NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CHEVROLET SS, MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY POST-RACE REPORT


AJ ALLMENDINGER
NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CHEVROLET
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Race: FireKeepers Casino 400
Date/Time: Sunday, June 18th / 3 PM ET
TV Network / Radio: FS1 / MRN / SIRIUSXM
Start:  25th
Finish: 18th

QUOTES:

After a battery terminal issue on Friday during qualifying and an accident in practice on Saturday due to a blown tire, AJ Allmendinger finished in 18th-place at Michigan International Speedway in a backup car that he had no laps on it prior to the race on Sunday.

“We made the most of it for sure," Allmendinger said. "My guys did a good job to get the No. 47 Kroger ClickList Chevy built and out on the racetrack.  Actually, the car wasn’t too bad. We were just fighting a little bit too loose in the corners.  I would get in clean air and the car wasn’t too bad. We were hurting down the straightaways. So, it was tough to pass cars. 

"As a group (Richard Childress Racing alliance), we were all racing each other," Allmendinger continued. "I thought we maximized the day to get a top-20 finish out of it.  I thought maybe I could get a top-15 finish on the restart. The pit crew did a good job and Ernie (Cope) and all the guys just making calls to maximize our day. That is what we had to do. We know we've got a lot of work to do and we'll keep after it. We'll turn our focus to Sonoma Raceway, which is a place I love.” 

 



FAST FACTS:
Career Starts:  314
Wins:  1
Top-fives:  10
Top-10s:  49
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:  Ernie Cope