Sears Point Infineon Raceway Allmendinger test notes

NASCAR Driver Allmendinger Completes Test at Infineon Raceway SONOMA, Calif. (June 6, 2007) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver and Los Gatos native AJ Allmendinger completed a two-day test session at Infineon Raceway on Wednesday in...

NASCAR Driver Allmendinger Completes Test at Infineon Raceway

SONOMA, Calif. (June 6, 2007) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver and Los Gatos native AJ Allmendinger completed a two-day test session at Infineon Raceway on Wednesday in preparation for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series weekend, June 22-24.

It was Allmendinger's first chance to drive a stock car on the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course, where he hopes to make his first start later this month. Allmendinger's only previous experience at Infineon Raceway came when he raced a go-kart on the road course many years ago.

Allmendinger, who drives the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota, completed more than 100 laps over the two days behind the wheel of a late-model stock car supplied by ShiftIntoGear, Inc. He was coached by road-course specialist Chris Cook and Tim Fedewa, his full-time spotter on the NASCAR circuit.

"Just learning the track will put me much farther ahead of where I would've been," said Allmendinger. "Having only 90 minutes to practice before qualifying on Friday, I never would have made the show. Now, I feel like I've got a pretty good chance."

For ticket information on the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 22-24, call 800-870-RACE or visit www.infineonraceway.com.

-credit: spir

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Chris Cook