- Birth Date
- December 16, 1981
- Los Gatos, CA
- #16 Chevrolet Camero
- Crew Chief
- Chris Rice
- XFINITY Debut
AJ Allmendinger is a racing veteran who holds multiple victories among NASCAR’s top-tier series. In 2019, he joined Kaulig Racing to compete in select races for the organization’s part-time No. 10 Chevrolet. Allmendinger is scheduled to make his 400th NASCAR-career start with the team, a milestone that helps represent his successful career which began in 2006.
Allmendinger started his career in karts, winning two International Kart Federation Grand National championships – the Barber Dodge Pro Series championship in 2002 and the Champ Car Atlantic Championship in 2003.
In 2006, the California native shifted gears, making his first start in NASCAR’s top-tier series. Allmendinger earned the nickname “road-course ringer” in 2013 after winning at both Road America and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, his only NASCAR Xfinity Series starts that season.
Allmendinger’s lone NASCAR Cup Series win also came at a road course, Watkins Glen International, in 2014. He competed full-time in NASCAR’s premiere series through the 2018 season before accepting a role on the NBC Sports broadcast team, covering the International Motor Sports Association and NASCAR America.
Throughout his five races with Kaulig Racing in 2019, Allmendinger earned one pole, two top-five and two top-10 finishes, as well as, earning Kaulig Racing their second win of the season, this time at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL.
Allmendinger upped the ante for 2020 and has signed on for eight races with Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
When not behind the wheel or on camera, the California native enjoys golfing and being a cat dad to Mr. Tickles.