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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 made two runs in the first 30 minutes of the morning practice session for the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and almost hit the wall both times. His car was visibly loose.
Allmendinger was not able to get the car under him and sat 33rd on the fastest lap chart at the time. He qualified 30th and should be expected to finish in that same range unless they find something in final practice. May 23 - 10:28 AM

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AJ Allmendinger will make his third appearance in the all-star race this week, but it will be the first time that two of these came in back-to-back seasons. He earned his 2015 berth by winning last year’s race at Watkins Glen International after having to drive into the big show through the Showdown three times.

Allmendinger’s best effort came in 2012 when he finished 11tn. Since only about 20 cars start each all-star race, that means he has always been in the second half of the field and it does not recommend him this weekend.
May 14 - 9:47 PM

It was announced on Saturday before the SpongeBob 400 that AJ Allmendinger signed a five-year contract extension in the No. 47 JTG-Daugherty Racing Chevrolet.

Five years is a long time in NASCAR and this is going to give the driver a lot of confidence. It also allows the team to develop a great set of notes.
May 9 - 11:30 PM

AJ Allmendinger earned top-10s in his first two similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this season with a seventh at Atlanta Motor Speedway and a sixth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; he slipped to 21st at Texas Motor Speedway and needs to correct his course to be a good value again.

Scoring another top-10 could be difficult this week for the ‘Dinger. He earned two such finishes in his first three starts at Kansas Speedway, but finished outside the top 20 in five of the last seven races. He has not been in the top 10 since 2010, but he came close last fall with an 11th.
May 8 - 11:19 AM

AJ Allmendinger practiced for about three-fourths of the first session at Talladega SuperSpeedway and then headed for the golf course.

Allmendinger was 11th on the speed chart near the end of the session, but was obviously happy with the handling characteristics of his car. Last year, he finished fifth in this race, but was 23rd in the fall.
May 1 - 2:54 PM

AJ Allmendinger was notably strong in the final practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. He posted the third-quickest speed among 32 drivers in final practice at 122.139 mph from laps two through 11.

Allmendinger started the season high in the points until a couple of misfortunate races derailed his effort. This could put him back on track to climb into the top 16 once more, but starting him does not come without risk.
Apr 24 - 3:33 PM

AJ Allmendinger swept the top 20 in his first four starts of the season and earned back-to-back top-10s at Atlanta and Vegas. His last two efforts have been hampered by engine problems, however, and he finished outside the top 30 at Auto Club and Martinsville.

The next race on the schedule will be held at Texas—another similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track like Atlanta and Vegas—so Allmendinger should be able to rebound. If he does not, it will be time for fantasy owners to park him until the road course race at Sonoma.
Apr 4 - 10:53 AM

AJ Allmendinger has finished on the lead lap and in the top 20 in his last five attempts at Auto Club Speedway after starting as far forward as 18th and as deep in the pack as 30th. He qualified 18th for Sunday’s Auto Club 400.

Last year was Allmendinger’s best qualification effort in half a decade and his 18th-place start contributed to an eighth-place finish. Consistency combined with strength is the perfect mixture that fantasy players seek.
Mar 21 - 10:26 AM

AJ Allmendinger finished sixth in the Kobalt 400 at Vegas, which was his second consecutive top-10. The last time he posted back-to-back top-10s was at the end of April and beginning of May last year.

One of those top-10s came at Talladega, which is often a function of being in the right draft at the right time. This strong start to the season is a real sign of improvement with the No. 47.
Mar 8 - 11:23 PM

AJ Allmendinger has shown promise in recent attempts at Las Vegas. Last year he finished 18th after starting 18th with his current team. He finished 19th in 2011 with Richard Petty Motorsports after starting seventh.

Allmendinger qualified 22nd for Sunday’s race, which puts him in that familiar range. Fantasy owners can expect another result on either side of 20th.
Mar 7 - 10:11 AM

AJ Allmendinger scored his second top-10 since winning the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen. He finished ninth at Martinsville last fall before crossing under the checkers seventh this week.

While Allmendinger has missed the top spots, he has been consistent and finished on the lead lap eight times in the past 10 races. He will continue to be a good value so long as he fits a niche on a fantasy player’s roster.
Mar 1 - 10:41 PM

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

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."
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