AJ Allmendinger was in the top 24 until the final laps of the first round of qualification, but when Joey Logano posted a second time in that session, the No. 47 was bumped out. Allmendinger made a last-ditch effort, but became the first driver to fail to advance to the second round. He lines up 25th for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard with a lap of 183.169 mph.
AJ Allmendinger qualified among the top 10 one week after hurting his thumb at Kentucky Speedway. With a lap of 132.618 mph, he lines up 10th for the New Hampshire 301.
For the third straight year AJ Allmendinger started on the front row at Sonoma Raceway and for the third straight year, he ran into trouble during the race. This time it was a self-inflicted pit road penalty that sent him to the back of the pack on the final stop.
AJ Allmendinger has not often been the top fantasy pick this season, but he has been consistent. Until last week’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, he had been running at the end of every race this year.
Richard Childress Racing added Ben Kennedy, Sam Hornish Jr., AJ Allmendinger and Michael McDowell to its 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) team roster to drive the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro in races at Iowa Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Road America and Kentucky Speedway.
Kurt Busch and AJ Allmendinger will lose their respective crew chiefs for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway after Tony Gibson (from the No. 41) and Randall Burnett (No. 47) were found guilty of not tightening all of the lugnuts on their wheels in the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
NASCAR has announced penalties and warnings following the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29th.
AJ Allmendinger has finished on the same lap as the leaders in 75 percent of his starts so far in 2016. That percentage was a little higher (80%) before last week’s accident at Dover International Speedway.
Despite finishing eighth in the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway, AJ Allmendinger fell one position in the points. He was passed by Matt Kenseth for 14th in the standings and currently has only a 12-point advantage over 17th-place Ryan Newman.
In his last 10 starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, AJ Allmendinger has alternated lead lap finishes with results off the pace. Only three of his efforts in that span have ended in the mid-teens and he has not scored a top-10 on this track type since early 2015.
This is not a statistic that gets quoted often, but AJ Allmendinger had the second-best, 30 lap average at Richmond International Raceway in practice for the Toyota Owners 400. His average time was just slightly slower than Martin Truex Jr.
AJ Allmendinger thrilled fantasy NASCAR players at Martinsville with a second-place finish in the STP 500. He was only 22nd at Texas Motor Speedway in the Duck Commander 500, which produced far fewer points.
AJ Allmendinger was one of eight drivers who stayed out on old tires. He restarted the STP 500 on the inside of the second row and kept Matt Kenseth from ducking into the inside lane. Allmendinger held onto second, but could not match Kyle Busch in the run to the checkers.
AJ Allmendinger has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the past three weeks of the 2016 season. His worst finish in that span of races was a 17th at Phoenix International Raceway and his best was an eighth at Auto Club Speedway.