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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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Who's the favorite to win the Sprint Cup championship?

    In 2004, NASCAR went to the "Chase" format to determine the Sprint Cup champion, a gimmicky change aimed at giving the racing community a playoff-type feel similar to other professional sports. But just when fans finally familiarize and understand the...
  • A.J. Allmendinger's misfits hope to shock NASCAR world in the Chase for Sprint Cup

    NASCAR's A.J. Allmendinger calls his underdog race team The Misfits. It's an apt description for JTG Daughtery Racing, a one-car operation that will be seeded 13th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and competing against the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports,...
  • Keselowski still in high gear with New Hampshire pole

    The Sports Xchange Keselowski still in high gear with New Hampshire pole By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. -- You couldn't script a better beginning to Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for Brad...
  • The First Reid: If only I could have a spotter

    The Sports Xchange The First Reid: If only I could have a spotter By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange After Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup,...
  • 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...
  • Qualifying washout puts Kyle Busch on pole

    The Sports Xchange Qualifying washout puts Kyle Busch on pole By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange JOLIET, Ill. -- Persistent rain and cold weather that inhibited track drying at Chicagoland Speedway forced...