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AJ Allmendinger Tops Daytona Xfinity Practice In First NASCAR Action Of 2019

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AJ Allmendinger was looking to shake off the rust Thursday (July 4) after seven months away from NASCAR. Turns out there wasn’t much rust to shake off. Allmendinger posted a blistering one-lap speed of 194.902 mph at Daytona International Speedway, leading the way after first practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Circle K Firecracker 250. …

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AJ Allmendinger Joins Kaulig Racing for Multiple Xfinity Events

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

After a brief absence, AJ Allmendinger is returning to NASCAR competition. The Los Gatos, Calif. driver will pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing in select events throughout the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series calendar, the team announced Thursday (March 21). After leaving the driver’s seat as a full-time driver following the conclusion of the …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 17 Update: The Rain is Here

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the second third of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Fernando Alonso came into his own.  The forecast rain showed up at the track around 5 a.m. and instantly caused problems.  Mazda Team Joest’s remaining RT24-P was trying to get back on the lead lap when the fuel issues cropped up again.  The car was …

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Entry List: Rolex 24 at Daytona

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The official entry list is out for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s biggest race of the year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  As in the Roar Before the 24 a couple of weeks ago, 47 teams will take to the track.  Despite that, there have been some changes. The DPi class is unchanged.  11 DPis …

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NBC Sports Announces IMSA Broadcast Booth for 2019 Season

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NBC Sports revealed their broadcast booth lineup for the 2019 IMSA season Thursday night (Jan. 3).  Leigh Diffey will serve as the play-by-play commentator for IMSA races in addition to his work on INDYCAR broadcasts.  He will be joined by Calvin Fish, the sole booth holdover from last year’s coverage with FOX Sports.  Finally, as …

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Meyer Shank Racing Unveils 2019 Lineup for No. 86 Acura

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Meyer Shank Racing revealed the driver lineup for their No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 Evo Tuesday morning (Dec. 11) that will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.  It is a collection of returning drivers in new roles. Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher will share the Acura full-time and race for …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: AJ Allmendinger

Photo: Danny Peters

If you followed Frontstretch‘s The Underdog House throughout the 2018 season, you would have seen AJ Allmendinger mentioned a time or two. After all, he topped the charts as our Underdog of the Race more times than any other driver. To be exact, the driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet won the position 11 …

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The Underdog House: Wrapping Up NASCAR’s Small Teams For 2018

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Think Small If there is a lesson to be learned from the 2018 season and the underdog teams, it’s that the right combination of team and driver is everything. Perhaps the biggest example is one of a small-team driver moving into fully-funded equipment and flourishing, as Aric Almirola has when he moved from Richard Petty …

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AJ Allmendinger Ends 2018 With 19th-Place Finish, Complete Unknown Future

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For AJ Allmendinger, Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 was always going to be a sad affair. It marked his final race in the No. 47 Kroger Chevrolet for JTG-Daugherty Racing.  It also could mark the last race of Allmendinger’s career, period. After the race, he stated that he has absolutely nothing booked for the 2019 season …

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NASCAR 101: Final Goodbyes

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The end of a season always brings change. When the year comes to a close, several relationships, careers and streaks end as well. This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be no different. We will say goodbye to a countless number of drivers, crew chiefs, teams and sponsors. Some of them, we may never see again, …

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