Track: Bristol Motor Speedway
Race: Food City 500
Date: Sunday, April 19th
Time: 1 PM ET
“I’m not sure what happened,” Allmendinger said. “We were running right outside the top 10 (13th) and all the sudden a couple of cars started wrecking around us - the No. 14 (Tony Stewart) and the No. 5 (Kasey Kahne) - and we just got collected."
“I was trying to survive,” Allmendinger continued. “The car wasn’t great, but we just kept fighting all night. The car was tight. We have to really work on our front ends. I did all I could. We stayed on the lead lap. Instead of finishing top-10 or top-15, our night ended abruptly with a handful of laps to go.”
"AJ did a phenomenal job tonight," crew chief Brian Burns said. "All night long we had a car that was worthy of being on the lead lap. We restarted 13th there on the last restart we had and it was one of his best runs starting out. From what I could see, I think the No. 14 and No. 5 cars got into a little altercation and we got collected up because of it. It was really unfortunate because we were going to pull off another top-10 tonight with our performance if we wouldn’t have had that happen to us."
Career Starts: 235
Pole Awards: 2
First Start: 3/25/2007 Bristol
First Pole: 4/10/2010 Phoenix
Last Pole: 4/22/2012 Kansas
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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Sunday, April 19th
10:15 to 10:29 AM Bristol Pit Road Party Zone Q&A
10:30 AM JTG Daugherty Racing Sponsor Meet & Greet