Loudon II: AJ Allmendinger preview

STATESVILLE, N.C-- AJ Allmendinger drives the No. 44 Berlin City Auto Group Dodge this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 27-year-old Californian comes to New England hoping for a better race than in June when another driver's accident...

STATESVILLE, N.C-- AJ Allmendinger drives the No. 44 Berlin City Auto Group Dodge this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 27-year-old Californian comes to New England hoping for a better race than in June when another driver's accident collected Allmendinger. Allmendinger climbed as high as seventh spot Saturday night in Richmond before finishing 23rd.

NEW HAMPSHIRE-- "We owe that place one after getting wrecked there last time. We've shown some flashes the last couple of weeks turning lap times that were really fast. Now we just have to figure out a way to run like that throughout a race and get a good finish."

PAINT SCHEME THIS WEEKEND-- "This is the same paint scheme we ran up there in June. Our owner George Gillett also owns the Berlin City Auto group and they used to sponsor Dave Dion in a lot of races in the area. Race fans asked about it last time we were up there. I'm glad we are running it again this weekend. I love the history of the sport and if it helps remind people of some of the history then that's a good thing. There aren't many orange and white cars out there these days."

* Allmendinger will sign autographs at his merchandise hauler at 10:30 a.m. at NHMS on Sunday.

* Allmendinger has scored the 21st most points of any driver in the last 10 races.

* Sunday marks Allmendinger's 71st start in Sprint Cup racing.

-credit: rpm

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