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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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  • List of 2011 NASCAR drivers and each of their series teams

    This is an alphabetical list of every driver running in each of the three NASCAR series -- the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and/or Camping World Truck series. Drivers running in two or all three series have all their teams listed below them. See who's running...
  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway

    Jeff Gordon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway
    Jeff Gordon has won the pole for Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, where he hopes his season can take a turn for the better.     Gordon ran a lap at 191.623 mph in Saturday's qualifying session. It was good enough to bump AJ Allmendinger, who was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kahne Wins At Phoenix; Edwards, Stewart Race To Dead Heat

    Kahne Wins At Phoenix; Edwards, Stewart Race To Dead Heat
    It was Ali-Frazier in the Garden. It was Celtics-Lakers with Bird and Magic. It was NASCAR’s dream. Punch and counterpunch—the top two drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup trading shots in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at...
  • 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...
  • 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...