NO. 47 RALPH'S CLICKLIST CHEVROLET AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY POST-RACE REPORT

AJ ALLMENDINGER
NO. 47 RALPHS CLICKLIST CHEVROLET SS
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY POST-RACE REPORT


 

Race: Auto Club 400
Date/Time: Sunday, March 26th / 3:30 PM ET
TV Network/Radio: FOX / MRN Radio / SIRIUSXM
Start:  24th
Finish: 17th

 

QUOTES:

AJ Allmendinger crossed the finish line 17th with his No. 47 Ralphs ClickList Chevrolet SS in the Auto Club 400 that ended with a NASCAR overtime finish at Auto Club Speedway Sunday afternoon. 


“We definitely started off really loose which, I kind of thought we might go into the race just trying to get on the other side of it," Allmendinger said. "I was still a little bit tight trying to roll the center, which is kind of where we have been struggling a little bit. The crew made good adjustments throughout the race. I thought we got the car better and it was kind of right in that area. I thought we maximized the speed of the car today and wish we would have had one less yellow (caution). I really thought I had made a good move and gotten clear of the next group behind me and thought maybe we would pick off a couple more.  It's just that wrong if you do, wrong if you don’t, kind of scenario.  We didn’t pit on the last caution even though we only had a lap and a half on tires. All the guys behind me for the most part had tires.  I knew my only shot was to get clear off of Turn 2 and I got pinned three-wide and from there all the guys with the new tires were kind of able to eat me alive.  

"I thought we were going to get a little bit better finish, but the West Coast swing has been really tough for us," Allmendinger continued.  "We have learned a lot.  I think we know where to work on it and hopefully we continue to get better.” 

 



FAST FACTS:
Career Starts:  304
Wins:  1
Top-fives:  10
Top-10s:  48
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