- A. J. Allmendinger
Name = Anthony James Allmendinger
Birthdate = birth date and age|1981|16|12
Los Gatos, California
Achievements = 2-time IKF Champion
Barber Dodge Pro SeriesChampion
Champ Car AtlanticChampion
Awards = 2004
Champ Car World SeriesRookie of the Year
Cup_Car_Team = #00 -
Michael Waltrip Racing
Gillett Evernham Motorsports
Prev_Cup_Year = 2007
Best_Cup_Pos = 43rd - 2007 (Nextel Cup Series)
First_Cup_Race = 2007
Food City 500(Bristol)
Cup_Top_Tens = 3
Prev_Busch_Year = 2007
Best_Truck_Pos = 59th - 2007 (Busch Series)
First_Busch_Race = 2007
Camping World 300(California)
Last_Busch_Race = 2007
Prev_Truck_Year = 2007
Best_Truck_Pos = 34th - 2007 (Craftsman Truck Series)
First_Truck_Race = 2006
Sylvania 200(New Hampshire)
Last_Truck_Race = 2008
San Bernardino County 200(Auto Club)
Truck_Top_Tens = 3
May 13, 2008
Anthony James Allmendinger (born
December 16, 1981, in Los Gatos, California) attended Leigh High Schooland is an American racecar driverwho is a free agent. He formerly drove the #84 Red Bull Toyota Camryfor Red Bull Racing Team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
He started his career in karts. He won two
International Karting FederationGrand National championships. [http://www.champcarworldseries.com/Drivers/Driver.asp?ID=319 Allmendinger's Champ car profile] ]
Allmendinger won the
Barber Dodge Pro Serieschampionship in 2002, and the Champ Car Atlantic Championshipin 2003 with Carl Russo's RuSportteam.
In 2004 they entered the
Champ Car World Series, with Michel Jourdain Jr.joining Allmendinger. He generally outperformed the experienced Mexican, scoring a run of 6 top-6 finishes towards the end of the season, winning the Roshfrans Rookie-of-the-Year award ahead of Justin Wilson. Wilson joined the team for 2005, and both drivers have been in regular contention for podium finishes.
June 9, 2006, RuSportannounced that Allmendinger would be replaced by 2002 CARTchampion Cristiano da Matta. However, he did not remain unemployed long, as Forsythe Championship Racinghired him on June 14, 2006. In the interim, he became engaged to Lynne Kushnirenko, a Canadian model and chiropractor.
June 18, 2006, Allmendinger won the Grand Prix of Portland in his first race with Forsythe Championship Racing. Allmendinger became the first American to win a Champ Car World Seriesevent since Ryan Hunter-Reaywon at The Milwaukee Milein 2004.
June 25, 2006, Allmendinger won the Grand Prix of Clevelandfrom the pole in a hectic race that saw two-time CART champ and points leader Sébastien Bourdais, teammate Paul Tracy, former teammate Justin Wilson, Dan Clarkeand former seatholder Mario Dominguezeliminated during the race.
He continued his winning streak by winning his third consecutive race at the
Grand Prix of Torontoon July 9, 2006. He started second after Wilson bested Allmendinger's time in the last lap of the event's final qualifying session. The victory moved Allmendinger into second place in the CCWS championship standings, behind leader Bourdais.
He chalked up his fourth and fifth wins of the season at Denver and
Road America. He left Champ Car to accept a lucrative offer from NASCAR Team Red Bull.
Champ Car driver
Name = A.J. Allmendinger
Nationality = flagicon|USA American
Car number = -
Team = -
Races = 39
Championships = 0
Wins = 5
Podiums = 14
Poles = 2
First race = 2004 Grand Prix of Long Beach
First win =
2006 Grand Prix of Portland
Last race =
2006 Lexmark Indy 300
Allmendinger made his
NASCARdebut in the Craftsman Truck Seriesdriving for Bill Davis Racingat New Hampshire International Speedwayon September 16 2006[ [http://www.speedtv.com/articles/auto/nascar/32253/ SPEEDtv.com - The Online Motorsports Authority | Craftsman Trucks | TRUCKS: Allmendinger Signs Two-Race Deal | by RACER staff | The latest NASCAR headlines | Johnson, Kenseth, Martin, Stewart, Kahne, Earnhardt, Burton, Harvick, Hamlin, Busch, Gordon, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Mears, Bowyer, Newman, Jarrett, Sadler, Riggs, Vickers, Waltrip, Labonte, Truex, Nemechek, Petty ] ] [http://racing-reference.info/driver?id=allmea.01 NASCAR results at Racing-reference.info] ] . He crashed his primary truck in qualifying but started the race 32nd and finished on the lead lap in 13th. He also competed at Talladega Superspeedwayin October with a finish of 5th. In his 3rd career truck series start, he qualified in 2nd place at Atlanta.
It was announced on
October 24, 2006that Allmendinger would drive the NEXTEL Cup #84 Team Red Bull Toyota Camryin 2007.
Allmendinger attempted his first
NASCAR Nextel Cup Seriesevent at Atlanta in October 2006 driving the Team Red Bullentry, however, due to qualifying being rained out, a lack of owner's points prevented Allmendinger from making the race. He also attempted to make the race at Texas Motor Speedway, failing to qualify again, however.
Allmendinger failed to qualify for the 2007 Daytona 500 after a crash in the first
Gatorade Duelrace. He also failed to qualify for the California, Las Vegas, and Atlanta races. Allmendinger finished 40th his first Nextel Cup start at the Food City 500at Bristol, and as the season progressed, Allmendinger made a handful of races, predominantly in the " Car of Tomorrow". To assist him in the transition to stock cars, he participated in selected Craftsman Truck Seriesraces for Toyota for the Darrell Waltrip Motorsportsorganization and the #42 Chip Ganassi Dodge in the Busch Series.
Allmendinger failed to qualify for the 2008 Daytona 500. After three failures to qualify in 3 attempts, he was replaced by veteran driver Mike Skinner on a temporary basis. Allmendinger returned to the Cup series at Talladega. On
May 17, 2008, he won the Sprint Showdown at Lowe's Motor Speedwayduring NASCAR's annual All-Star weekend. The win qualified Allmendinger for the Sprint All-Star Race later that evening, where he finished 17th.
During the Sprint Showdown he was referred to by
Elliot Sadleras "Whatever his name is!"
Due to Allmendinger's 11th place finish at Watkins Glen, for the first time in his career, he had a guaranteed starting spot for the next race, but he fell out of the top 35 in owner's points again after the race at
Michigan International Speedway. He later left California 31st in owner's points, giving him a guaranteed start at Richmond. After New Hampshire, a crash left him 36th in points. He left Dover 34th in owner's points. A.J. had his best career finsh at Kansas Speedwaycoming in 9th. He was released from team two days later.
NASCAR Sprint Cup results
() (Races in bold indicate pole position)
NAME=Allmendinger, A. J.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Allmendinger, A. J.
DATE OF BIRTH=
16 December 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH=
Los Gatos, California
DATE OF DEATH=
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