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AJ Allmendinger

Team: JTG Daugherty Racing-47
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 125

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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. Nov 29 - 12:33 PM

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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.
Nov 20 - 10:43 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.
Nov 10 - 9:58 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.
Oct 30 - 6:32 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
Oct 29 - 4:57 PM

AJ Allmendinger finished 10th in the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway after starting the race 32nd.

This came on the heels of an eighth at Kansas Speedway and for the third time this year, these top-10s were earned in back-to-back weeks. The significance of this is because Allmendinger only has seven total top-10s for the season and six of them have come in pairs. In almost 300 previous career starts, Allmendinger has never earned three consecutive top-10s.
Oct 23 - 9:38 PM

AJ Allmendinger finished eighth in the Hollywood Casino 400 to stop a seven-race streak in which he failed to crack the top 10.

The last time Allmendinger finished in the top 10, he did so in back-to-back races at Watkins Glen International and Bristol Motor Speedway this August. He scored two top-10s in consecutive weeks this spring at Auto Club Speedway and Martinsville Speedway as well. He has run strong on several occasions this year, but has been unable to seal the deal often enough to make him a place-and-hold driver.
Oct 16 - 7:31 PM

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.

Before that, Allmendinger had been running at the end of the 19 consecutive races on this track type with 12 results ending on the same lap as the leader. His last top-10 finish on these was an eighth at Kansas this May in the GoBowling.com 400.
Oct 13 - 10:59 PM

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.

Allmendinger needs just a little luck to get his third top-15 of the season on this track type and that makes him worth a roster position or two for players with multiple lineups. His best finish was an eighth this May at Kansas Speedway.
Oct 7 - 10:05 PM

AJ Allmendinger should finish on the lead lap this week in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In his last 10 races there, he has completed all but two laps.

In today’s age of parity with Free Passes and Wave Arounds, that is not a guarantee to finish in the top 20, however. Allmendinger was only 21st this spring despite completing all the laps. He is a good fill-in pick for the final roster spot, however, because he will have the opportunity to surge during the final green flag segment.
Sep 23 - 9:41 AM

AJ Allmendinger posted the 22nd-fastest lap in the first practice session for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway with a speed of 180.252 mph.

Allmendinger rolls off the grid 21st. He is not likely to finish considerably higher or lower than this mark and should only be used if he fits a particular niche on one’s roster.
Sep 17 - 11:15 AM

AJ Allmendinger posted a lap of 198.265 mph to become the first driver who failed to advance to the second round of qualification for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He will roll off the grid 25th on Sunday.

Allmendinger qualified 26th for this same race last year. He lost two laps and finished 28th. This spring, he started 20th but sustained crash damage in the FireKeepers Casino 400 and finished 38th.
Aug 26 - 5:41 PM

One week after finishing fourth in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen, AJ Allmendinger scored another top-10 at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. He crossed under the checkers ninth after starting eighth.

This is the second time this season that Allmendinger backed up one top-10 with another. It was his third consecutive top-15 following a 14th at Pocono Raceway. Solid runs like this will not get him a Chase berth without a victory, but they are helping fantasy owners win their weekly contests.
Aug 21 - 9:36 PM

AJ Allmendinger has not yet scored a top-10 at Bristol Motor Speedway in 16 previous starts. He has a handful of top-15s, however, the most recent of which came in fall 2014. He finished 14th that evening after starting 22nd.

Allmendinger lost his best opportunity to win a race last week at Watkins Glen International, but short track are also wild cards that occasionally reward tenacity. Just as often, an enthusiastic driver winds up in the wall, however.
Aug 19 - 12:33 PM

AJ Allmendinger missed his best opportunity to win last week at Watkins Glen International. He finished fourth on the road course. He passed two drivers on the final lap who experienced trouble in the final corner and now ‘Dinger needs to buckle down, employ a little strategy, and attempt to get a victory in one of the final four regular season races.

That is not entirely out of the question. Allmendinger’s other top-five this year came on the short, flat track of Martinsville Speedway when he finished second. A little more aggression in that race might have gotten him past the winner Kyle Busch and rendered the Glen moot. Two of the final four races will be contested on tracks less than a mile in length and Allmendinger’s best opportunity to win will come in the final event at Richmond International Raceway. Unfortunately, that is also the best place for several other winless dark horses.
Aug 14 - 3:31 PM