AJ Allmendinger drives the No. 44 Berlin City Auto Group Dodge this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 27-year-old Californian comes to New England after a seventh-place finish at Infineon Raceway last week. It marked Allmendinger’s third top-10 finish of the season. Richard Petty Motorsports placed three cars in the top 10 including race winner Kasey Kahne and 10th-place finisher Elliott Sadler.
INFINEON— “Obviously, whenever you run well you feel better and I think all of us at Richard Petty Motorsports are pretty happy this week. Not only did we win the race with Kasey, but Elliott and I got top 10 finishes after being a lap down during the race. That’s incredible, especially on a road course. Our people in this organization are warriors. They fight like heck whenever challenged and we have had our share of challenges this season. I hope we can get some more good runs like we had Sunday.”
NEW HAMPSHIRE— “The double file restarts are making all of the restarts pretty exciting this season. Wait ‘til it gets late in the race on Sunday. They were fun Sunday at Infineon and I think they will be even crazier this weekend.”
PAINT SCHEME THIS WEEKEND— “Our owner George Gillett also owns the Berlin City Auto group and they tell me Dave Dion used to be sponsored by Berlin City Auto Group with an orange paint scheme that you could spot anywhere on the track. We are running a version of that paint scheme this weekend. I think all the long time racing fans in New England will know what I’m talking about. I’m sure that will bring back memories. Berlin City was on the pole for this race last year so hopefully we’ll give them something as exciting this year.”
* Allmendinger will sign autographs at his merchandise hauler at 9:50 a.m. at NHMS.
* Allmendinger’s 61st start in Sprint Cup. He will drive chassis 268 this weekend.
* The Berlin City Auto Group with dealerships throughout New England, specializes in the sales, service and parts for automotive manufacturers and pre-owned vehicles.
Credit: Richard Petty Motorsports PR