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AJ Allmendinger |

Team: JTG Daugherty Racing-47
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 125

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AJ Allmendinger hopes to pick up where he left off last year. His last three attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks ended in a sweep of the top 15 and lead lap finishes.
Once Allmendinger won the road course race at Watkins Glen, his confidence seemed to improve and that had an impact on other track types as well. Allmendinger will almost certainly fly under the radar screen for most players, which could make him extremely useful. Feb 27 - 9:57 AM

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AJ Allmendinger has finished worse than he started in his last nine consecutive plate races. Occasionally it is as little as from third to fifth in last year’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega, but an early accident at Daytona in July sent him home last after qualifying 24th.

This could be an issue in games that pay place differential points, but of greater concern to fantasy owners is the fact that Allmendinger has only three top-10s in 21 starts on the big tracks.
Feb 17 - 9:55 AM

AJ Allmendinger, who earned his first career victory and berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2014, will not compete in the (Feb. 14) Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.

A week after all 16 Chase drivers were honored during Champion's Week in Las Vegas, NASCAR announced that the drivers were among the minimum of 25 drivers eligible to compete in the 75-lap, non-points race that kicks off the season. JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Tad Geschickter said in a statement released by the team: "We were not qualified for that race until NASCAR's decision to expand the field stating all 16 drivers who qualified for the Chase were eligible. We had already budgeted for our 36 points paying races. There was not ample time for us to secure additional sponsorship and prepare for the race without compromising our Daytona 500 preparation."
Source: NASCAR.com
Feb 2 - 7:39 PM

With NASCAR’s new knockout style qualification procedure, starting position has become increasingly important. For the seventh time this year, no driver who started 25th or worse finished among the top 10.

AJ Allmendinger came closest in the Bank of America 500 by finishing 12th after starting 26th. He was actually running inside the top 10 before the final caution waved. The next best finisher who qualified in the back half of the pack was Landon Cassill. He finished only 23rd after starting 32nd.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 12:56:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger finished 11th in the Hollywood Casino 400 to help solidify his 13th-place standing in the points.

If Allmendinger had been able to finish that well at Dover one week previous, he would be one of the current Chase contenders, but fantasy owners are most concerned with a driver’s current momentum instead of their points’ standing. Allmendinger has something to prove and that makes him a scary competitor.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 02:57:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger currently sits 10th in the Cup standings with one race remaining in the Challenger round. That means that his fate rests in his own hands entering a track on which he has an average finish of 18.6 in the past six seasons.

That average finish puts him on the cusp of being a decent bet to advance, but he also has three top-10s in those nine races. If he can find the same feel he had during those weekends, he could be one of the best values in most games.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 07:25:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger converted a solid 13th-place finish at New Hampshire into a 10th-place position in the points’ standings. His Chase hopes remains alive entering Dover, where he has four top-15s during his 13-race career.

Allmendinger will probably need to finish in the top 20 at the very least to advance to the Contender round and his last two efforts at Dover were just outside that mark with a 21st this spring and a 26th last fall.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Unless AJ Allmendinger completely reverses his fortune on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, he could get off to a rough start in this year’s Chase. In six starts this season, his best result of 18th came at Vegas in March.

Since then, his average finish on this track type has been 27.6 and that will be difficult to overcome at New Hampshire and Dover—which are his 19th- and 13th-best tracks respectively.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:03:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger could be poised to earn his fourth consecutive top-15 finish this week at Atlanta. On another unrestricted, intermediate speedway two weeks ago, he started 22nd and finished 12th in the Pure Michigan 400.

He went the full distance in that race, but it was only the third time this year he did so on one of the similarly-configured, 1.5- and two-mile tracks. The good news is that one of his other complete races came at Auto Club and its surface is nearly as abrasive as that in Atlanta.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:18:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger’s victory at Watkins Glen two weeks ago remains his only top-10 since finishing fifth at Talladega in May, but it was his third consecutive top-15.

The momentum of his road course victory is contributing to these solid performances, but he will need to contend for additional wins if he wants to advance beyond the first round of the Chase.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 05:43:00 PM

With the pressure of qualifying for the Chase off his shoulders, AJ Allmendinger had a strong run at Michigan and finished 13th on Sunday.

That was the first time since late April and early March that he earned back-to-back top-15s, so fantasy owners need to keep an eye on him to see if he is becoming fantasy relevant.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 09:08:00 AM

AJ Allmendinger held off a determined Marcos Ambrose during a two-lap battle to the end and scored his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.

In addition to clinching a spot in the Chase, Allmendinger was the greatest fantasy value. He not only scored maximum points, but was less popular than Ambrose in most games which capitalized on his points advantage.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 05:39:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger posted the fastest single lap in the final practice for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. This came on the heels of a fourth-fastest lap in the first practice.

The anticipation builds for Allmendinger and that could be a double-edged sword. Allmendinger was also expected to contend for the victory at Sonoma earlier this year until he crashed late in that event. He knows nothing is certain until the checkers wave, but fantasy owners have an easy choice ahead of them and should place him on their roster.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 06:03:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger posted the fourth fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. His top speed was 126.359 mph.

Allmendinger has been one of the favorites to win this week at Watkins Glen, and while this speed was well off the pace set by Kevin Harvick, it does not hurt the handicap of the No. 47.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Kimberly-Clark Corporation extended their sponsorship of the No. 47 Chevrolet SS with driver AJ Allmendinger through the 2017 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with their SCOTT®, Viva®, Kleenex®, Cottonelle® and Huggies® brands.

Allmendinger said. "I like their philosophy and they are a good fit for our JTG Daugherty Racing family as we put the best product on track for millions of brand-loyal fans. I’m also looking forward to seeing how they continue to activate in our sport. Their big promotion last year was actually winning my SCOTT® Products race car and this year they are giving away two $25,000 grand prize bathroom makeovers with their ‘Pic to Win’ sweepstakes."-JTG Daugherty Racing
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 11:48:00 AM