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.
AJ Allmendinger scored three top-15s in 10 races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks last year.
AJ Allmendinger finished third in the Daytona 500 after starting the afternoon 38th.
AJ Allmendinger has made six starts at Daytona International Speedway driving the No. 47; four of these ended in the 20s.
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.
AJ Allmendinger ended the 2016 season on a high note with four top-10s in the final six races.
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.
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.
AJ Allmendinger finished 10th in the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway to earn his third consecutive top-10.
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.
AJ Allmendinger finished 10th in the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway after starting the race 32nd.
AJ Allmendinger finished eighth in the Hollywood Casino 400 to stop a seven-race streak in which he failed to crack the top 10.
AJ Allmendinger has crashed out of two of his last three races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks with accidents at Kentucky Speedway in July and Charlotte Motor Speedway last week.
Fantasy players with managed expectations could find AJ Allmendinger to be a pleasant surprise. In seven attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year, he has four results of 17th or better.