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AJ Allmendinger |

Team: JTG Daugherty Racing-47
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 125

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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. Sep 9 - 11:03 PM

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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.
Aug 30 - 1:18 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.
Aug 24 - 5:43 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.
Aug 18 - 9:08 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.
Aug 10 - 5:39 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.
Aug 8 - 6:03 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.
Aug 8 - 2:47 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
Aug 8 - 11:48 AM

AJ Allmendinger’s best opportunity to make the Chase will come this week at Watkins Glen International. He was a favorite to finish in the top five at Sonoma before getting wrecked by Dale Earnhardt Jr. 25 laps from the end of the race; Allmendinger finished 37th.

He was battling for a top-five position with Earnhardt and the pair were behind Jeff Gordon—two drivers that eventually finished in the top three—so the No. 47 has to be considered a strong pick to earn a top-five this week.
Aug 8 - 8:32 AM

AJ Allmendinger’s last three flat track races ended in a 21st-place finish at Pocono earlier this year plus 18th-place results at New Hampshire and Indy.

Allmendinger also has shown top-15 speed, however. He finished 11th at Martinsville and sixth at Richmond. He should be watched closely this weekend, but players may want to wait until the short tracks to start him on a minimally-banked course.
Aug 1 - 9:58 PM

AJ Allmendinger set himself up as the top dark horse in the 400’s first practice session. He posted the seventh fastest speed at 179.251.

That lap placed him just behind Kevin Harvick and ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr.—two drivers considered weekly threats. Allmendinger should be watched closely on Saturday and activated if he posts consistently fast laps.
Aug 1 - 2:52 PM

AJ Allmendinger has five previous starts at Indy with the majority of them ending in the 20s.

That should make him a good mid-range pick this week with a potentially strong upside. He finished 10th on this track in 2008 for Red Bull Racing and was 16th in one of his attempts with Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM). His equipment at JTG-Daugherty Racing should be on par with what was available to RPM in 2010.
Jul 22 - 6:42 PM

AJ Allmendinger has three top-10s to his credit in 2014 and they could not have come on a more diverse group of tracks. He finished fifth at Talladega, sixth at Richmond, and eighth at Auto Club.

Allmendinger was also one of the favorites on the road course of Sonoma until he was slowed by crash damage. This diversity makes him an interesting fantasy choice, but he has cracked the top 20 only seven times and finished on the lead lap in fewer than half his starts. Fantasy owners may use him provisionally, but it will take some time before he is considered a place-and-hold type of driver.
Jul 17 - 5:53 PM

AJ Allmendinger has 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts and one top-10 finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

His best finish is 10th-place (6/27/10). His average start is 23.700 and his average finish is 24.800. In 209 career starts, he has 6 top-fives, 33 top-10s and 2 pole awards.-JTG Daugherty Racing
Jul 9 - 3:46 PM

AJ Allmendinger has 10 starts at Daytona International Speedway, one top-five and two top-10s and has led 16 laps.

Allmendinger's best finish is third (2/15/09). His average start is 18.6 and his average finish is 24.6.-JTG Daugherty Racing
Jul 3 - 2:35 PM