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By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor A.J. Allmendinger had a tough road ahead of him in Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Allmendinger recorded the 11th-fastest speed in qualifying, but before the race his team noticed a issue with a rear-end gear. “It was a good catch by our crew to see the burnt gear, from the sound of it; it wasn’t something you really notice, the detail they put into building these race cars and going over them was big. They caught it and saved our day,” Allmendinger said. The No. 47Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Heading into this past Sunday’s Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Matt DiBenedetto, who drives the No. 83 Toyota Camry for BK Racing, had only recorded one top-20 in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event (Talladega 2015). DiBenedetto put himself in great position to nab a good finish this week by securing the 23rd starting spot in qualifying early in the weekend, but when the race started his racecar was on the tight side of the handling spectrum. DiBenedetto’s crew chief, Gene Nead wouldRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It wasn’t an easy race by any stretch for Casey Mears and his Germain Racing team, but they dug deep and were able to record a top-15 finish this past Sunday in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As a result of his great weekend, Mears is the feature of our Keeping up with the underdogs series this week. Mears rolled off of the grid from the 15th position, his second consecutive top-15 starting spot to start 2016, and thanks toRead More