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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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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Playoffs? A look at NASCAR, elimination style

    The Sports Xchange Playoffs? A look at NASCAR, elimination style Sixteen drivers remain in contention to become NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series champion, and for the first time there will be elimination-style playoffs to get there. NASCAR's Chase format now...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Now that the Chase field is set, it's time to rate the likely winners

    The Sports Xchange Now that the Chase field is set, it's time to rate the likely winners By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange The 26th race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is over, and the Chase for the...
  • 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: Don't Sleep on Non-Chase Drivers

    The Sports Xchange The First Reid: Don't Sleep on Non-Chase Drivers By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distrubuted by The Sports Xchange Now that the 26-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season is over, most of our focus turns to the Chase,...
  • 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 Driver Capsules, Sept. 10 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, Sept. 10 Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note. By Jerry Bonkowski and Bob Moore 2 BRAD KESELOWSKI, Ford Team: Penske Racing WHERE HE STANDS: Brad...