Event: Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts
Date/Time: Saturday, July 9th / 7:30 PM ET
TV/Radio: NBCSN / PRN / SIRIUSXM
It was a tough night for AJ Allmendinger who was involved in two accidents with his No. 47 Kroger/Clorox Chevrolet SS at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night before being credited with a 36-place finish. He was treated and released from the infield care center twice.
“I don’t know if it blew a tire or if something broke in the car," said Allmendinger about the accident that ultimately ended his night. "Everything kind of happened at once. Unfortunately, it was right on the bottom of the racetrack on the tri-oval and it went straight to the fence. I didn’t get my hand off the steering wheel. I got it (left-hand thumb) jammed in the steering wheel pretty bad - - the way I hold the steering wheel. It just slammed in and caught the steering wheel. I have a splint around my thumb. It hurt a little bit. Fortunately, it moved around enough I don’t think anything is broken in there, but I’ll get it X-rayed to see what we got. I’m not sure. A lot of hurt ego right now more than my thumb hurts.”
“Just a lot of crashing," said Allmendinger about the multi-car accident he was collected in at Lap 94 that caused substantial damages to his No. 47 Kroger/Clorox Chevrolet SS. "I won’t say we deserved it, but we put ourselves back there. We weren’t very good, but Randall Burnett (crew chief) and everybody were trying to figure it out. I thought we had a really good test here. They changed the tire and we didn’t figure the tire out as good as other guys did. It’s disappointing because this is Kroger’s backyard and we have Clorox on the car and all our partners. It was a tough night."
Career Starts: 281
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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AJ Allmendinger Sponsor Appearances:
Wednesday, July 6th
5 PM to 6:30 PM Kroger Store Appearance, 7855 Tylersville Road, West Chester, Ohio
Saturday, July 9th
Kroger Sponsor Meet & Greets / Q&A
Freightliner Sponsor Meet & Greets / Q&A