Race: Irwin Tools Night Race
Date/Time: Saturday, August 22nd / 7:30 PM ET
TV/Radio: NBCSN / PRN / SIRIUSXM
An early race accident at lap 145 of 500 setback AJ Allmendinger and the JTG Daugherty Racing team as they went on to finish in 26th-place with a tight-handling No. 47 BUSH’S Grillin’ Beans Chevrolet SS Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Everybody was fighting really hard and around lap 145 a car got into the left side of me and spun me around and we lost a lap there,” Allmendinger said. “In the end, that put us behind and trying to get our laps back - - staying out and stuff like that. We were so massively tight the first 250 laps, but we made some progress to make it better. We still have got a lot of work to do. We’ll spend this off week and figure it out. A positive is that we communicated really well and tried to do everything right.”
“It’s unfortunate we got wrecked through no fault of our own and that pretty much
had us two laps down at that point,” crew chief Brian Burns said. “Anything we tried to do to get laps back with waving around, luck just didn’t fall our way - - the cautions never came like we needed. We received a lot of good feedback from AJ after the race and have some pretty good ideas to try at Darlington Raceway in a couple weeks. There’s a whole day of practice. We’ll be aggressive and try to fix some of these issues he’s talking about.”
Career Starts: 251
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 21st
10:15 AM NASCAR Media Availability/Sponsor News in Bristol Motor Speedway media center
Sunday, August 23rd
4:30 PM JTG Daugherty Racing Meet & Greets