AJ Allmendinger
AJ Allmendinger
Kaulig Racing
Kaulig Racing
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Matt Kaulig has announced that Allmendinger will pilot the team's part-time car in the season-opener at Daytona. It's also likely that the veteran driver will get a handful of starts with this team throughout the year. Last season he made five starts with Kaulig Racing and hauled in a big victory at the Charlotte Roval and a Top-5 finish at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course. As always, Allmendinger is a very talented and dangerous road course performer in stock cars. That success and appeal will likely earn him some more road course efforts with this team in 2020. Read Past Outlooks
Leads Opening Xfinity Practice
XFINITY Series
July 3, 2020
Allmendinger was fastest in opening practice for the Pennzoil 150 Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 97.392 mph.
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It was little surprise to see the Kaulig Racing veteran top the scoring pylon after first practice on the Indy road course. Allmendinger has world class road racing skills. He beat out Austin Cindric to turn the fastest lap of the hour-long session. Allmendinger will be a top contender to win Saturday's Pennzoil 150.
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DFS NASCAR Xfinity: Unhinged 300
48 days ago
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55 days ago
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NASCAR Draft Kit: 2020 Xfinity Rankings
201 days ago
Mark Taylor ranks the Xfinity Series drivers for the 2020 season. Does Justin Allgaier have what it takes to grab the top spot?
DraftKings NASCAR:  Go Bowling at the Glen
August 4, 2019
Chase Elliott won last year’s Watkins Glen race and is second on C.J. Radune’s Higher Risk Line-Up.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Last season was a bit of a down campaign for Allmendinger and his JTG Daugherty Racing team. The veteran driver only nabbed five Top-10 finishes and finished a four-season low of 27th in the final driver standings. Part of those struggles could be attributed to JTG growing into a second team (Chris Buescher), so a rebound of sorts should be in store for 2018. Allmendinger enters his 12th season of competition this season and he's crossed the 300+ starts plateau. The No. 47 team returns completely unchanged with the same sponsorship lineup. Crew chief Tristan Smith should help Allmendinger climb back to better performance levels in the upcoming season. He's capable of nearly doubling last season's Top 10 totals and lowering his average finish by almost four or five spots. The potential to improve is unquestionable.
Last season was a rebound performance for the driver of the No. 47 Chevrolet. Allmendinger posted two Top-5 and nine Top-10 finishes en route to a respectable 19th-place finish in the driver points. The journeyman driver failed to make the Chase, but his 17.8 average finish across the season was approaching a career-best mark. As normal, the road courses and the cookie cutter ovals were his best tracks. Allmendinger will look to make more strides in 2017. The JTG Daugherty Racing team will expand to a second team this season, so Allmendinger is now the lead driver for this two-team stable. He'll have the goal of winning a race (possibly one of the road courses) and making a berth into the Chase for the Cup. Both are very attainable goals for this driver and team.
Last season was a bit of a letdown for Allmendinger and the No. 47 team. After winning a race and finishing inside the top 15 in points in 2014, the last season effort failed to measure up to those standard. Allmendinger scratched for just three top-10 finishes and a 22nd-place finish in the final driver standings. The problems seemed to be more from a lack of consistency than anything. With only three DNF's for the season, it wasn't the equipment that was the problem. Randall Burnett comes over from Chip Ganassi Racing and replaces Brian Burns as crew chief for the No. 47 team. The two will have to develop chemistry quickly and move into the 2016 season. Expecting another 2014 season from this driver and team is a bit much. More likely it will fall somewhere in between the '14-'15 level of performance.
After Allmendinger’s substance abuse suspension last summer and subsequent fall from grace with Penske Racing, the embattled driver is looking to rebuild his career in the upcoming season. Allmendinger has landed a role with Phoenix Racing in 2013. He will share driving duties for the No. 51 Chevrolet, although it looks like he could be in for a lot of seat time with this small race team. This is the same stable that saw Kurt Busch struggle tremendously throughout the 2012 season. Allmendinger has a lot of talent as his 15th-place points finish with Richard Petty Motorsports in 2011 showed. However, the stability of this team and situation are far from ideal. This journeyman driver could be in for a very long season.
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Starting at rear
XFINITY Series
June 20, 2020
Allmendinger will begin Saturday's Unhinged 300 at the back of the field after failing the prerace tech inspection three times, Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports reports.
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Wins the EchoPark 250
XFINITY Series
June 6, 2020
Allmendinger won the EchoPark 250 Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Eight Races for Kaulig
XFINITY Series
January 30, 2020
Kaulig Racing has announced the return of veteran driver Allmendinger for a total of eight races in the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Kaulig Racing PR reports.
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Daytona Start for Kaulig Racing
XFINITY Series
December 31, 2019
Talking on SiriusXM NASCAR Monday, Kaulig Racing president Chris Rice announced Allmendinger will return to the team for the season opening Xfinity race at Daytona, jayski.com reports.
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Wins Drive for the Cure 250
XFINITY Series
September 28, 2019
Allmendinger won the Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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