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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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If the past eight races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks are any indication, AJ Allmendinger should improve from his grid position. He has advanced through the field in every event he started on this course type since last fall’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas.
His best finish and greatest advancement came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this spring when he climbed from 22nd to sixth. That earned a lot of place differential points in games that award them. Jul 8 - 8:25 PM

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AJ Allmendinger has suffered crash damage in 10 of the 12 races he started at Daytona International Speedway during his career, including his last five consecutively.

Allmendinger managed to stay on the lead lap in this year’s Daytona 500 to finish 20th, but he was not as lucky last summer with a 43rd-place result following a lap-19 crash. His odds of earning another top-20 are only 50/50.
Jul 3 - 12:32 PM

AJ Allmendinger posted a lap of 96.310 mph in the second and final round of qualification for the Toyota / Save Mart 350k. He will lead the field to green on Sunday from the pole.

Allmendinger started the weekend complaining that his car felt "heavy" in the first practice session. He improved in final practice to hit fantasy radar screens, and his pole-winning run was the icing on the cake. Allmendinger remains one of this week’s favorites.
Jun 27 - 3:16 PM

AJ Allmendinger complained that his car was "heavy" early in the first session for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, but the crew apparently found a setup to lighten him up. He ended the practice second on the speed chart with a speed of 95.318 mph.

All objections are withdrawn about starting Allmendinger on this technical track. If he continues to show speed the rest of the weekend, he will be one of the favorites.
Jun 26 - 6:07 PM

AJ Allmendinger was not comfortable with his car during the first hour of practice for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Halfway through that session, he sat 16th on the speed chart with a lap of 93.706, which was 8/10ths of a mile slower than Kurt Busch.

Allmendinger was considered a solid dark horse based on last year’s Watkins Glen International victory. These two tracks are significantly different, however, and Sonoma is a much more technical course. Fantasy owners should proceed with caution.
Jun 26 - 4:06 PM

A comparison of AJ Allmendinger’s first seven races to his last eight shows that he has been losing momentum. He earned two top-10s and had an average finish of 21.1 in his first seven attempts compared to no top-10s and an average of 24.0 in the last eight.

Allmendinger has a chance to reverse that fortune in next week’s Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway and the upcoming Watkins Glen International affair later this summer. One of those races could place him in the Chase.
Jun 19 - 8:28 PM

For the Axalta We Paint Winners 400, AJ Allmendinger posted his best qualification effort in the past five races. He narrowly missed advancing into the second round of qualification and starts the race 26th.

This improvement is welcome, but Allmendinger was much stronger at Pocono Raceway last year. He started 21st in June and 20th in August. A 21st in the Axalta 400 as his best finish.
Jun 6 - 10:06 AM

AJ Allmendinger qualified 29th for the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway and that has been his sweet spot in recent weeks. This is the fourth consecutive race in which he has started between 29th and 31st.

Fantasy owners have even better news in regard to Allmendinger because he has finished better than he started in each of the past three races—often by a wide margin. He climbed to 17th at Talladega from 31st and 14th at Kansas Speedway from 29th.
May 30 - 8:23 AM

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

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