Race: CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega
Date/Time: Sunday, October 25th / 2:30 PM ET
TV/Radio: NBCSN / MRN / SIRIUSXM
AJ Allmendinger was waiting for the right moment to march towards the front with his No. 47 Kroger / BUSH’S Beans Chevrolet SS when his gear shifter broke off around lap 120 at Talladega Superspeedway. Repairs to the shifter caused Allmendinger to lose a few laps and finish in 36th-place of the 196-lap event on Sunday afternoon.
“I’m not sure when it broke during that run, but I went to come down pit road and went to grab for something that was not there,” Allmendinger said. "We had this happen a couple times last year where it kind of broke off halfway or three quarters of the way down and I could at least get my hand on something and grab a gear. It was just gone. It was just hanging there. So, we tried vise-grips and it wasn’t going to work. There was legitimately nothing to grab onto. We put a second one on and that one just fell off again.”
“We had a good car all day and we were just trying to hang back to stay out of trouble and take care of it so we could make a run later in the race,” crew chief Brian Burns said. “We were just trying to make sure we had something at the end and we just got bit by a gremlin. We will look closely into what happened to the gear shifter to find out how the problem originated.”
Career Starts: 259
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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Saturday, October 24th
10:45 AM to 11:15 AM NASCAR Youth Autograph Session in Hospitality Village behind the Birmingham Tower, outside the frontstretch
The first 100 children (12 and under only) to pick up a wristband at the main Guest Services Office located at OV Hill South Grandstand Section L will have the chance to get an autograph from each participating driver (limit one per child and time permitting). Wristband distribution will begin Friday when the grandstands open.
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