Track: Bristol Motor Speedway
Event: Irwin Tools Night Race
Race Date / Time: Saturday, August 23rd / 7:30 PM ET
TV / Radio: ABC / PRN / SiriusXM
It was another solid effort for Chase driver AJ Allmendinger and the JTG Daugherty Racing team that walked away from Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night with a 14th-place finish and a No. 47 BUSH'S® Beans Chevrolet SS intact. Joey Logano won the IRWIN Tools Night Race, Brad Keselowski finished second, Matt Kenseth was third, Jimmie Johnson was fourth and Kurt Busch rounded out the top-five.
“It’s a really good night because I’m not really good here,” Allmendinger said. "At times, we had a top 10 BUSH'S® Beans Chevrolet SS and even at the end there when the car was terrible we were inside the top-15 with decent speeds and that’s what I wanted to at least do here. At times we were eighth, ninth or 10th like last week. So, I think we are making progress. I’m just happy to get out of here and be able to run 500 laps. I think the team was a little bit better than me tonight. All in all, it’s the kind of momentum we need going into Chicagoland Speedway in a couple weeks to kick off the Chase.”
"This is not one of AJ’s favorite tracks with the way the track configuration is and having to run the top," crew chief Brian Burns said. "He did a great job tonight. He maintained his composure and kept the car relatively clean. A top-15 is a pretty good effort here. Coming out of here, without a wrecked race car is a pretty good deal. We feel like we have some momentum going into the next couple of weeks."
CHASE GRID OUTLOOK:
1.Jeff Gordon 845 (3 wins)
2.Dale Earnhardt Jr. 818 (3)
3.Brad Keselowski 776 (3)
4.Joey Logano 761 (3)
5.Jimmie Johnson 726 (3)
6.Kevin Harvick 721 (2)
7.Carl Edwards 716 (2)
8.Kyle Busch 629 (1)
9.Denny Hamlin 594 (1)
10.AJ Allmendinger 586 (1)
11.Kurt Busch 582 (1)
12.Aric Almirola 559 (1)
13.Matt Kenseth 751 (0)
14.Ryan Newman 710 (0)
15.Clint Bowyer 699 (0)
16.Greg Biffle 694 (0)
Career Starts: 215
Pole Awards: 2
First Start: 3/25/2007 Bristol
First Pole: 4/10/2010 Phoenix
Last Pole: 4/22/2012 Kansas
Best Start: 1 - 4/10/2010 Phoenix
Best Finish: 1 - 8/10/2014 Watkins Glen
Driver DOB: 12/16/1981
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Crew Chief: Brian Burns
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AJ'S WHEREABOUTS:Friday, August 22nd
9 AM NASCAR Media Availability in Bristol Motor Speedway media center
Saturday, August 23rd
12:15 PM Q&A on Bristol Fan Stage with Channel 5
4:40 to 4:55 PM Bristol Motor Speedway Hospitality Appearance
5 PM JTG Daugherty Racing Meet & Greets at Hauler