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

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AJ Allmendinger has made 30 attempts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways and has netted only an average finish of 28.03 when one also factors in the races for which he failed to qualify.
Allmendinger failed to make his first four attempts on plate tracks and two of these came because he failed to run well enough in his qualification duel. In the 49th running of the Great American Race, our database credits him with a 61st-place finish, but he also has two top-fives to his credit. Feb 3 - 5:16 PM

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AJ Allmendinger co-drove the No. 60 Honda Ligier Prototype in the Rolex 24 At Daytona Saturday and Sunday.

He been doing the sports-car thing for more than 10 years with IMSA team owner Michael Shank. They won the Rolex 24 together in 2012 with Allmendinger behind the wheel at the checkered flag. He can compete the 24-hour race because it starts before the NASCAR season begins. The one race on AJ’s bucket list is the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. He may get his chance this year. "If AJ can find a way to get to Le Mans, we’ll make it work from our end," Shank told NASCAR This Week. "He has been with me many years. I would love to see it happen." The Le Mans 24 program will be staged on a NASCAR Cup Series off week, June 14-18. NASCAR races at Michigan on June 12 and goes to Sonoma June 26. Allmendinger said: "If the stars aligned and the right people said, ‘You can go do this.’ I’d jump at the chance."
Feb 2 - 3:58 PM

AJ Allmendinger led the 24 Hours of Daytona early, which marked the 11th consecutive year that he has led this event, according to NBC’s Daniel McFaddin. Unfortunately, the car suffered an engine failure on lap 285 of 703 and was credited with 50th-place.

Allmendinger qualified for the 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Championship with a victory at the Glen and is considered one of the better road course racers among Cup regulars. Look for him to be a dark horse this year on that track type.
Feb 1 - 12:33 PM

NASCAR announced the 25 eligible drivers and the format for the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at the new Daytona International Speedway motorsports stadium on Saturday, Feb. 13.

The non-points event will be split into two segments with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments. The 25 eligible NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers include the 2015 Coors Light Pole Award winners, former Sprint Unlimited race winners and former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full time in 2015. All 16 drivers from the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup are also eligible for the race, and any remaining open positions are filled based on 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship driver points. Eligible 2015 Coors Light Pole Awards winners: AJ Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Joey
Jan 11 - 7:57 PM

JTG Daugherty Racing welcomes two exceptional leaders with the recent addition of Ernie Cope as Director of Competition and Randall Burnett as Crew Chief of the No. 47 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry driven by AJ Allmendinger.

Cope returns home to JTG Daugherty Racing, transitioning from JR Motorsports where he was crew chief for 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chase Elliott. Before Cope’s time at JR Motorsports, his journey included six seasons working with Kevin Harvick Inc. and Richard Childress Racing. Burnett was hand selected by Allmendinger and JTG Daugherty Racing team officials to lead the team as they vie for a coveted spot in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the championship. 2014 was a big year for Burnett as rookie Kyle Larson landed the No. 42 ride. For their efforts, Larson earned the 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. Burnett continued his work with Larson throughout 2015.-JTG Daugherty Racing
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 08:29:00 PM

Cole Whitt and AJ Allmendinger shared the distinction of being penalized most often for losing control of one of their tires during a pit stop. Each driver was penalized for that infraction five times, according to NBC’s Dustin Long.

Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan incurred the third-most penalties in this regard with four apiece. Losing control of a tire can not only ruin the day of the team that is penalized, it can also have a negative impact on drivers pitted behind them.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 05:56:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger was dinged most often for driving through more than three pit boxes, according to NBC’s Dustin Long. No other driver was penalized for this infraction more than twice.

Penalties are an unfortunate part of NASCAR and now that the sanctioning body has cameras pointing at every pit, more infractions were caught in 2015 than during previous seasons.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 04:20:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger (#47 Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet SS) finished 20th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The JTG Daugherty Racing driver started 20th in the lineup and completed 266 laps of the 267-lap event. Allmendinger, who competed in all of the season's 36 races, scored two poles, three top-10s and closed out the season 22nd in the final 2015 Sprint Cup Series driver championship standings.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:08:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger will start Sunday’s 400 almost exactly where he has started the last four events. He lines up 15th based on Friday’s practice times.

Allmendinger has started between 13th and 18th in his most recent four Chicagoland Speedway attempts. His best race result was a 14th in 2010, but his last three efforts have been in the 20s. The No. 47 is predicted to finish about 25th.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 12:09:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger qualified 21st for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway and if the past is any indication, that suggests a top-15 finish is pretty much out of reach.

This is the seventh time in his Richmond career that he qualified outside the top 20 and he earned only two top-15s and no top-10s after doing so.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 09:47:00 AM

Already an overwhelming favorite at Watkins Glen International, AJ Allmendinger posted a lap of 127.839 mph in the final qualification session to win the pole for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.

As strong as he has been on road courses, this is his first pole on at Watkins Glen. Last year he won this race from sixth and should race among the top five all day. Ultimately strategy will play a role, but ‘Dinger is in a great position entering the race. Allmendinger also won the pole this June at Sonoma Raceway, but suffered a fuel pickup problem to finish 37th.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 02:07:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger posted the second fastest lap in the first practice session for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. His top speed of 126.901 was 0.091 seconds slower than Clint Bowyer.

Allmendinger has been considered one of the favorite since the week started and this speed confirms those predictions. Look for him to challenge for the pole on Saturday and race among the top five as long as his strategy plays out.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 02:14:00 PM

AJ Allmendinger finished seventh in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, which gives him momentum at a critical time. Next week the series rolls into Watkins Glen, where ‘Dinger is the defending winner.

Allmendinger will need to win to earn an invitation to the Chase and everyone knows this is his best opportunity. He will be popular next week even after a disappointing Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in June.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 08:31:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 08:25:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 12:32:00 PM