Event: Hellmann's 500
Date/Time: Sunday, October 23 / 2 PM ET
TV Network/Radio: NBCSN / MRN / SIRIUSXM
AJ Allmendinger and the JTG Daugherty Racing team earned their seventh top-10 finish of the season with a 10th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday afternoon.
“We earned a top-10 finish and the No. 47 Kroger/SCOTT Products Chevy still rolls," said Allmendinger who has one win, nine top-five and 45 top-10 career finishes. "So, that is probably our best superspeedway effort so far this year. When the race started, I just kind of rode in the back there and bided our time. When it was time to go, I got a good line on the bottom and it kind of got us back up to the lead pack there. From there, it was just trying to hold the guys off. I thought we were going to be pretty good there coming to the checkered flag and I think the No. 4 (Kevin Harvick) got kind of left out and lost all of his momentum. So, I had to check up just a little bit. It cost us a couple of spots, but it rolls and we got out of there with a top-10 finish.”
"To have breast cancer survivor and Kroger associate Linda O'Connell at Talladega and also to have so many different names on the car for breast cancer awareness was pretty special," Allmendinger said. "We would like to thank Kroger, SCOTT Products and all our partners for allowing us to turn our car pink."
"We had a good weekend with our No. 47 Kroger/SCOTT Products Chevrolet SS," crew chief Randall Burnett said. "We didn't qualify as good as we wanted to and we will work on that for Daytona (International Speedway) next year. We've got a lot of hard work to do over the winter to get our single car speed where it needs to be for superspeedways. We will get there. Overall, AJ did a good job and Coleman (Pressley) did a good job helping AJ get in the right lines. We had a good restart there at the end and caught a break. We got back up in there and AJ did a good job hanging on the bottom and pushing his way through there. We were able to play defense the rest of the time. We got checked there a little bit coming to the checkered flag and ended up 10th. That's two top-10s in a row for us. We'll go to Martinsville (Speedway) where we finished second earlier this year and take the same car. We have some new ideas for that. We'll push forward and hopefully finish the year strong."
Do you have a question for AJ Allmendinger but haven't made it to a race to ask him in person?
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AJ joins the Scott® Brand and MRN Radio personality Kyle Ricky as they host a LIVE Facebook chat on the Scott Products Facebook page Friday at 12:45pm ET.
Career Starts: 295
Pole Awards: 4
First Start: 3/25/2007 Bristol
First Pole: 4/10/2010 Phoenix
Last Pole: 8/8/15 Watkins Glen
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: Randall Burnett
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JTG DAUGHERTY RACING APPEARANCES:
Friday, October 21st
9:20 AM to 9:30 AM NASCAR Appearance
12:45 PM ET SCOTT Products Facebook Live with AJ and Kyle Rickey
Sunday, October 23rd
9:40 AM to 9:55 AM Freightliner Meet & Greets
JTG Daugherty Racing Meet & Greets