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A.J. Allmendinger

A.J. Allmendinger
American racecar driver Anthony James "A.J." Allmendinger was born on Dec. 16, 1981, in Los Gatos, Calif. He started his career in karts, winning two International Karting Federation Grand National championships. Allmendinger won the Barber Dodge Pro Series championship in 2002 and the Champ Cart Atlantic Championship in 2003. In 2004, he won the Champ Car World Series Roshfrans Rookie-of-the-Year award. In 2006, he went on a three-race winning streak in the Grand Prix of Portland, Grand Prix of Cleveland and Grand Prix of Toronto. After five wins of the season, Allmendinger joined NASCAR. Over the next year, he suffered through some crashes and failed to qualify for some races. In 2008, he... Show more »
American racecar driver Anthony James "A.J." Allmendinger was born on Dec. 16, 1981, in Los Gatos, Calif. He started his career in karts, winning two International Karting Federation Grand National championships. Allmendinger won the Barber Dodge Pro Series championship in 2002 and the Champ Cart Atlantic Championship in 2003. In 2004, he won the Champ Car World Series Roshfrans Rookie-of-the-Year award. In 2006, he went on a three-race winning streak in the Grand Prix of Portland, Grand Prix of Cleveland and Grand Prix of Toronto. After five wins of the season, Allmendinger joined NASCAR. Over the next year, he suffered through some crashes and failed to qualify for some races. In 2008, he won the Sprint Showdown, automatically qualifying him for the Sprint All-Star Race, where he placed 17th. In 2009, he debuted in third at the Daytona 500, his personal best. He finished 11th in the 2011 Daytona 500. « Show less

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  • Pressure on big stars increase as spots in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship dwindle

    Eleven spots are filled for the upcoming Chase for the Championship. That leaves just five openings — and only eight races remaining to get one of the guaranteed entries. For Aric Almirola, Sprint Cup's newest winner, things couldn't be better. His...
  • Almirola nabs first career win

    The Sports Xchange Almirola nabs first career win By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The rain and the wrecks kept on coming at Daytona International Speedway in Sunday's 56th running of...
  • Carl Edwards drives up interest in free-agent market

    Carl Edwards drives up interest in free-agent market
    Winning the 23rd race of his Cup career wasn't exactly a milestone for Carl Edwards, but it definitely is more of a celebratory moment that extends beyond Victory Lane. Edwards is in the NASCAR version of the Twilight Zone. He is a man without a team...
  • McMurray wins pole for Sunday's NASCAR race in Sonoma

    McMurray wins pole for Sunday's NASCAR race in Sonoma
    SONOMA, Calif. -- Jamie McMurray saved the best for last on Saturday in winning the pole for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in record time. The last driver to make his first attempt in the 10-minute second round of NASCAR Sprint Cup...
  • Late record run gives Sonoma pole to McMurray

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: includes agate Late record run gives Sonoma pole to McMurray By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange SONOMA, Calif. -- Jamie McMurray saved the best for last on Saturday in winning the...
  • McMurray wins pole position at Sonoma

    SONOMA, Calif. Jamie McMurray captured the pole position for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, his second straight and third in eight years, in knockout-style qualifying on Saturday at Sonoma Raceway. McMurray's average speed in the second round of qualifying...
  • Brendan Gaughan wins Nationwide race at Road America

    Brendan Gaughan wins Nationwide race at Road America
    Brendan Gaughan took the lead after a green-white-checkered restart at Elkhart Lake, Wis., then held on to win the rain-soaked and wild NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America on Saturday. Alex Tagliani was second, followed by Kevin O'Connell,...
  • Jimmie Johnson gets third win of season at Michigan

    Jimmie Johnson gets third win of season at Michigan
    BROOKLYN, Mich. -- At long last, Jimmie Johnson knows what it feels like to visit victory lane at Michigan International Speedway. The six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion took the lead for good on Lap 191 after a cycle of pit stops and cruised to...
  • Johnson gets third win of season at Michigan

    The Sports Xchange Johnson gets third win of season at Michigan By Scott Held, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BROOKLYN, Mich. -- At long last, Jimmie Johnson knows what it feels like to visit victory lane at Michigan...
  • Harvick wins pole with new track record at Michigan

    The Sports Xchange Harvick wins pole with new track record at Michigan By Scott Held, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Three laps were all Kevin Harvick needed Friday afternoon. He set a new Michigan...
  • Jimmie Johnson makes it two NASCAR wins in a row with Dover victory

    Jimmie Johnson makes it two NASCAR wins in a row with Dover victory
    Jimmie Johnson dominated again at Dover International Speedway, extending his track victory record to nine. He followed last week's victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with another sensational run in a race red-flagged for 22 minutes because of a pothole in...
  • Jimmie Johnson earns second straight win, topping field at Dover

    Jimmie Johnson earns second straight win, topping field at Dover
    DOVER, Del. - So much for Jimmie Johnson's supposed “slump.” The six-time Sprint Cup champion held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski in the final four laps of the FedEx 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International...