Tag Archive: A.J. ALLMENDINGER

May 06

Alex Tagliani to compete in two NASCAR Nationwide Series races for Team Penske

Tagliani to compete for Penske in two NASCAR Nationwide races

No-22 Team Penske Ford Mustang Discount Tire NASCAR Nationwide car Accomplished road racer Alex Tagliani will drive the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang for Team Penske in two 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series road course races. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

NASCAR has reinstated driver AJ Allmendinger upon his successful completion of NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program

NASCAR reinstates driver AJ Allmendinger

NASCAR logoAJ AllmendingerAllmendinger had been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on July 24 for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

AJ Allmendinger indefinitely suspended from NASCAR competition

For violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy

AJ AllmendingerNASCAR logoAJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 22 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.

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Jul 08

Driver AJ Allmendinger temporarily suspended from NASCAR competition

NASCAR substance abuse policy

AJ AllmendingerNASCAR logoDriver AJ Allmendinger has been temporarily suspended from NASCAR competition based upon notification of a positive “A” test NASCAR received from the Medical Review Officer as stated in Section 19-11B (6,7) of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy. Pursuant to the rule book, Allmendinger has the opportunity to request within the next 72 hours that his “B” sample be tested.

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Jun 08

Drivers anticipating excitement Sunday at repaved Pocono

Fast laps surpassed during each test session

Pocono Raceway logoNASCAR logoSpeed – and plenty of it – was the buzz word at Pocono Raceway during the second of two days of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at the newly-paved 2.5-mile triangular-shaped track as teams prepare for Sunday’s Pocono 400 Presented by #NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Bond Auto to sponsor American-Canadian Tour Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

The Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational will be part of “The Magic Mile’s” short track Saturday Showdown during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend.

Bond Auto Parts logo NHMS LogoThey provide the parts that create a winning ride and now they’ll be there in victory lane no matter who wins the American-Canadian Tour race on Saturday, September 22.

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Feb 01

Riley Technologies DPG3 dominates Daytona with 8th consecutive win

Moves past Porsche record with consecutive chassis wins

Riley Technologies DPG3 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona Riley Technologies logoYou only get one chance to make a first impression, and the all-new Riley Technologies MK XXVI DPG3 nailed it this weekend by dominating the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Jan 29

Michael Shank Racing wins the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona

In his ninth try at winning North America’s most prestigious sports car race

Michael Shank Racing 2012 Daytona 24 WinRolex 24 At DaytonaTeam owner Michael Shank put his faith in a stock car driver. And that driver – A.J. Allmendinger – put in three grueling hours at the wheel of the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Ford/Riley Daytona Prototype to win the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Final hours of Rolex 24 heading toward DP battle

Between Shank and Ganassi Teams

Rolex 24 Hours Sunrise 2012-01-29Rolex 24 At DaytonaAfter 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Polesitting teams lead at halfway mark of exciting Rolex 24

Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race

Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours Mid-RaceRolex 24 At DaytonaAt the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

NASCAR’s ‘silly season’ takes crazy to higher level

Active offseason produces staggering 34 personnel moves across three series
 
NASCAR logo2011-02-20_0428Eleven years ago, the NASCAR race team then known as Roush Racing made an announcement of a sponsor change on its flagship No. 6 car. Valvoline was leaving, and the Roush organization had struck a megabucks deal with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to advertise a certain little blue pill on the hood of its vehicle beginning the following season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

GRAND-AM: Tracy joins Doran for Rolex 24

Open-wheel star rounds out lineup in team’s No. 77 Doran Dallara-Ford

2011-07-08I - Toronto Indy - Friday 233Rolex 24 at Daytona 2012 logoOpen-wheel superstar Paul Tracy has joined the list of luminaries set to compete in the most anticipated road race in North American sports car history, the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Day 1 Roar Before The Rolex 24

Allmendinger ready to run for Rolex again with Shank Racing

Daytona International Speedway AJ Allmendinger DallaraThe Roar Before The Rolex 24, the three-day test session for the historic 50th  Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29, kicked off on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

Crew chiefs staying with driver a thing of the past

Just three current pairings have been together for more than 100 races

Tony Stewart - Darian GrubbNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesJake Elder got the nickname “Suitcase” for the sheer number of jobs he held during his tenure as a NASCAR crew chief. In an era when drivers and crew chiefs stayed together season after season, Elder’s lengthy and varied resume was considered unusual. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Kyle Busch storms to first Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen (+result)

Andrew Ranger further back in 35th position

Kyle Bush Pole Awatd Watkins GlenAndrew Ranger inside Bully Hill Ford 32Kyle Busch showed the aces at Watkins Glen International that he has developed a mastery of the road courses, too. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ragan comes from nowhere for Brickyard pole (+result)

The roll continued for David Ragan on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

David Ragan Texas Samsung Mobile 500 poleBrick Yard 400 logoRagan’s qualifying lap at 182.994 mph (49.182 seconds) was fast enough to win the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, the 20th Sprint Cup race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Team USA to provide opportunities

The scholarship was founded in 1990

F2000 new logoF1600 F Championship logoThe highest placed American drivers under 20 years-old in both the F2000 Championship Series and the F1600 Formula F Championship Series prior to the conclusion of the season (following F2000 at Mosport and F1600 at Mid-Ohio) will be included among the list of candidates for prestigious Team USA Scholarships. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Busch springs to another victory at Richmond (+result)

 Just as surely as the azaleas bloom at Augusta National

Kyle Bush victoire RichmondNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesKyle Busch celebrates his birthday with a victory at Richmond International Raceway.  That has been the case for three years, at least, after Busch, who will turn 26 on Monday, won Saturday night’s Crown Royal Presents 400 at the .75-mile track. The victory was Busch’s second in the Sprint Cup Series this season and the 21st of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Kenseth sets Vegas mark in claiming pole (+grid)

Now that Matt Kenseth has broken one drought, he’ll look to snap another on Sunday

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesMatt-Kenseth-Phoenix-Ford-Speeding around Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a track-record 28.589 seconds (188.884 mph) on Friday, Kenseth knocked fellow Ford driver Marcos Ambrose off the pole for the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at the 1.5-mile track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Mike Curb relishes history at Daytona

He hopes to make more…

Mike Curb portraitMichael Shank Racing's No. 6 Ford-DallaraMichael McDowell, AJ Allmendinger and Justin Wilson will drive for Mike Curb at the Rolex 24 – partnering in Michael Shank Racing’s No. 6 Ford/Dallara. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Kahne takes pole in Ford 400

Patrick Carpentier failed to qualify posting the slowest time

Immediately after Kasey Kahne posted a lap good enough to win his first pole in the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, Denny Hamlin resigned himself to tempting fate in his quest for his first Sprint Cup Series title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Edwards’ record performance leads Phoenix field (+result)

Edwards covered the one-mile distance in 26.395 seconds (136.389 mph)

Carl Edwards won his third Coors Light Pole Award of the season Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, and A.J. Allmendinger put his car on the front row despite the adversity facing Richard Petty Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Replays, scoring loops show win goes to Bowyer (+result)

Harvick second as it took several minutes to determine winner after last-lap crash

In a typical wild ending at Talladega Superspeedway, Clint Bowyer edged teammate Kevin Harvick for the victory Sunday, but all three contenders stayed neck-and-neck in the frantic race for the Sprint Cup Series championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Johnson bests Allmendinger for Dover pole

Martin’s third-place time disallowed after failing post-qualifying inspection

The best medicine for a bad run is a victory the next time out, and Jimmie Johnson took the first step in that direction Friday at Dover International Speedway. With a lap at 155.736 mph (23.116 seconds), Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Cup Series race at the Monster Mile, edging A.J. Allmendinger (155.642 mph) for the top starting spot. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Edwards continues strong run with Richmond pole (+results both Series)

For a man who didn’t believe in momentum
In Nationwide: Harvick held off Keselowski to win at Richmond

Carl Edwards continued to build toward the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a pole-winning run Friday at Richmond International Raceway. Edwards will start from the top spot in Saturday’s Air Guard 400, the final race before the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With a lap at 127.762 mph (21.133 seconds), Edwards edged Juan Montoya (127.455 mph) in winning his first pole at the three-quarters-mile short track. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Allmendinger earns first career Cup pole in Phoenix (+result)

Speed, Hornish Jr. complete unlikely top-three in quals

A.J. Allmendinger described his first Cup Series pole as “a small victory” — with the fervent hope that it leads to something bigger, as in a race win. Allmendinger led a quartet of former open-wheel stars in Friday’s qualifying session for Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Wilson, Chip Ganassi Racing lead the Rolex 24 at Daytona at halfway mark

Team’s No. 02 suffers midnight fate; Van Overbeek leads in GT

 They say that nothing good happens after midnight. For several competitors in the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, that statement summed up much of their race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Grand-Am announces special show highlighing Rolex 24 at Daytona

2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge TV schedule

Eight of 10 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Races to be aired this season. How do drivers and teams prepare to compete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona? Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

The Roar Before The Rolex 24 wraps up

At Daytona International Speedway

The three-day Roar Before The Rolex 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway, the major tune up for GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Sports Car Challenge teams for the Rolex 24 weekend, wrapped up on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Second day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24

Driver announcements, winter wonderland highlight

The second day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway brought more star-studded team announcements for the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona as well as an odd site In Florida – snow. Read the rest of this entry »

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