AJ Allmendinger hopes to pick up where he left off last year. His last three attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks ended in a sweep of the top 15 and lead lap finishes.
AJ Allmendinger has finished worse than he started in his last nine consecutive plate races. Occasionally it is as little as from third to fifth in last year’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega, but an early accident at Daytona in July sent him home last after qualifying 24th.
AJ Allmendinger, who earned his first career victory and berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2014, will not compete in the (Feb. 14) Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
With NASCAR’s new knockout style qualification procedure, starting position has become increasingly important. For the seventh time this year, no driver who started 25th or worse finished among the top 10.
AJ Allmendinger finished 11th in the Hollywood Casino 400 to help solidify his 13th-place standing in the points.
AJ Allmendinger currently sits 10th in the Cup standings with one race remaining in the Challenger round. That means that his fate rests in his own hands entering a track on which he has an average finish of 18.6 in the past six seasons.
AJ Allmendinger converted a solid 13th-place finish at New Hampshire into a 10th-place position in the points’ standings. His Chase hopes remains alive entering Dover, where he has four top-15s during his 13-race career.
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.
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.
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.
With the pressure of qualifying for the Chase off his shoulders, AJ Allmendinger had a strong run at Michigan and finished 13th on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.