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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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  • Johnson relishes return to Michigan

    The Sports Xchange Johnson relishes return to Michigan By Scott Held NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Jimmie Johnson finally found his way to victory lane at Michigan International Speedway two months ago....
  • Mike Brudenell: Focus remains on Stewart at Michigan International Speedway

    It would have been about the blistering speeds or Jimmie Johnson looking for the sweep. Even favorite NASCAR son Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to the Irish Hills leading the Sprint Cup series standings isn't the story now, and that's unbelievable and, in...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart sits out race after hitting, killing driver

    NASCAR's Tony Stewart sits out race after hitting, killing driver
    The world of NASCAR stock-car racing was stunned by a bizarre incident in which star driver Tony Stewart's car struck and killed an up-and-coming driver during a non-NASCAR race in upstate New York. As the story and graphic amateur video of the sprint-...
  • The Green Flag: Allmendinger ready to make Chase noise

    The Sports Xchange The Green Flag: Allmendinger ready to make Chase noise By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange Are AJ Allmendinger and JTG/Daugherty Racing ready for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup? Ready or not,...
  • Allmendinger wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup race

    Allmendinger wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup race
    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- A.J. Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose on three late-race restarts to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. It was Allmendinger's first career win and made him eligible for...
  • Allmendinger continues amazing journey with win

    The Sports Xchange Allmendinger continues amazing journey with win By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- It's always particularly gratifying when someone returns from the abyss -- gratifying...
  • AJ Allmendinger wins NASCAR's Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. That was truly a race into the Chase. A.J. Allmendinger went door-to-door and fender-to-fender over the final two laps with Marcos Ambrose to muscle out a win in Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International. The win...
  • Third-place finisher Kurt Busch enjoyed front-row seat

    The Sports Xchange Third-place finisher Kurt Busch enjoyed front-row seat By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.-- Sure, Kurt Busch wouldn't have minded too much if AJ Allmendinger and Marcos...
  • PRESS BOX: Stewart withdraws from race after fatal accident

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Stewart withdraws from race after fatal accident Tony Stewart withdrew from the Cheez-It 355 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday after being involved in a sprint car incident during an Empire Super Sprint race at...
  • Allmendinger edges Ambrose at Watkins Glen

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Allmendinger edges Ambrose at Watkins Glen WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- A.J. Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose on three late-race restarts to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
  • Gordon Knocks Ambrose Off Watkins Glen Pole

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — When the second and final round of qualifying ended on Saturday at Watkins Glen International, Jeff Gordon climbed onto the window ledge of his No. 24 Chevrolet and raised his arms in triumph. Gordon had just won the pole for...
  • Gordon knocks Ambrose off Watkins Glen pole

    The Sports Xchange Gordon knocks Ambrose off Watkins Glen pole By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- When the second and final round of qualifying ended on Saturday at Watkins Glen International,...