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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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  • 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...
  • Allmendinger overcomes late draw for Cup pole at Kansas

    Allmendinger overcomes late draw for Cup pole at Kansas
    Despite a late draw on a slick track that warmed throughout Saturday's qualifying session, AJ Allmendinger claimed the pole for Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, posting a lap at 175.993 mph (30.683 seconds). In winning the second Coors Light pole...
  • Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway

    Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway
    It was Denny Hamlin's day in the sun.  Taking advantage of changing conditions Sunday at Kansas Speedway, Denny Hamlin held offMartin Truex Jr.over the final 30 laps to win the STP 400, his second victory of the season, his first at the 1.5-mile track...
  • Denny Hamlin Sneaks In, Grabs Kansas Victory

    Denny Hamlin Sneaks In, Grabs Kansas Victory
    — Michael Waltrip Racing has boosted its position in the Sprint Cup points standings, but when actual victories are factored in, Toyota's success still begins and ends with Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2012, that's Denny Hamlin. Hamlin, who won at...
  • Mark Martin edges Carl Edwards by .006 seconds for Richmond pole

    Mark Martin edges Carl Edwards by .006 seconds for Richmond pole
    The late draw in Friday afternoon's NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying session made little difference at all -- except to Mark Martin. The last driver on the track, Martin sped around .75-mile Richmond International Raceway in 21.040 seconds (128.327 mph) to...
  • Kyle Busch capitalizes on late caution for Richmond win, Bowyer is seventh

    Kyle Busch capitalizes on late caution for Richmond win, Bowyer is seventh
    Pulling away from Dale Earnhardt Jr. after a restart with eight laps left in Saturday night's Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Busch streaked to his fourth straight victory in the spring race at the .75-mile track. The win was...
  • Mike Ford named crew chief for Aric Almirola

    Mike Ford named crew chief for Aric Almirola
    Richard Petty Motorsports has hired veteran crew chief Mike Ford to take over Aric Almirola’s race team. Ford replaces Greg Erwin as crew chief for the No. 43 team. Ford had been out of work since December, when Joe Gibbs Racing replaced him as...
  • Coke Zero 400: Tony Stewart leads after 300 miles

     
    Tony Stewart leads after 300 miles at the Coke Zero 400....
  • Coke Zero 400: Sam Hornish Jr. leads after 200 miles

     
    Sam Hornish Jr. leads after 200 miles at Coke Zero 400....