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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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  • Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year

    Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year
    No one saw this coming. No one.   Brad Keselowski won his first race in 2009 at Talladega Superspeedway, running a part-time schedule with single-car team Phoenix Racing. It was a nice story in a long season, one that ended with Jimmie Johnson winning the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The 2012 Backstretchies

    The Backstretch Blog: The 2012 Backstretchies
    There are plenty of postseason awards in NASCAR, so I figure why not add my two cents worth.  But you know me, I can't just give out the "best driver" or "comeback awards", that is boring. So with out further ado, time to give out the "Backstretchies."...
  • AJ Allmendinger indefinitely suspended from NASCAR competition

    AJ Allmendinger indefinitely suspended from NASCAR competition
    AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, was suspended indefinitely from NASCAR competition after his backup "B" urine sample collected June 29 came back positive Tuesday for a banned substance....
  • NASCAR's Allmendinger agrees to recovery program

    NASCAR's Allmendinger agrees to recovery program
    Suspended NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger has agreed to participate in a recovery program after violating the series' substance abuse policy. In a statement issued Wednesday by Allmendinger's business manager, Tara Ragan, Allmendinger says he will...
  • NASCAR president will keep test details private

    NASCAR president will keep test details private
    NASCAR President Mike Helton says he intends to keep details about positive drug tests private. Speaking shortly before Nationwide Series drivers began practice on Indianapolis' historic 2.5-mile oval, Helton said he sees no reason to change the...
  • Team owner Penske will meet with Allmendinger

    Team owner Penske will meet with Allmendinger
    NASCAR team owner Roger Penske will meet with suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger this week to discuss his future with the team. Speaking to reporters at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before Sunday's Brickyard 400, Penske said his company's employees...
  • Penske dumps Allmendinger after drug test

    Penske dumps Allmendinger after drug test
    Penske Racing has released suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger, three weeks after he tested positive for a banned stimulant.     The team made the announcement Wednesday and said Sam Hornish Jr. will drive the No. 22 Dodge at Pocono this weekend and...
  • NASCAR moves on without suspended Allmendinger

    NASCAR moves on without suspended Allmendinger
    Sam Hornish Jr. is driving the No. 22 for Penske Racing for what the team calls "the foreseeable future." Hornish just shrugs. He says he doesn't know what that really means. Hornish does know he wants to keep the ride for this season and beyond. He got...
  • Allmendinger says he tested positive for ADHD drug

    Allmendinger says he tested positive for ADHD drug
    Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger tells ESPN he tested positive for a prescription drug usually used to treat attention deficit disorder.     Allmendinger says in an interview with ESPN that he took Adderall a couple of days before the race at...
  • Kenseth makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing official

    Kenseth makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing official
    Matt Kenseth opened this season with a second victory in the Daytona 500, and it didn't take him long to establish himself as a legitimate championship contender. But before the midpoint of the season, Kenseth had decided he no longer wanted to drive for...
  • Logano joining Penske Racing

    Logano joining Penske Racing
    Penske Racing announced Tuesday that Joey Logano will join the team in 2013 and drive the No. 22 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.     The 22-year-old Logano is a two time Cup Series winner in his fourth full season. He is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing...