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INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY PREVIEW

19-07-2016 Hits:83 Pre-Race Reports Administrator - avatar Administrator

Event: Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard Date/Time: Sunday, July 24th 3 PM ET TV/Radio: NBCSN / SIRIUSXM / IMS Radio Network Quotes: Fun place:...

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Mayor Cook and Superintendent Grote Join…

19-07-2016 Hits:52 General News Administrator - avatar Administrator

MEDIA ADVISORY; Kroger, Mayor Cook and Superintendent Grote Join Maple Glen Elementary in Hosting NASCAR Driver AJ Allmendinger       WESTFIELD, IN – July 19th What:  Celebrity visit by NASCAR...

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FAMILY VLOGGERS ‘THAT REYES FAMILY’ VISI…

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***MEDIA ALERT*** FAMILY VLOGGERS ‘THAT REYES FAMILY’ VISIT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND AJ ALLMENDINGER AHEAD OF BRICKYARD 400 On Saturday, July 23, That Reyes Family and the...

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Michael Klein

Written by Administrator. Posted in Pit Crew

Name: Michael Klein
Pit Crew Position: Jackman/ Pit Crew Coach/Parts Manger
Birth Date: 05/28/79
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Family Wife Lee, Sons Austin and Grayson, Daughter Ava
Hobbies: Powerlifting, Motorcycle Riding, Late Model Racing

A 13 year veteran on NASCAR’s pit road, Michael Klein enters the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season not only as the Jackman on the No. 47 Sprint Cup Series team of AJ Allmendinger, but also as the team’s pit crew coach and parts department manager.

Klein’s interest in racing was sparked while racing at Rockford Speedway in Illinois growing up. After moving to North Carolina, he connected with Venturini Motorsports and had the opportunity to work for their ARCA team on his journey to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2004.

During his time on pit road, Klein has been a part of various NASCAR teams including Phoenix Racing, BAM Racing, and Roush Fenway Racing and has been a member of JTG Daugherty Racing since 2008. His most memorable moment as a pit crew member was his first win going to victory lane with Jamie McMurray on July 7, 2007 at Daytona International Speedway with Roush.

In addition to his duties with the team, Klein is a certified personal trainer, holds four national records in bench press, and is the 2011 and 2014 North American Bench Press National Champion.

Klein notes that the most enjoyable part of his position as a Jackman is the competitive atmosphere on pit road having the ability to mix athletics with racing.