Race: Cheez-It 355
Date/Time: Sunday, August 9th / 2 PM ET
TV/Radio: NBCSN / MRN RADIO / SIRIUSXM
Pole-sitter and defending race winner AJ Allmendinger finished 24th after losing power under caution at lap 50 ruining his shot at Victory Lane with his No. 47 Kroger/BUSH'S Beans Chevrolet SS at Watkins Glen International Sunday afternoon. Allmendinger, who had the Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap of the race, led laps 1-20 and 26 before running into a battery problem just past midway.
“The track was tricky today and I was fighting rear grip,” Allmendinger said. “We couldn’t get the grip in the rear that I was looking for in our No. 47 Kroger/BUSH'S Beans Chevrolet SS. We kind of changed the platform, which hurt the car. I was struggling on the second run. Then the third run, well the battery died, and when the battery died that obviously put us way behind. I thought the changes we made helped the car and I was trying to get my lap back. We did get the lap back and I was driving my butt off to get as much as I could and thought maybe we could get back to the top 10. Something happened there at the end and I don’t know if it was a fuel pump issue or what, but we had to pit for fuel.”
“A lot of teams had problems today and unfortunately we were one of them," crew chief Brian Burns said. "Under caution AJ was saving gas turning the car off and couldn’t get it to turn back on. We are still troubleshooting to find out exactly what it was. We changed the battery and it seemed like everything was good after that.”
Career Starts: 249
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, August 7th
9:45 AM NASCAR Media Availability at Watkins Glen International Media Center
Sunday, August 9th
JTG Daugherty Racing sponsor meet and greets