Race: Sylvania 300
Date/Time: Sunday, September 27th / 2 PM ET
TV/Radio: NBCSN / PRN / SIRIUSXM
New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "New Hampshire Motor Speedway is definitely one of my most favorite stops on the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit and it's cool to see fans fill that place up and watch the race," Allmendinger said. "We typically run well at Loudon (N.H.). So, it’s a track we look forward to going to each time. During the July race, we were able to stay out to lead some laps and almost get a top-10 out of it. We ended up 13th. Hopefully, we can improve upon that with our No. 47 BUSH’S Chili Beans Chevrolet SS.”
Second time around: “We’re going to try to build off of the first race there this season,” Allmendinger said. “We’ve got to qualify a little bit better, but overall I think it’s a place that I have always been pretty good at and so has the team in the past.”
Fine tune: “Heading into this weekend I’m going off the basis that we had a good run there the first race,” Allmendinger said. “We will be starting in the same direction we ended the first race. Overall, I thought the car was pretty good the course of the weekend. So, we will try to fine tune from there.”
Stability: “You know, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is definitely a place that you have got to get the car real stable as you hit the brakes and that’s really the first thing,” Allmendinger said. “If you can get the platform of the car good when you hit the brakes, it really allows the car to carry some speed into the corner. It’s just a place that I really like because you have got to drive it and kind of maneuver the corner - - work the corner different ways. Also, the track changes a lot as the rubber builds."
Good feeling: “I like the feel of the racetrack,” Allmendinger said. “It’s a place that I genuinely like. I’ve definitely got to use the brakes in certain ways to help get the car around the corner and just try to build some momentum. We’re focused on learning some stuff over the last nine races for next year. We’ve got to keep doing that. Hopefully, we go out there and have a good run. Last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway was not very good for us.”
Fan of New England: “I was able to visit Burlington, Vermont recently to promote the upcoming Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway,” Allmendinger said. “It was definitely a blast and I had never been to Vermont. It is a beautiful area. I mean New England, just in general, is a pretty beautiful place. It’s always fun to come up to this region because there’s so much to do whether you’re at the racetrack or away from it."
Perfect match BUSH’S Chili Beans and NHMS: “New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a really fun place to watch a race and spend time with family and friends,” Allmendinger said. “It’s that time of year where it’s starting to really cool off. It’s the perfect place to spice up your favorite chili recipes with some BUSH’S Chili Beans. We are running a brand new paint scheme this weekend and we think the fans will really like it.”
Favors track: “I really like New Hampshire Motor Speedway for several reasons, but I really like it because it is a flat track and a good track for us,” crew chief Brian Burns said. “It’s really fun in regards to you being able to mess around with the mechanics and vehicle geometry and there’s not so much focus on aero.”
Risk taker: “We have the opportunity to pretty much play a different kind of strategy than The Chase drivers,” Burns said. “They will be on the more conservative side, whereas, we can try a lot of different things and play fuel strategy. We can go all out and not worry about our positioning. We can be aggressive and take chances. They will not be able to take as many risks.”
Optimistic about weekend: “We’re taking the car we had at Martinsville (Speedway) that was planted in the top five until we had a mechanical failure,” Burns said. “It’s chassis 391. It is a car that showcased a really good performance until we ran into some problems. Loudon is a little similar to Martinsville. We expect to unload well for the race.”
Career Starts: 254
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: Brian Burns
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Friday, September 25th
6:15 PM Q&A at Speedway Children’s Charities Lobster Bake in NHMS hospitality area
Sunday, September 27th
JTG Daugherty Racing Meet & Greets