Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Event: Sylvania 300
Race Date / Time: Sunday, September 21st / 2 PM ET
TV / Radio: ESPN / PRN Radio / SiriusXM
AJ Allmendinger and the JTG Daugherty Racing team continue to fight the good fight and maximized their day with a 13th-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the No. 47 BUSH’S® Beans Chevrolet SS.
That finish advanced Allmendinger four spots to 10th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup driver points standings. Allmendinger now eyes Dover International Speedway as he attempts to clinch a playoff spot in the top-12 Contender Round.
"In this race at Loudon (New Hampshire Motor Speedway), we were awful when we started the race honestly,” Allmendinger said. “We really struggled. I was driving my butt off to keep us on the lead lap. We got lucky twice with the Lucky Dog. Then from there, we started making a couple of adjustments that seemed to help. I was just bad on the restarts and struggled. Then with about 100 to go, we got a little bit of track position. I got a good restart there. I could start on the outside and the car was pretty good. I got clear of everybody and thought at that point if we stayed green, we were going to be pretty good, but we had all those cautions. Every caution, I was on the inside and that just killed me. So, to come home 13th is pretty good because at about lap 150, I thought we were going to be 25th, but also had a point where I thought we would be seventh. It was a good points day. There were a lot of mistakes around us by other teams. I did everything I could. The guys fought hard. I'm proud of everybody on this BUSH'S® Beans Chevy. We are all digging hard. We are trying to be the little team that could."
“I’m proud of everyone on this team,” JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter said. “AJ drove the perfect race with the BUSH’S® Beans Chevrolet car we gave him. He kept being patient. He kept communicating. I think we made the car better as the race went on. The last 100 laps we had a really good race car. I’m really pleased with everyone’s efforts. We owe it to our sponsors to move forward and go to the next round of playoffs. The guys did what they had to do today to put us in position to do that."
TOP-16 DRIVER POINTS:
(1) Brad Keselowski 2,097
(2) Joey Logano 2,096
(3) Kevin Harvick 2,090
(4) Jimmie Johnson 2,080
(5) Kyle Busch 2,077
(6) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,077
(7) Jeff Gordon 2,070
(8) Matt Kenseth 2,057
(9) Carl Edwards 2,057
(10) AJ Allmendinger 2,056
(11) Kasey Kahne 2,055
(12) Ryan Newman 2,055
(13) Denny Hamlin 2,049
(14) Greg Biffle 2,049
(15) Kurt Busch 2,047
(16) Aric Almirola 2,045
Career Starts: 219
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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FAN OF THE WEEK:
Last week Mitch Miller submitted our favorite entry into the #47FanOfTheWeek contest and had his photo featured on AJ Allmendinger's Bush's Beans car at New Hampshire this past weekend.
Who wants to have their photo ride along on AJ Allmendinger’s #47 Hungry Jack car during the third Chase race at Dover Speedway next week?
Send us your best AJ/#47 photos and show us how much you support AJ and the JTG Daugherty Racing team as we race into the Chase for the Sprint Cup!
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Submit a photo showing your support of AJ and the #47 team to the @NASCAR47 Twitter page or JTG Daugherty Racing on Facebook and include the #DINGERNATION and #MYCHASENATION hashtags.