AJ Returns to NoCal
During his 2007 rookie season, AJ Allmendinger missed the chance to show off his road racing ability in the last visit to 1.99-mile, 12-turn Infineon Raceway.
“Last year was one of the most disappointing to miss just because it was a home race and it was one of the road course races,” AJ said. “I was bummed.”
His hometown of Los Gatos, Calif., is only 100 miles away. At Infineon, AJ’s the local boy. “I’ll see my family and friends. They always come out,” he said. “It’s a busy weekend for sure, and there’s so much to do around Sonoma. But to me, it’s just another race and I’ll be focused on getting the job done.”
AJ is coming off his third top-20 finish in the past four races Sunday at Michigan. The 19-place run helped the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota pick up 30 points on the top 35 while remaining 37th in the car owner standings.
Sprint Cup cars practice for 90 minutes beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET. Then they’ll qualify for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 (7:05 p.m. ET). BV’s 83 goes out 20th, while AJ’s 84 is 44th in line.