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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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  • Penske open to giving Allmendinger another shot

    Penske open to giving Allmendinger another shot
    Roger Penske says he'd consider hiring AJ Allmendinger again, and had the suspended NASCAR driver at the IndyCar season finale as his guest.     Allmendinger failed a NASCAR drug test in July and was released by Penske Racing when his backup "B''...
  • NASCAR reinstates AJ Allmendinger

    NASCAR reinstates AJ Allmendinger
    A.J. Allmendinger has been reinstated by NASCAR after completing its "Road to Recovery" program.     Allmendinger was suspended in July for failing a random drug test a month earlier. His backup "B'' urine sample also tested positive for a substance...
  • 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...
  • The Backstretch Blog: No challenge, not even the "Beast" too big for Hornish

    The Backstretch Blog: No challenge, not even the "Beast" too big for Hornish
    Sam Hornish stared down 5 1/2 lbs of food Tuesday at the Turn 2 Lounge inside the Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway. The burger is called the "Beast", but is nothing compared to what Hornish has already tackled this season. It's been three months...
  • 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...
  • Joey Logano prevails at Pocono, ends Cup drought; Clint Bowyer is 6th

    Joey Logano prevails at Pocono, ends Cup drought; Clint Bowyer is 6th
    On a speedway with a fresh coat of asphalt, Joey Logano may just have gotten a fresh start.   After reclaiming the lead from veteran Mark Martin on Lap 157 of 160, Logano pulled away to win the Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR at Pocono Raceway, his...
  • Kansas Native Clint Bowyer picks up 1st win of season at Sonoma

    Kansas Native Clint Bowyer picks up 1st win of season at Sonoma
    Clint Bowyer's victory in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma was a surprise to the driver who chased him for more than 20 laps -- Kurt Busch -- but in retrospect, history may have been on Bowyer's side. "I just kept thinking, 'He's a dirt Late Model...
  • What distraction? Matt Kenseth wins pole at Daytona, Bowyer to start 30th

    What distraction? Matt Kenseth wins pole at Daytona, Bowyer to start 30th
    Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth has won the pole for the Saturday night race at Daytona International Speedway.     Kenseth turned a lap at 192.386 mph Friday in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford to earn the top starting spot. He's trying to become the...