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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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  • NASCAR driver Allmendinger suspended after failed drug test

    NASCAR driver Allmendinger suspended after failed drug test
    NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger has been temporarily suspended from competition, after failing a random drug test. NASCAR making the announcement about one hour and a half before the green flag was set to drop on the Sprint Cup race in Daytona. NASCAR...
  • Hornish to sub again for suspended Allmendinger

    Hornish to sub again for suspended Allmendinger
    Penske Racing says Sam Hornish Jr. will replace suspended driver AJ Allmendinger this weekend at New Hampshire. Allmendinger was suspended shortly before Saturday night's race at Daytona for failing a random drug test. NASCAR and Penske officials have...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Well, I didn't see that coming

    The Backstretch Blog: Well, I didn't see that coming
    I am really struggling with this blog. I guess I'm having a hard time trying to figure out how this happened again. How anyone who watched the way Jeremy Mayfield's career was cut off at the knees could end up with a positive drug test in NASCAR. AJ...
  • Allmendinger says he tested positive for a stimulant

    Allmendinger says he tested positive for a stimulant
    AJ Allmendinger's business manager released a statement on Wednesday morning that provided more insight in the what may have caused the driver to test positive in a random drug test by NASCAR. Tara Ragan said in a statement released to the media that...
  • Allmendinger bringing experts to test

    Allmendinger bringing experts to test
    People familiar with AJ Allmendinger's suspension say the NASCAR driver has elected to bring his own experts to witness the testing of his "B'' urine sample.     Allmendinger was suspended by NASCAR on Saturday for failing a random drug test. He has said...
  • Edwards proposes driver-financed drug testing

    Edwards proposes driver-financed drug testing
    Carl Edwards wants drivers to pay for a drug testing system to help avoid mistakes that he said could occur under the system operated by NASCAR that led to the suspension of AJ Allmendinger.     Last year's Sprint Cup runner-up said Friday that people...
  • Penske stands behind suspended driver Allmendinger

    Penske stands behind suspended driver Allmendinger
    Team owner Roger Penske says driver AJ Allmendinger will be back for the next Sprint Cup race if he is reinstated by NASCAR. Allmendinger was suspended about 90 minutes before the race at Daytona International Speedway last weekend after a urine sample...
  • Date set for Allmendinger's 2nd drug test

    Date set for Allmendinger's 2nd drug test
    Suspended NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger says his second urine sample will be tested next week. Allmendinger has elected to bring his own experts to the testing of his "B'' sample, which will take place July 24 at a lab in Nashville, Tenn. He was...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Taken for Granite

    The Backstretch Blog: Taken for Granite
    As NASCAR moves to the Granite State, the talk should be about the Chase, who might be a title contender and the other things that are fodder during the dog days of summer. But instead, the only thing anyone is talking about outside the NASCAR inner...
  • Greg Biffle wins pole at Bristol Motor Speedway

    Greg Biffle wins pole at Bristol Motor Speedway
    Greg Biffle has won the pole for Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, maintaining his strong start to the season.     Biffle turned a lap of 125.215 mph in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford during Friday's qualifying session. He is the Sprint Cup Series...
  • Tony Stewart leads halfway through NASCAR race in Phoenix

     
    The battle for NASCAR's Sprint Cup title went off as advertised Sunday. Tony Stewart, who started the day trailing Carl Edwards by only three points in the championship standings, was leading at the halfway point of the Kobalt Tools 500......