NO. 47 FRY'S CLICKLIST CHEVROLET SS
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY PREVIEW
Race: Camping World 500
Date/Time: Sunday, March 19th / 3:30 PM ET
TV Network/Radio: FOX / MRN Radio / SIRIUSXM
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Phoenix International Raceway: "Phoenix is a flat track, but the corners are different," Allmendinger said. "Turns 1 and 2 are definitely different than when you go through 3 and 4. It’s a tough racetrack that's for sure.
One-of-a-kind: "We don’t go to any other place like it," Allmendinger said. "So, that is what makes it sort of unique. There are certain racetracks that you can kind of judge off of and say ‘Oh we run well here’ and it’s going to be like ‘this’ place, so that is the kind of set-up we are going to go to. At Phoenix, you don’t go to a lot of places like it and then on top of it, you kind of start the season there and you basically end the season there. Everything that you’ve done in a nine-month span changes so much. Even if you run well at the first race you don’t guarantee yourself that you are going to run well the second race. There's a lot that goes on during the season and it’s just unique because the races are so split apart and we just don’t go to really any racetracks like it.”
Fortunate to be able to test: “We were fortunate to be able to do a test at Phoenix,” Allmendinger said. “We learned some things. We have some work to do at Phoenix. That’s the place where over the last couple of years for whatever reason it's been challenging for us. I thought the test helped us though. As we have done a few races so far with this aero-package, it’s a lot different. A team like ours doesn’t get a lot of wind tunnel time or really any. We’ve got to almost start over. That’s what we are trying to figure out, this new aero-package and what the car wants. The more downforce you can get is always a good thing, but you've got to get the right balance to go with it and get the right package. That’s what our team is working on right now. Phoenix is another place we’ve got to go to work at.”
NASCAR Goes West: “I always enjoy the West Coast swing, somewhat coming home,” Allmendinger said. “The weather out here is pretty nice and I enjoy being out here. I'll take a little time for myself and hit the reset button from Vegas (Las Vegas Motor Speedway) maybe play some golf before I get into Phoenix."
Career Starts: 302
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