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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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  • Allmendinger learning patience as team progresses

    The Sports Xchange Allmendinger learning patience as team progresses By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- AJ Allmendinger is an excellent road-course racer with a chance to win Sunday's Cheez-...
  • Gordon Knocks Ambrose Off Watkins Glen Pole

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — When the second and final round of qualifying ended on Saturday at Watkins Glen International, Jeff Gordon climbed onto the window ledge of his No. 24 Chevrolet and raised his arms in triumph. Gordon had just won the pole for...
  • Allmendinger edges Ambrose at Watkins Glen

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Allmendinger edges Ambrose at Watkins Glen WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- A.J. Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose on three late-race restarts to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
  • PRESS BOX: Stewart withdraws from race after fatal accident

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Stewart withdraws from race after fatal accident Tony Stewart withdrew from the Cheez-It 355 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday after being involved in a sprint car incident during an Empire Super Sprint race at...
  • Third-place finisher Kurt Busch enjoyed front-row seat

    The Sports Xchange Third-place finisher Kurt Busch enjoyed front-row seat By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.-- Sure, Kurt Busch wouldn't have minded too much if AJ Allmendinger and Marcos...
  • Allmendinger continues amazing journey with win

    The Sports Xchange Allmendinger continues amazing journey with win By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- It's always particularly gratifying when someone returns from the abyss -- gratifying...
  • Earnhardt completes sweep at Pocono

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Earnhardt completes sweep at Pocono LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead from Greg Biffle with 13 laps remaining in the GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono...
  • Earnhardt holds off Harvick to complete sweep at Pocono

    The Sports Xchange Earnhardt holds off Harvick to complete sweep at Pocono By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. realized that it took a bit of luck for him to win at Pocono...
  • Watkins Glen provides opportunity for winless drivers

    The Sports Xchange Watkins Glen provides opportunity for winless drivers By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange For those who still have aspirations to run for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the final 10...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Oral-B USA 500 results

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Sprint Cup Oral-B USA 500 results By NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race -- Oral-B USA 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Georgia Sunday, August 31, 2014 1. (10) Kasey...
  • Green Flag: Patrick posts milestone performance

    The Sports Xchange Green Flag: Patrick posts milestone performance By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange All but lost among the Chase implications at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a milestone performance by Danica...