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.
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.
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.
AJ Allmendinger failed to win the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen, but he salvaged a decent finish after incurring a mid-race penalty. He finished fourth after starting the race ninth.
AJ Allmendinger posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen with a lap of 127.551 mph. He thought his engine had blown with about 30 minutes remaining because of the amount of smoke that filled the cockpit after he exited the bus stop chicane on the backstretch.
AJ Allmendinger bounced over the curbs in the inner loop at Watkins Glen International in final practice for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. He apparently broke a line of some sort and developed a fluid leak.
AJ Allmendinger is a calculated risk at Pocono Raceway. He entered last year’s edition of this race with four 30-something results in the five Pocono races that preceded it, but he used his skills honed on road courses and finished seventh. He was not as great a value this spring, but finished 16th—four spots ahead of the midline.
AJ Allmendinger was in the top 24 until the final laps of the first round of qualification, but when Joey Logano posted a second time in that session, the No. 47 was bumped out. Allmendinger made a last-ditch effort, but became the first driver to fail to advance to the second round. He lines up 25th for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard with a lap of 183.169 mph.
AJ Allmendinger qualified among the top 10 one week after hurting his thumb at Kentucky Speedway. With a lap of 132.618 mph, he lines up 10th for the New Hampshire 301.
For the third straight year AJ Allmendinger started on the front row at Sonoma Raceway and for the third straight year, he ran into trouble during the race. This time it was a self-inflicted pit road penalty that sent him to the back of the pack on the final stop.
AJ Allmendinger has not often been the top fantasy pick this season, but he has been consistent. Until last week’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, he had been running at the end of every race this year.
Richard Childress Racing added Ben Kennedy, Sam Hornish Jr., AJ Allmendinger and Michael McDowell to its 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) team roster to drive the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro in races at Iowa Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Road America and Kentucky Speedway.
Kurt Busch and AJ Allmendinger will lose their respective crew chiefs for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway after Tony Gibson (from the No. 41) and Randall Burnett (No. 47) were found guilty of not tightening all of the lugnuts on their wheels in the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
NASCAR has announced penalties and warnings following the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29th.