NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CHEVROLET
DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY POST-RACE REPORT
Race: AAA 400 Drive for Autism
Date/Time: Sunday, June 4th / 1 PM ET
TV Network / Radio: FS1 / MRN / SIRIUSXM
Racing to the checkered flag and lobbying for a top 12 finish, AJ Allmendinger was collected in an accident when Ty Dillon spun on the backstretch and stacked everyone up. Allmendinger had to settle for an 18th-place finish and a severely damaged No. 47 Kroger ClickList Chevrolet SS in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
“It was a hard-fought day,” Allmendinger said. “We didn’t really have a great car in practice and we made some big changes going into the race and the car was better. It wasn’t very good for 25 laps on each run because we kind of kept going between being too loose or too tight. Then we found a happy medium there the last quarter of the race and the car was better on long runs.
“I thought it was actually not too bad on long runs and we could run top 10 times,” Allmendinger continued. “We just couldn’t go in the beginning. Fought hard. Thought we were going to have a pretty good finish. It was one of those restarts with two to go, guys on old tires in the front. I don’t know what happened in the wreck. I just know it was a big hit. I hated to finish like that. It killed the car. We were going to finish around 12th. Going in our goal was top 20 and I think we still finished that. So, like to not have finished like that, but we are making progress. Not as quick as we want, but we are making progress.”
Career Starts: 312
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: Ernie Cope