JTG Daugherty Racing Richmond Raceway Advance

by Official Release On Tue, Sep. 18, 2018

Event: Federated Auto Parts 400
Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET
TV Network/Radio: NBCSN | MRN | SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CAMARO ZL1
RACING AT RICHMOND RACEWAY: “We’re looking forward to short track, Saturday night racing at Richmond Raceway this weekend, and we really want to make sure we have a good setup off the truck,” Allmendinger said. “We get limited practice time with the shorter schedule, so we want to take advantage of everything we can. The older surface at Richmond Raceway makes it really easy to wear the front tires off of our Kroger ClickList Camaro ZL1. The track has also gotten really slick throughout the years. The key is finding the balance between having good forward drive off the corner, having good turn through the corner, and not burning the tires off all at the same time. We had a good run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and we are trying to build some momentum for the final races. Our goal is to continue improving upon that and getting all we can out of the last nine races of the season.”

CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 CHEERIOS/KROGER ZERO HUNGER, ZERO WASTE CAMARO ZL1
CHEERIOS/KROGER ZERO HUNGER, ZERO WASTE CAMARO ZL1: “I’m happy to have Cheerios on board this weekend to promote the Kroger Zero Hunger, Zero Waste program at Richmond Raceway,” Buescher said. “Race fans can help Feeding America and Cheerios drive hunger out of the community by texting ‘MEAL’ to 87654 and Cheerios will donate a meal to Feeding America, up to one million meals or a $100,000 donation! It’s very humbling and rewarding to help spread the word about these initiatives and give back to our community.”

RACING AT RICHMOND RACEWAY: “I really want to like Richmond Raceway, but we’ve had a love-hate relationship so far in my Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career,” Buescher said. “It’s a really unique racetrack that’s really tricky to master. It has two very different corners, and the racetrack itself has widened out a lot over the past several races. With a track as flat as Richmond, it’s really rare to see cars run all the way from the bottom to the fence hunting for grip. I’ve been able to find some bite off of the corner, and that’s really what I’ll be searching for in the Cheerios Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Camaro ZL1 on Saturday night.”

FAST FACTS – AJ ALLMENDINGER
Career Starts: 362
Wins: 1- 8/10/2014 Watkins Glen International
Top-fives: 11
Top-10s: 55
Pole Awards: 4
First Pole: 4/10/2010 ISM Raceway
Last Pole: 8/9/2015 Watkins Glen International
First Start: 3/25/2007 Bristol Motor Speedway
Best Start: 1st – 8/9/2015 Watkins Glen International (most recent)
Best Finish: 1st – 8/10/2014 Watkins Glen International
Driver DOB: 12/16/1981
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Crew Chief: Trent Owens

FAST FACTS – CHRIS BUESCHER
Career Starts: 105
Wins: 1 – 8/1/2016 Pocono Raceway
Top-fives: 4
Top-10s: 8
Pole Awards: 0
First Start: 3/22/2015 Auto Club Speedway
Best Start: 9th – 6/25/2017 Sonoma Raceway
Best Finish: 1st – 8/1/2016 Pocono Raceway
Driver DOB: 10/29/1992
Hometown: Prosper, TX
Crew Chief: Tristan Smith

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