The Secret Side of AJ
Scratch the surface of AJ Allmendinger just a little, and it’s revealed that he may have been secretly watching “Divine Design” or “Trading Spaces” while he and wife Lynne house hunted in suburban Charlotte.
Every homeowner has a “must have” list. At the top of AJ’s are granite countertops. Believe it!
“I don’t know why, but I’m big on granite countertops,” he said. “If you would have asked me when I was buying my house what are the things you’re looking for … big this and that. No, it was granite countertops. We looked at houses, and I was like, ‘Nice house, but no granite countertops.’”
Downstairs is the “man cave.”
“Had to have a basement. I wouldn’t even look at a house without a basement. It’s the man cave,” he joked. “It’s sweet. Got the sliding glass doors. Step outside and you’re basically in the water. Lynne’s office is down there. I let her use the man cave when she needs to for her work stuff. But it’s not hers. She doesn’t get to touch anything.”
After today’s two practice sessions at Talladega, AJ and the No. 84 attempt to qualify for the Aaron’s 499 at 11:15 a.m. ET Saturday.
And don’t forget to check out Brian Vickers’ appearance tonight on Speed’s “Trackside.” While the show begins at 7:30 p.m. ET, Brian, a former Talladega winner, comes on at 8:05.