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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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  • Labonte breaks 3 ribs in bike riding accident

    Labonte breaks 3 ribs in bike riding accident
    Bobby Labonte broke three ribs in a bike riding accident Wednesday near his North Carolina home and will miss this weekend's NASCAR race in Atlanta.     A spokesman for the driver said Labonte was taken to a hospital by ambulance and will be held...
  • A.J. Allmendinger to drive full time in Sprint Cup Series in 2014

    A.J. Allmendinger to drive full time in Sprint Cup Series in 2014
    JTG Daugherty Racing said Saturday that A.J. Allmendinger would drive its No. 47 car full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next year. The contract is the latest step in Allmendinger's rebound from a year ago, when he was suspended by NASCAR for...
  • Allmendinger back in Cup with full-time ride

    Allmendinger back in Cup with full-time ride
    AJ Allmendinger will take over the No. 47 car for JTG Daughterty Racing next season.     The announcement Saturday caps Allmendinger's comeback from a positive drug test in July 2012 that led to his suspension and caused him to lose his job with Roger...
  • Ryan Newman adds to flurry of NASCAR drivers changing teams

    Ryan Newman adds to flurry of NASCAR drivers changing teams
    The NASCAR team Richard Childress Racing said Monday it signed Ryan Newman to drive its No. 31 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series. Newman currently drives the No. 39 Chevy for Stewart-Haas Racing but was not re-signed by that team for 2014....
  • Ryan Blaney captures first career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory

    Ryan Blaney captures first career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory
    It wasn't a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor that the NASCAR Nationwide Series field had to worry about at Kentucky Speedway. Instead, it was a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standout in Ryan Blaney who stole the show and won Saturday night's...
  • Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to put a dent in Matt Kenseth's Chase lead

    Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to put a dent in Matt Kenseth's Chase lead
    Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party. Kyle Busch simply crashed-at a track that continues to bedevil him. And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth's...
  • Team Penske's Will Power wins pole for IndyCar race in Fontana

    Team Penske swept the top three qualifying spots for the IndyCar season finale Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Australian Will Power won the pole position for the MAVTV 500 on Friday with a two-lap average speed of 220.775 mph at the...
  • 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...
  • 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...