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.
AJ Allmendinger had a solid run at Auto Club Speedway in the 400. He qualified just outside the top 10 in 11th and finished eighth.
AJ Allmendinger has a mostly solid record at Atlanta Motor Speedway regardless of which car he is in. In 10 career starts there, he has five top-15s and only one finish worse than 20th.
Jimmie Johnson spun in turn one of the final lap of the second Can Am Duel in Daytona. He collected five other cars. Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex Jr., AJ Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, and Danica Patrick were also involved. Johnson appeared to be blocked by Jamie McMurray before spinning.
Jamie McMurray bump-drafted Kasey Kahne into a spin late in the Sprint Unlimited. Kahne collected AJ Allmendinger in the crash.
AJ Allmendinger has made 30 attempts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways and has netted only an average finish of 28.03 when one also factors in the races for which he failed to qualify.
AJ Allmendinger co-drove the No. 60 Honda Ligier Prototype in the Rolex 24 At Daytona Saturday and Sunday.
AJ Allmendinger led the 24 Hours of Daytona early, which marked the 11th consecutive year that he has led this event, according to NBC’s Daniel McFaddin. Unfortunately, the car suffered an engine failure on lap 285 of 703 and was credited with 50th-place.
NASCAR announced the 25 eligible drivers and the format for the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at the new Daytona International Speedway motorsports stadium on Saturday, Feb. 13.
JTG Daugherty Racing welcomes two exceptional leaders with the recent addition of Ernie Cope as Director of Competition and Randall Burnett as Crew Chief of the No. 47 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry driven by AJ Allmendinger.
Cole Whitt and AJ Allmendinger shared the distinction of being penalized most often for losing control of one of their tires during a pit stop. Each driver was penalized for that infraction five times, according to NBC’s Dustin Long.
AJ Allmendinger was dinged most often for driving through more than three pit boxes, according to NBC’s Dustin Long. No other driver was penalized for this infraction more than twice.