JTG Daugherty Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s 61st annual running of the Daytona 500. Age: 26 Years in Cup: Three Career Wins: One Fresh off his best season from an average finish perspective, Chris Buescher will enter his fourth full season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, his third with JTG Daugherty Racing’s No. 37 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Since his upset victory in the fog shortened race at Pocono inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s 61st annual running of the Daytona 500. Age: 28 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Two Xfinity Series wins and 22 Whelen Modified Tour wins Biggest Accomplishment: 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion It’s rare seeing a successful NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver making the transition from arguably the most exciting regional tour to national and lasting a long time. For 2013 championRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With so much emphasis on the Championship 4, three drivers may have strapped into their cars for the last time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The three of subject were AJ Allmendinger, Matt Kenseth, and Jamie McMurray, whose careers are up in the air after completing their last races in their current rides in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. Their results might’ve been what defined each of their seasons, with McMurray in 18th and Allmendinger in 19th, while sixth-place KensethRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – After turning heads in the Xfinity Series over the last couple of years, Ryan Preece’s bet on himself has paid off as he will be headed to a full-time ride in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. Less than a week after JTG Daugherty Racing announced that they would be releasing AJ Allmendinger from his contract at season’s end, the team made it official on Friday that Preece would be taking over the seat of the No. 47 Chevrolet starting nextRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After five years with JTG Daugherty Racing, AJ Allmendinger will be leaving the seat of the No. 47 car at the end of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Though Allmendinger inked a five-year contract extension back in 2015 that would have kept him behind the wheel through 2020, the team announced Tuesday that they would be releasing him from his contract. “AJ Allmendinger has been a valuable asset to the growth of our company, and we are grateful for his professionalism with ourRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Attrition. A word that once again defined the annual Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida Saturday. Unless its JTG Daugherty Racing, who were not only among a dozen cars without terminal damage, the two-car operation scored their first-ever double top-five finish with drivers A.J. Allmendinger and Chris Buescher finishing third and fifth respectively. During second overtime, both drivers were in solid position to possibly stop the Toyota duo of Martin Truex, Jr. and Erik Jones, and perhaps bring theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — The quest for a hometown victory for Los Gatos native A.J. Allmendinger went up in smoke on Lap 34 during Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Allmendinger, who started fifth, is always a threat to win on the road courses and things were going well in the opening stage that after ten laps, he was trailing race leader Martin Truex, Jr. However, as the run went on, Allmendinger struggled finding speed to compete for the race lead. Then with three lapsRead More
By Beth Lunkenheimer, NASCAR Contributor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 36 Years in Cup: 10 Career Wins: One Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Win; Two Xfinity Series Wins For the fifth consecutive season, AJ Allmendinger will return to JTG Daugherty Racing for the 2018 season. The driver of the No. 47 Chevrolet finished the 2017 season 27th in the points standings and ended theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After bouncing around from team to team over the last few years, Chris Buescher’s future looks much more stable after announcing that he has signed a multi-year contract to stay behind the wheel of the No. 37 Chevrolet with JTG Daugherty Racing for the foreseeable future. Buescher first came on the scene in the ARCA Series back in 2009 and he was able to win the championship in that series in 2012 before getting picked up by Roush-Fenway Racing to drive in the NASCAR XfinityRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Contributor Despite a third-place finish in the Daytona 500, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has not started off as planned for A.J. Allmendinger. A penalty at Atlanta Motor Speedway dropped Allmendinger to 34th in the Championship standings. The penalty also resulted in a four-race suspension for his crew chief, Randall Burnett. Several finishes outside the top-15 have held him back in the standings as the field rolled into Martinsville Speedway, one of Allmendinger’s best tracks. Left looking for more speed after placing hisRead More