Thursday, August 30, 2007

AJ Scores More Seat Time

Laps are still what AJ Allmendinger is searching for. He found plenty of them in the Busch Series, landing a five-race deal to drive the No. 42 Dodge owned by Chip Ganassi Racing.

AJ will begin his Busch career with this weekend’s Camping World 300 at California Speedway. The 25-year-old also will compete in four other companion events. The No. 42, previously run by Juan Pablo Montoya to assist with driver development, will carry a Memorex paint scheme with Texaco/Havoline as the associate sponsor.

Brian will remain in the seat of the #10 Braun Toyota for this weekend's Busch race. Tune in to see both guys in action at 9:30 PM (EST) Saturday night on ESPN2.

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

YIPPEE!! This is exactly what he needs. The more experience he get the better he will become and be able to give better information to his team. We have already seen the difference in makes when he runs the truck first. Great Picture!!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

This is great for AJ and the 84 team. Definitly going to be fun watching him in the Busch race on Saturday night. Now, I'll have 3 drivers to cheer for. Good luck AJ and Brian!

WE BELIEVE!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck this weekend Brian and AJ! Definitly should make a difference for AJ getting more seat time.
We Believe in both of you!!!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will be cheering for you in the Busch AND the Cup race. Glad to see you get some more laps and seat time. You will do Great!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous David said...

This is excellent for BV, AJ and TRB as a whole. It'll be great to be able to root for both guys during both races. Go getem' boys!

4:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is just what should have been done since the beginning of the year. Hope AJ can transfer what he learns from a Dodge to the #84 Toyota easily, as well as learning from a winning crew chief.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Nathan said...

Look at the practice charts...the #45 and #70 are near the bottom. The #83 needs a good lap and Sunday we could knock off 100 or so points, if BV can get a solid top 10.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nathan you are a trip, i just love it. you just keep those numbers ticking.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Vickers qualifies 32nd and AJ qualifies 40th. Both looked awesome in practice (3rd and 4th fastest of the go or go home cars). Good luck guys!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

Great practice guys! Go get 'em in Qualifying! Great draws too! :D

WE BELIEVE!!!

1:24 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Busch Qualifying:

Brian goes out 32nd and AJ goes out 17th. Both are already in the show.

Plus, I saw the practice speeds for the Cup race. Wow! Awesome job boys. Can't wait for Quals.

Good luck! We Believe!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Did y'all just catch that interview with Elton Sawyer? I had no clue he use to drive in the Busch series.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Nathan said...

Good interview with AJ on SpeedTV a second ago...the highlights were mainly comments about the #42 Busch car...he says he likes it but the track never feels comfortable. He was also joking with the reporter...he's got a great sense of humor.

He and Brian lucked out with great qualifying draws. Let's hope for the best.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous S. Bourdias said...

Hey Dinger there is a certain seat opening up in CHAMP CAR with a big #1 on it. You will be racing every Sunday with that ride and winning. How bout that?

3:19 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Brian is the fastest of the go or go homers and has locked himself into the show. He is currently 11th, with 16 left to go.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

AJ locked himself into the race, and has knocked Scott Riggs out!

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seebass that series is weak- you can tell that by the series having to cancel the last race of the year and weak car count-- IRL is pulling ahead

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bourdias you better hope the "3 amigos" don't decide to grab their toys and play some where else, cause the series will be done then and then where will you be?

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Awesome job in qualifying Team Red Bull! To bad we had to listen to the dumbest annoucer in the world Jimmy Spencer.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Jimmy Spencer sounded excited about both our guys making the show!!!!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Aww, comparing making the race to the Daytona 500. Lynne looks so excited. I'm so happy for both teams right now. Running the Busch race is definitly going to help AJ in Cup. I got my wish! Both TRB cars in the show for Labor Day. Now, for my next wish...A WIN!!!

4:45 PM  
Blogger Kvnsm67 said...

OutStanding. Great job everyone. Always nice to see both cars in the race.

EnJoy The Race!!!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous toro rosso 83 said...

TRB RULES!!!!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always turn the sound OFF when it comes to anything nascar. Its more enjoyable that way. I only turn the sound back on when they talk about TRB, the drivers, or with the drivers.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian starts 9th in the Busch race, and AJ starts 17th.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian Vickers leads the charge for Toyota in both Cup and Bush starting line-ups for the races in California.

6:54 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Congratulations TRB!! Awesome qualifying runs. Good luck this weekend and stay safe!!

7:12 AM  
Anonymous ashley said...

Drive the wheels of them cars tonight and tomorrow night Brian and AJ!!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Krystle said...

I'm not a Jimmy Spencer fan at all but I liked him in the booth during qualifying. He was getting so excited and he actually had nice things to say about BV and AJ which completely shocked me.

4:56 PM  

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