First Day of School
This new life that AJ Allmendinger leads all started last fall at New Hampshire. It was there that AJ, thinking NASCAR racing might further his career, strapped into a Craftsman Truck for Bill Davis Racing.
At first, he was wicked bad (that’s how they talk in New England), crashing his primary truck and starting 32nd. Then, he was wicked good, finishing 13th. In truck start No. 2, he ran fifth at Talladega, and doubters suddenly became believers. It turned out to be quite the career decision, because AJ did indeed make it to Nextel Cup with Red Bull Racing.
His teammate, Brian Vickers, has a few stories of his own that originate in New Hampshire. In the No. 25, BV stole a pole (June, 2005) and barely missed winning the September race last season, ending up fifth.
On the cartoon — Why is there a lobster driving our race car? Chalk it up to the big lobsterfest in Loudon every year.