AJ Allmendinger
AJ Allmendinger
Michael Shank Racing
Michael Shank Racing
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for AJ Allmendinger in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Third in B&L Transport 170
XFINITY Series
August 10, 2019
Allmendinger finished third in the B&L Transport 170 Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday afternoon.
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The NASCAR veteran returned to the wheel this week at Mid-Ohio for Kaulig Racing. This time Allmendinger got the finish he deserved in the B&L Transport 170. He piloted the No. 10 Chevy Camaro among the Top 10 all afternoon long in this caution-filled road race. Allmendinger would avoid those pitfalls and last to the end to collect an impressive third-place finish. It was his first Top-5 finish in his third start for this team this season.
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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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Fails Post-Race Inspection
XFINITY Series
July 6, 2019
NASCAR competition officials disqualified the Kaulig Racing No. 10 Chevrolet in the early Saturday morning hours at Daytona International Speedway, throwing out Allmendinger's third-place finish in Friday's Xfinity Series event after the car failed post-race inspection, NASCAR.com reports.
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Leads Opening Xfinity Series Practice
XFINITY Series
July 4, 2019
Allmendinger was fastest in opening practice for the Circle K Firecracker 250 Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway Thursday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 194.902 mph.
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Multiple Xfinity Starts for Kaulig Racing
XFINITY Series
March 22, 2019
Kaulig Racing is proud to announce the addition of Allmendinger to their 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver line-up. Allmendinger, who has spent the past 13 years driving in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will slide behind the wheel of the No. 10 Chevrolet for multiple races, NASCAR.com reports.
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Confirmed for NBC IMSA Coverage
IMSA
December 20, 2018
NBC Sports Group announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Allmendinger, who will join the network's motorsports coverage beginning in January, sportscar365.com reports.
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Returning to MSR for Rolex 24
IMSA
December 14, 2018
Preparing for its 16th season of IMSA competition, Meyer Shank Racing will have a two-car campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the GT-Daytona class with the Acura NSX GT3 Evo. Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher will pair for the full season effort in the No. 86 MSR Acura NSX GT3 Evo, with Justin Marks slotted for the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds along with the return of Allmendinger for the Rolex 24 At Daytona, michaelshankracing.com reports.
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