Clipped Wings: Interview with AJ Allmendinger

Clipped Wings: Interview with AJ Allmendinger

AJ Allmendinger's high-profile switch from Champ Car to a Red Bull Toyota drive in NASCAR has been a sobering experience for the American youngster so far. David Malsher spoke to him about it

AJ Allmendinger has been through the wringer this year. One of the fastest, most exciting open-wheel racers in the US quit Champ Car at the end of last season to become a Red Bull Toyota driver in the squad's inaugural year in NASCAR.

It hasn't been easy: several times Allmendinger hasn't made the races, a snowball effect from not getting enough seat time. But he has earned respectability among his peers, and there have been signs of real progress.

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