EVENT: Go Bowling 400
DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 7th, 7:30 PM ET
TV/RADIO: FS1 / MRN / SIRIUSXM
AJ Allmendinger and the No. 47 Dillons/Glad Chevrolet SS team finished eighth overcoming a flat right-rear tire in the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway Saturday night. Allmendinger is currently 15th in the driver points standings, only 38 points out of 10th.
“We were a little fortunate with an eighth-place finish and we kept digging,” Allmendinger said. “I caught the wall and we had the fender rubbing the tire. We thought we had it off of the tire, but it flattened the tire. The guys did a good job and we kind of got lucky with it cycling back around and we got back on the lead lap and then the yellow came out. Overall, it was just a hard-fought night to get a top-10 out of it from where we were yesterday and kind of where we ran throughout the course of the night. The guys had good pit stops. Everybody was good and we maximized the day and that’s what we can do. I’m proud of everybody on the Dillons/Glad Chevy team. We will just keep moving on.”
“We had a good finish tonight, a good run,” crew chief Randall Burnett said. “We kind of got out of our box this weekend and tried some different stuff. We struggled for some speed this weekend, but we believed in what we were doing and stuck in there. We had a good Dillons/Glad Chevy, but we still need to work on a little bit of speed. We bounced back good. We had a flat tire under green and that put us two laps down. Luckily, the cautions fell right for us and we ended up benefiting from it actually. Luck was on our side with that. We are glad we got a top-10 finish. It was a good points night for us. We will go on to Dover (International Speedway).”
“Good race teams rebound when adversity strikes,” JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Tad Geschickter said. “We had a little bit of trouble with a flat tire tonight. AJ and the crew did a heck of a job. The team kept adjusting on the No. 47 Dillons/Glad Chevrolet SS all night. I think a top-10 is a good reward for a hard-fought night.”
Career Starts: 274
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
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Thursday, May 5th
5:30pm-6:30 pm AJ Allmendinger signs autographs and interacts with fans at Dillons, 720 Eisenhower Road, Leavenworth, Kansas
Friday, May 6th
9:15 AM AJ Allmendinger and special guest media availability at Kansas Speedway media center