Star Meets Star
No matter where he went or what he did, AJ couldn’t shake the spotlight at Infineon Raceway. He is, after all, the energetic and spirited driver of the No. 84. While Red Bull Racing couldn’t entertain its fans on Infineon’s road course, AJ gave his own show during “Trackside.”
Before qualifying, AJ’s presence was felt on the Speed TV stage. He danced for the crowd as loads of supportive AJ signs waved in the background. And AJ got to meet one of his favorite sports heroes — Jerry Rice, a “Trackside” guest and arguably the National Football League’s greatest receiver who won three rings with the San Francisco 49ers. AJ is from Los Gatos, Calif., which isn’t far from where Jerry played at old Candlestick Park.
We’re on to New Hampshire next weekend. AJ made his first NASCAR start there and finished 13th in last fall’s Craftsman Truck Series race.