AJ ALLMENDINGER NO. 47 SCOTT® PRODUCTS TOYOTA CAMRY ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY PREVIEW

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Event: Advocare 500
Date: Sunday, September 1
TV/Radio: ESPN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

AJ Allmendinger at Atlanta Motor Speedway:

AJ Allmendinger is back behind the wheel of the No. 47 SCOTT Products Toyota Camry for JTG Daugherty Racing during the Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is his fourth race in the No. 47 car. In seven overall starts, the 31-year-old has two top-10 finishes at Atlanta Motor Speedway and his best finish at the track is sixth-place (3/7/10). Allmendinger's average start is 27.857 and his average finish is 14.429.

The last time out with JTG Daugherty Racing was at Watkins Glen International where he scored the team's best finish (10th-place) of the season.

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING QUOTES:

Team tested Atlanta: "It was good to be able to test Atlanta Motor Speedway a few weeks ago," AJ Allmendinger said. "We were not as fast as we would have liked to been. You always want to be faster, but we learned a lot that the team was trying to work towards. Overall, the test was really good with trying to understand what tire they will use. We know we need more speed and we are coming with a brand new race car. We know to be able to test at a track is so beneficial. It really showed at Watkins Glen International."

Testing benefits: "We tested with AJ at Atlanta Motor Speedway to learn the characteristics of the tire," crew chief Brian Burns said. "It helped us at Michigan International Speedway. When we tested Atlanta we worked on the front end package and took it to Michigan. We're looking forward to coming to Atlanta with it."

Aggressive track: "Atlanta Motor Speedway will be a good track for AJ because its high speed aggressiveness will play into his style," Burns said. "I think the new tire adds another twist. You don't have to push the limit of having failure because it allows you to run less camber, which means less risk of blowing a tire. Basically, it allows you to run less aggressive camber that is better on the tires and safer for the driver without sacrificing performance."

Taking it back to the old school: "I enjoy Atlanta because it's old school," Allmendinger said. "Atlanta's pavement is old and your always sliding around out there working the race car. It will be the same. It has so many grooves and the tires go away quick and you are searching for your line. It is fast when it comes to outright speed. It is a place where you try not to abuse your tires and where you see sideways race cars."

Building relationships: "I enjoy being around the guys at JTG Daugherty Racing because they are fun to be around," Allmendinger said. "I've had a great time bonding with them. It is important to build good relationships. Being a single-car team, they don't have a lot of test days. So, we are gathering as many notes as we can to try to narrow down the gap of what we have to work on."


Career Starts: 185
Top-fives: 5
Top-10s: 29
First Start: 3/25/2007 Bristol
First Pole: 4/10/2010 Phoenix
Last Start: 6/16/2013 Michigan
Last Pole: 4/22/2012 Kansas
Best Start: 1 4/10/2010 Phoenix
Best Finish: 2 4/1/2012 Martinsville
Driver DOB: 12/16/1981
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Crew Chief: Brian Burns

 


LABOR DAY WEEKEND COOKOUT GUIDE:

Our partners at Kingsford and Bush's Beans have you covered this Labor Day Weekend with great grilling tips and recipes. GET OUTSIDE AND GRILL!
Celebrate a hard day's work and real American grilling this Labor Day! We've got tounge-teasing recipes that'll keep 'em coming back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths...


BRING ON THE BEANS! Get ready for the Gameday spread! Keep the menu simple with flavorful side dishes—like one of our nine varieties of Baked Beans. Pour the beans into a metal or ceramic pan or aluminum tray, then heat on the grill's side burners or raised rack.

 

 

TAILGATER OF THE WEEK:


Last weekend, at Bristol Motor Speedway Tom and Mary Stoll were awarded as our Tailgater of the week. Tom and Mary have been loading up their RV with a few friends and all the necessities for an elaborate tailgate setup and driving down from Little Valley, New York since 2000.

“We started coming when the Kulwicki towers opened” said Tom Stoll, “We probably shut down the whole East Coast making phone calls to lock down those tickets.”

They were drawn to Bristol Motor Speedway for the action-packed short track racing, but keep coming back because of the hospitality shown by the staff at BMS.

“One year we came down here while our house in New York was on the market” said Stoll. “We got a phone call from our realtor that someone wanted to make an offer right away. We had him fax the paper work to the offices in the speedway and the staff helped us get it all filled out, sent back, and finalized the sale from right here.”

The Stoll’s tailgate spot is one where many of the JTG Daugherty Racing sponsor’s products can be found, especially BUSH'S® Beans.

“We always have a few cans of BUSH'S Beans on race weekends," Stoll said. "We do not have a favorite necessarily. Any flavor that goes best with what we have on the grill is our favorite.”

Do you want to win an all expense paid trip and be the VIP guest of JTG Daugherty Racing at the big race in Las Vegas in 2014?

If you answered yes, then get out to the track and let us know where you are tailgating! Each race weekend during the Sprint Cup season JTG Daugherty Racing will be scouting the infields and campgrounds, looking for the best tailgaters at the track. The best, most enthusiastic tailgaters each race weekend will win a custom prize pack and become eligible for our “TAILGATER OF THE YEAR” competition.

You can let us know where you are tailgating by tweeting us your location. Throughout the weekend, leading up to the green flag, our team members, owners and maybe even Bobby Labonte himself will be patrolling the infield and campsites looking for the best tailgaters. So, fire up your grills with Kingsford® Charcoal, heat up a can of Bush’s® Grillin’ Beans and clean up your messes with Clorox® and Scott® Brand Products!

Simply follow us on Twitter @NASCAR47 , send us a tweet with your tailgate location and include the hash tag #TweetYourTailgate.