AJ Allmendinger worked his way into the top 25, then took advantage of a strong car and late-race chaos among the leaders to bring home a finish of 16th.
Juan Montoya didn’t fall back too far; by the time the checkered flag flew, the Colombian was in eighth, taking home his 14th top-rookie finish of the year.
0.579 – Jeff Gordon’s margin of victory over Clint Bowyer in the Bank of America 500.
Rookies in the Starting Lineup: Paul Menard (17th), David Reutimann (20th), AJ Allmendinger (30th), David Ragan (31st), Juan Pablo Montoya (36th) Unofficial Finishing Positions: Allmendinger (15th), Menard (22nd), Reutimann (29th), Montoya (37th), Ragan (40th) Rookie of the Race: Allmendinger. Allmendinger started just 30th for Saturday night’s race, but there was no need for Team Red Bull …
Making his first Cup start Jacques Villeneuve shocked the NASCAR world by turning in the sixth-fastest qualifying time, easily making the Talladega field.
Rookies in the Starting Lineup: David Ragan (18th), Juan Pablo Montoya (21st), Paul Menard (23rd), David Reutimann (25th) Unofficial Finishing Positions: Ragan (16th), Menard (27th), Montoya (28th), Reutimann (31st) Rookie of the Race: Ragan. In a race that offered multiple wrecks, wicked weather, hot tempers and an unusual finish, simply surviving the Lifelock 400 must have …
Juan Pablo Montoya tied this career-best starting position by placing his Donnie Wingo-prepared Dodge on the outside front row for the third time this season.
This week, here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.
After starting a dismal 33rd at Fontana, David Ragan slowly made his way into the top 10 by lap 104. The AAA team would experience a “yo-yo” type of night.
David Ragan continues to show steady improvement as he put in a solid top-20 performance at the super-fast Michigan.