Race: Bojangles' Southern 500
Date/Time: Sunday, September 6th / 7 PM ET
TV/Radio: NBC / MRN / SIRIUSXM
AJ Allmendinger and the JTG Daugherty Racing team completed all 367 laps to finish 23rd in the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway Sunday night with the No. 47 Kroger/House-Autry Chevrolet SS that was tight-handling the majority of the race.
"We really fought tight all night with our No. 47 Kroger/House-Autry Chevrolet SS,” Allmendinger said. “We just kind of got the front end of the car numb. It was weird. It felt like we would get a little closer on handling and then try to make the same adjustment and it would just get worse again. By the end there, it was like the run before that, it was tight and then I burned the rear tires off of it like I’ve never felt before. Then the last run it was just way, way, way tight again. We have just got to keep working on the front end of our cars. That’s the biggest thing right now. We tried to make the most of the night.”
“The crew fought hard all night long,” crew chief Brian Burns said. “We went down a lap early, but everyone gave a hundred percent and we got back on the lead lap. Then we had to play strategy all night long. There were guys like us that had to stay out when they didn’t want to. We needed to make sure we had enough tires at the end of the race. We didn’t get the finish we wanted.”
Career Starts: 252
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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Wednesday, September 2nd
AJ visits Burlington, VT for New Hampshire Motor Speedway media day
Sunday, September 6th
4:15 PM JTG Daugherty Racing Meet & Greets