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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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  • Chase for the Sprint Cup whittled down to 12

    DOVER, Del. -- Jeff Gordon drove by Brad Keselowski in lapped traffic on lap 305 of the 400-lap AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday and sailed on to his fourth win of the 2014 season and his first win of the...
  • Ousted drivers from Chase explain what went wrong

    The Sports Xchange Ousted drivers from Chase explain what went wrong By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DOVER, Del. -- For much of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway,...
  • For Dale Jr., others, Chase's first knockout race 'really intense'

    This is the drama NASCAR envisioned when it changed its Chase format to a knockout-type tournament. Four drivers will have their championship dreams dashed Sunday by the Monster Mile in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Only the winners from...
  • Notebook: Busch has been something of a wreck

    The Sports Xchange Notebook: Busch has been something of a wreck By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DOVER, Del. -- In the first two races of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kyle Busch has been showing some...
  • 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"...
  • Earnhardt runs out of tires, still salvages ninth place

    The Sports Xchange Earnhardt runs out of tires, still salvages ninth place By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. -- If Dale Earnhardt Jr. advances to the next elimination round of the Chase for the...
  • The Green Flag: Johnson likely to make statement at Dover

    The Sports Xchange The Green Flag: Johnson likely to make statement at Dover By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange To a trucker, the "rocking chair" is a comfortable place to ride between the lead truck in a convoy and...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, Sept. 24 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, Sept. 24 Capsules for the drivers remaining in The Chase. By Jerry Bonkowski and Bob Moore 2 BRAD KESELOWSKI, Ford Team: Penske Racing WHERE HE STANDS: Brad Keselowski remained at the top of the Chase for...
  • 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....
  • NASCAR: Richmond win bolsters Keselowski's Chase bid

    RICHMOND, Va. He's back and better than ever. One year after failing to qualify for NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff, Brad Keselowski is not only back in the field but also leading the way. Keselowski claimed the No. 1 seed in the Chase...
  • Keselowski wins; Kenseth, Newman, Biffle will round out Chase

    Brad Keselowski won the race and claimed the No. 1 seed in this season's Chase. Keselowski dominated Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway and cruised to his fourth Sprint Cup Series victory of the season �...