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AJ Allmendinger

Team: JTG Daugherty Racing-47
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 125

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AJ Allmendinger crashed with only one minute remaining in final practice for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Allmendinger was only 28th on the grid at the time and undoubtedly searching for speed. He will have to fall to the back of the grid and give up his 25th-place position on the grid. Jun 17 - 12:55 PM

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AJ Allmendinger was running third when he turned the second-place car of Chase Elliott on lap 169 of the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. By the time the smoke cleared, 17 cars had sustained some damage.

Several top drivers were involved in the crash including Elliott, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Erik Jones, and Kurt Busch. Some of the cars may be able to continue and limp home through the final 19 laps.
May 7 - 5:47 PM

In his last six plate races, AJ Allmendinger has improved in each successive event.

Allmendinger finished 36th at Talladega in the fall 2015 race. He improved to 21st at Daytona the following spring and then cracked the top 15 at Talladega in May. From then until now, he has finished 13th, 10th, and third in his last three plate races.
May 6 - 5:08 PM

AJ Allmendinger started 30th and finished sixth in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

That was his third consecutive top-10 on this track and his sixth result of 11th or better in seven attempts with JTG-Daugherty Racing. Allmendinger has been a good value on several occasions this year with a third at Daytona International Speedway and 17th last week at Auto Club Speedway, but he is expected to fall back into the 20s on unrestricted, intermediate speedways.
Apr 2 - 8:27 PM

Four of AJ Allmendinger’s last six attempts at Phoenix International Raceway have ended in either a 16th- or 17th-place result.

That is the majority of the events he started for JTG-Daugherty Racing. His other two efforts netted a 26th- and 24th-place result. The odds are in his favor to finish somewhere in the high-teens. Fantasy players should plan accordingly.
Mar 13 - 8:01 PM

AJ Allmendinger was docked 35 points and crew chief Randall Burnett was suspended for three races after three lug nuts were found to be loose at the end of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

Ernie Cope will assume the role of crew chief in the interim. The points’ deduction drops Allmendinger from 11th to 34th in the standings, but this is a blow to an organization that was just now starting to show their potential as a two-car operation.
Mar 9 - 1:49 PM

AJ Allmendinger scored three top-15s in 10 races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks last year.

His best efforts were a pair of eighth-place results in Kansas Speedway’s two races. He finished 14th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and had three results just outside the top 15. He should be considered a solid mid-cap pick if he fits the right niche on one’s roster.
Mar 3 - 1:25 PM

AJ Allmendinger finished third in the Daytona 500 after starting the afternoon 38th.

Allmendinger added a remarkable 35 place-differential points to his total. This matches his best Daytona finish. ‘Dinger also finished third in the 2009 Daytona 500. This is the second consecutive race that he scored a top-15 on this track.
Feb 26 - 6:42 PM

AJ Allmendinger has made six starts at Daytona International Speedway driving the No. 47; four of these ended in the 20s.

Allmendinger had one 20th-place finish and two 21sts. His other 20-something result was 26th, so that is the range in which he is most likely to land again. Last summer, he defined his high water mark, however, with a 13th in the Coke Zero 400.
Feb 17 - 10:44 AM

With a victory in 2014 and a fourth last year, the balance tips in favor of Watkins Glen International as AJ Allmendinger’s best track in terms of three-year averages.

Allmendinger also finished 24th there in 2015 to combine for an average of 9.7, but he had a battery problem that dropped him from contention during a strong run. Allmendinger’s best track that hosts more than one race per year is Martinsville Speedway. He swept the top 10 there last year, finished 11th in one of 2015’s two races, and was ninth in 2014 for an average of 14.3.
Jan 7 - 12:50 PM

AJ Allmendinger ended the 2016 season on a high note with four top-10s in the final six races.

That was nearly half of his total top-10s for the season, but more importantly he was able to string three top-10s together for the first time in his career from Kansas Speedway through Martinsville Speedway in October. His worst finish in the last five races of the season was a 17th and all of his efforts ended on the lead lap.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:33:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger finished eighth in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to record his fourth top-10 in the last seven races of 2016.

Allmendinger scored three top-10s this fall for the first time in his career. They came from Kansas Speedway through Martinsville Speedway, but then he struggled in a couple of races to score 17ths. A top-10 in the final race is important for an organization that is rumored to be starting a second team in 2017.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 10:43:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger failed the laser inspection three times in pre-qualification inspection at Texas Motor Speedway and will miss 15 minutes of practice time at Phoenix International Raceway.

Allmendinger had a three-race top-10 streak end in the AAA Texas 500 and would like to restart it at Phoenix. This is a rhythm track and losing 15 minutes of practice might impact his handicap slightly.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 09:58:00 AM

AJ Allmendinger finished 10th in the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway to earn his third consecutive top-10.

This was the first time in 315 attempts that Allmendinger has ever scored three consecutive top-10s. He was helped marginally by the fact that only 10 cars finished on the lead lap. That kept him from fading late, but he spent all but less than 10 laps inside the top 10—and might have had a shot at winning or scoring at least a top-five if not for the fact that he ran out of gas on the final caution when it took a long while for NASCAR to open pit road.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 06:32:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger qualified well and practiced well for the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville—and he should be en route to a top-15 finish on Sunday.

He qualified fourth and will almost certainly fall backward through the field. He could easily earn a top-10, however. Even a relatively modest top-15 would make him a good value. ‘Dinger was sixth quickest in the first practice session in regard to 10-lap runs
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 04:57:00 PM