Monday, July 1, 2013

Kentucky Race Recap


Track: Kentucky Speedway
Event: Quaker State 400
Date: Sunday, June 30
Finish: 22nd
Start: 17th


AJ Allmendinger was scored in 22nd-place behind the wheel of the No. 47 SCOTT® Products Toyota Camry as the checkered flag dropped on the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway Sunday afternoon.

Allmendinger's highest position during the race was eighth place, but his path to a top 15 finish was derailed when he entered pit road under green flag conditions and a caution caught him while on pit road for routine service by the JTG Daugherty Racing pit crew pinning him one lap down. Allmendinger did get his lap back moments later, but he ran out of laps to regain positions lost.

There were 11 lead changes among 6 drivers with Matt Kenseth earning the grand prize. There were also 10 caution flags for 42 laps and the race was red-flagged at Lap 49.


"Today, we ran inside the top 10 and we are making some progress," AJ Allmendinger said.

“For me, obviously you try to go out there and have the best finish possible," Allmendinger continued. "All I can do is give my best feedback and come in here and say, ‘Okay, this is what I think.’ Maybe it’s the same as what Bobby (Labonte) thinks, or maybe it’s different. It might be different than what Jimmie Johnson would feel. I'm going to give all the feedback that I can, the good, the bad, what I feel is positive and what I feel like we need to work on as a race team in general. Hopefully for me, that’s what helps the race team get better no matter who is in the car.”

“Practice was a little bit of a struggle on Friday and we need to start off better going into the race weekend," Allmendinger added. "There was some good about it, but just like anything, we will keep learning together. I feel like the good thing about this race team is there’s a lot of good about it. There are a lot of pieces in here that can make this a good race team. When you first start working together, it’s not that easy. I think at least in general, we’re making progress and I hope that everything I’m feeding back to them is helping the team as a whole.”

Credit - JTG Daugherty Racing