harvick tops Dover qualifying for seventh pole this year
    DOVER, Del. -- Kevin Harvick is starting from the optimum position after winning the pole for Sunday's AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway (2 p.m. ET on ESPN). The question is whether the driver known as "The Closer"...
  • NASCAR'S new Chase format zooms into Chicagoland

    When the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, fans and drivers are in for a whole new ballgame, so to speak. Now more than ever, NASCAR's final 10 races of the season will have a playoff feel because drivers...
  • Many preseason predictions holding up as NASCAR sets Cup Chase field at Richmond International Raceway

    Many preseason predictions holding up as NASCAR sets Cup Chase field at Richmond International Raceway
    Part of the fun of the Sprint Cup Series regular season ending Saturday with the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway is that it gives us a chance to look ahead. During the next week, the Internet and Twittersphere will be filled...
  • NASCAR's Chase for Sprint Cup: 16-driver field opens at Chicago

    NASCAR's Chase for Sprint Cup: 16-driver field opens at Chicago
    Brad Keselowski is the top seed for this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup, which gets underway Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Keselowski, who won his fourth race of the season Sept. 6 at Richmond, leads the 16-driver field into the postseason. The new...
  • Brian Scott wins NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at Talladega

    TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A group decision for all of the cars powered by Earnhardt Childress engines to work together at Talladega Superspeedway proved the correct call in NASCAR's new knockout qualifying format. Richard Childress Racing drivers and their...
  • Allmendinger wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup race

    Allmendinger wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup race
    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- A.J. Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose on three late-race restarts to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. It was Allmendinger's first career win and made him eligible for...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart sits out race after hitting, killing driver

    NASCAR's Tony Stewart sits out race after hitting, killing driver
    The world of NASCAR stock-car racing was stunned by a bizarre incident in which star driver Tony Stewart's car struck and killed an up-and-coming driver during a non-NASCAR race in upstate New York. As the story and graphic amateur video of the sprint-...
  • Jimmie Johnson makes it two NASCAR wins in a row with Dover victory

    Jimmie Johnson makes it two NASCAR wins in a row with Dover victory
    Jimmie Johnson dominated again at Dover International Speedway, extending his track victory record to nine. He followed last week's victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with another sensational run in a race red-flagged for 22 minutes because of a pothole in...
  • Jimmie Johnson earns second straight win, topping field at Dover

    Jimmie Johnson earns second straight win, topping field at Dover
    DOVER, Del. - So much for Jimmie Johnson's supposed “slump.” The six-time Sprint Cup champion held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski in the final four laps of the FedEx 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International...
  • McMurray wins pole for Sunday's NASCAR race in Sonoma

    SONOMA, Calif. -- Jamie McMurray saved the best for last on Saturday in winning the pole for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in record time. The last driver to make his first attempt in the 10-minute second round of NASCAR Sprint Cup...
  • Brendan Gaughan wins Nationwide race at Road America

    Brendan Gaughan wins Nationwide race at Road America
    Brendan Gaughan took the lead after a green-white-checkered restart at Elkhart Lake, Wis., then held on to win the rain-soaked and wild NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America on Saturday. Alex Tagliani was second, followed by Kevin O'Connell,...