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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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  • AJ Allmendinger visits Talladega Superspeedway

    AJ Allmendinger visits Talladega Superspeedway
    AJ Allmendinger has returned to NASCAR with an appearance at Talladega Superspeedway. Friday's visit is the first time Allmendinger has been at a NASCAR event since his July 7 suspension for failing a random drug test. He was reinstated by NASCAR last...
  • Allmendinger gets 1st start after drug suspension

    Allmendinger gets 1st start after drug suspension
    AJ Allmendinger will race this weekend for the first time since his July drug suspension.     Phoenix Racing called Allmendinger on Thursday and asked him to report immediately to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive the No. 51 Chevrolet.     Regan Smith...
  • Allmendinger to drive for Phoenix again at Kansas

    Allmendinger to drive for Phoenix again at Kansas
    AJ Allmendinger will get another start with Phoenix Racing this weekend at Kansas Speedway.     Phoenix general manager Steve Barkdoll said Monday the team was pleased with Allmendinger's performance at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He finished 24th in...
  • Kyle Busch capitalizes on late caution for Richmond win, Bowyer is seventh

    Kyle Busch capitalizes on late caution for Richmond win, Bowyer is seventh
    Pulling away from Dale Earnhardt Jr. after a restart with eight laps left in Saturday night's Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Busch streaked to his fourth straight victory in the spring race at the .75-mile track. The win was...
  • Mike Ford named crew chief for Aric Almirola

    Mike Ford named crew chief for Aric Almirola
    Richard Petty Motorsports has hired veteran crew chief Mike Ford to take over Aric Almirola’s race team. Ford replaces Greg Erwin as crew chief for the No. 43 team. Ford had been out of work since December, when Joe Gibbs Racing replaced him as...
  • Jeff Gordon bumps AJ Allmendinger off pole at Talladega Superspeedway

    Jeff Gordon bumps AJ Allmendinger off pole at Talladega Superspeedway
    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Gordon understands winning a pole doesn't mean very much for the big picture. But after opening this season with a serious slump, the four-time NASCAR champion is embracing all the small victories he can get. Gordon...
  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway

    Jeff Gordon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway
    Jeff Gordon has won the pole for Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, where he hopes his season can take a turn for the better.     Gordon ran a lap at 191.623 mph in Saturday's qualifying session. It was good enough to bump AJ Allmendinger, who was...
  • Keselowski gets push from Busch to win Talladega, Bowyer is 6th

    Keselowski gets push from Busch to win Talladega, Bowyer is 6th
    Executing perfectly a move he had saved for the right occasion, Brad Keselowski pulled away from Kyle Busch on the final lap to win Sunday's Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at at Talladega Superspeedway in a green-white-checkered-flag finish. Busch...
  • Earnhardt races way into Sprint All-Star race

    Earnhardt races way into Sprint All-Star race
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't need the fan vote this year. Earnhardt won the Sprint Showdown on Saturday night to pick up a transfer spot into the $1 million All-Star race. His exemption from his 2000 victory expired last year, and NASCAR's most popular...
  • Johnson wins record-tying third NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Bowyer is 14th

    Johnson wins record-tying third NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Bowyer is 14th
    Jimmie Johnson joined an elite club on Saturday night. In beating Brad Keselowski to the finish of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by .841 seconds, Johnson won the exhibition event for the third time, tying Dale Earnhardt Sr....
  • Kasey Kahne cruises to third Coca-Cola 600 triumph, Bowyer is 13th

    Kasey Kahne cruises to third Coca-Cola 600 triumph, Bowyer is 13th
    Kasey Kahne continued his emphatic turnaround Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, handily winning the Coca-Cola 600 for the third time. In his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup start, Kahne posted his first victory of the season, his first since joining...