Daytona II: AJ Allmendinger preview

AJ Allmendinger has made four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Daytona International Speedway Allmendinger has posted one top-five finish at the track--a third --place effort in 2009 The driver moved up one sport last week and is currently...

AJ Allmendinger has made four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Daytona International Speedway

Allmendinger has posted one top-five finish at the track--a third --place effort in 2009

The driver moved up one sport last week and is currently 21st in the NSCS driver point standings

AJ Allmendinger on Daytona International Speedway: "I think this is definitely a race we're capable of winning. NASCAR has decided to use a larger restrictor plate and we've got the spoiler instead of the wing this time around so there are a couple of unknowns heading into the weekend, but we've got some momentum on our side right now, so I can't wait to get to Daytona and see what we've got.

"This is a big race for our partners, the Paralyzed Veterans of America and we're excited about the paint scheme this weekend and the opportunity to highlight the PVA's new initiative, Mission: ABLE. PVA does really great work and for our country's veterans and it's especially important to bring that to light heading into Independence Day. I'm really proud to be able to work with the PVA and hope we can get this No. 43 Ford into victory lane for them Saturday night."

Crew Chief Mike Shiplett's Thoughts on the Weekend: "Handling, handling, handling--that's the most important thing about racing at Daytona. The new, larger restrictor plate will really affect the handling of the cars because it will be much harder for the driver to hold it wide open."

Chassis History: The No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team led by crew chief Mike Shiplett has prepared chassis No. 682 for this weekend's event at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. This car was run earlier this year in the season opener at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.

-source: rpm

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports