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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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  • Late caution, correct pit call, aggressive restart put Harvick in victory lane at Richmond

    Late caution, correct pit call, aggressive restart put Harvick in victory lane at Richmond
    RICHMOND — Richmond International Raceway is billed as the "action track." And from the famous 1986 Darrell Waltrip-Dale Earnhardt duel to the 2008 Kyle-Busch-Dale Earnhardt Jr. battle to the Nelson Piquet-Brian Scott slugfest Friday, it often has...
  • 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...
  • 2011 Daytona 500 results

    2011 Daytona 500 results Finish | Start | Car # | Driver | Car Make | Sponsor | Points/Bonus | Laps | Status | Winning 1 | 32 | 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center | 0 | 208 | Running | 1,463,810 2 | 22 | 99 | Carl...
  • 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers

    Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft/...
  • 2011 Drivers in the three NASCAR racing series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks

    SPRINT CUP SERIES Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne |...
  • List of 2011 NASCAR drivers and each of their series teams

    This is an alphabetical list of every driver running in each of the three NASCAR series -- the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and/or Camping World Truck series. Drivers running in two or all three series have all their teams listed below them. See who's running...
  • Newman wins wild finish at Martinsville Speedway

    Newman wins wild finish at Martinsville Speedway
    Ryan Newman grabbed the lead when a three-wide accident took out leading teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson with two laps to go Sunday, and Newman ended a 22-race winless streak by holding on to win at Martinsville Speedway.     Gordon, who...
  • Busch gets new ride with Phoenix Racing

    Busch gets new ride with Phoenix Racing
    Kurt Busch has a new ride. Busch, who became one of NASCAR's most polarizing figures this past season, will return to the Sprint Cup series in 2012 to drive the No. 51 car for Phoenix Racing and owner James Finch. Busch told The Associated Press that...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, Sprint Cup the Best of the Rest

    The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, Sprint Cup the Best of the Rest
    Welcome back on the Backstretch. We continue our countdown to the start of the season. Today we move to the Sprint Cup Series and a look at the best of the rest. Those are the drivers I rank 13-30, those that have a chance of winning a race and...
  • Kahne Wins At Phoenix; Edwards, Stewart Race To Dead Heat

    Kahne Wins At Phoenix; Edwards, Stewart Race To Dead Heat
    It was Ali-Frazier in the Garden. It was Celtics-Lakers with Bird and Magic. It was NASCAR’s dream. Punch and counterpunch—the top two drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup trading shots in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at...