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NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ADVANCE

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NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ADVANCE

Event: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
Date/Time: Sunday, July 22 at 2:00pm ET
TV Network/Radio: NBCSN | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90

AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CAMARO ZL1 
RACING AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: "I enjoy heading to New Hampshire Motor Speedway," Allmendinger said. "It's a place where we have to get our Kroger ClickList Camaro ZL1 to turn, but it’s really easy to get loose with the track being so flat. If they put the VHT down, it'll change the track a little bit and give us an extra lane to try and pass in the corners. Like every racetrack that we go to, it’s a track position race, especially being a short track. You have to have good pit strategy and get up front, then make sure to stay there. We’ve been pretty good at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the past and I’m looking forward to the race on Sunday. The temperatures can really fluctuate in the summer up there as well. You can go there and have it be 100 degrees. I've had some of my hottest races in the race car there. Brake heat is always tough there as well because you’re on the brakes so much. The fan base is always great when we head to New Hampshire, and it's a really fun race overall where I think we're going to see a packed house."

CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 KROGER CLICKLIST CAMARO ZL1 
RACING AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: "We're traveling up to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for our only New Hampshire race this season, but we're looking forward to returning in our Kroger ClickList Camaro ZL1," Buescher said. "I'm really excited to get back to short track racing. It’s a really flat racetrack, but you get a little bit of progressive banking as you’re going up the hill on the backstretch. The banking is noticeable from the bottom of the second groove, and then from there it tapers off. The VHT will change the grooves a bit in the racetrack as well in terms of creating new grooves for us to run. I’m sure it’s something that will be able to add some lap time and create some passing opportunities. We then have to try to keep up with it as it wears off during the race. It is a unique racetrack and is very flat compared to the other short tracks that we go to. I like racetracks that provide a different challenge, and this will definitely shake things up from the past couple of weeks where we've been running at big tracks."
 


FAST FACTS - AJ ALLMENDINGER
Career Starts:     
354
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:         Tristan Smith

FAST FACTS - CHRIS BUESCHER
Career Starts:     
97
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:         Trent Owens

 


JTG DAUGHERTY RACING CONTACT:

Kelly Boyd 
KBoyd@jtgracing.com
813-453-1289

Posted Date: 7/18/2018

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY ADVANCE

 

Event: Quaker State 400
Date/Time: Saturday, July 14 at 7:30pm ET
TV Network/Radio: NBCSN | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90

AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CAMARO ZL1 
KROGER HOME RACE AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY: "Kentucky Speedway is always an important race for us," Allmendinger said. "It’s Kroger’s home race, so we're happy to have our Kroger family there to cheer us on. It's a big deal for us to have them there. For us, it’s kind of like a second home race and we look forward to going to Kentucky and performing. We're coming off a great weekend at Daytona International Speedway where we scored a third-place finish in our Kroger ClickList Camaro and my teammate (Chris Buescher) posted a strong fifth-place finish with the 37. It's great to have some positive momentum going into Kentucky. Also, I'm really looking forward to a visit to Kroger headquarters (Cincinnati) this week to meet with Kroger executives and employees. It's pretty special to be a part of the Kroger family and I'm grateful for their incredible partnership and thankful for all the brands participating in this program."

RACING AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY: "My best finish at Kentucky is ninth-place I believe," Allmendinger said. "Luck hasn't been on our side there, but we're hoping to change that this weekend. Our 1.5-mile program has gotten a lot better this season and we've had good speed. The guys are working really hard to continue improvement. Kentucky is a racetrack that has changed with the reconfiguration and new pavement, so we’re still learning a lot about it since we only race there once a year. I feel like what we’ve learned in our 1.5-mile program so far this year can really help us. We’re really looking forward to having a great race for all of the Kroger employees and their families."

CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 GAIN CAMARO ZL1 
KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY REPAVE: "I enjoyed racing at Kentucky Speedway before the repave, but the repave has been pretty good for me," Buescher said. "I think we have had pretty good speed there since the repave, and I know we have speed in our 1.5-mile program. Because of that, I enjoy it more now. It’s a different racetrack with the two corners being so different there. Turns 3 and 4 are really flat, similar to how Texas Motor Speedway reconfigured their Turns 1 and 2 with their repave, but not quite to the same extent. It’s a tough racetrack to pass at, but it is also a tough racetrack to set a car up for because turns 3 and 4 are so much slower than turns 1 and 2. It’s a unique racetrack and for that I give them props. I like going to places that are a little bit different. You look at all the 1.5-mile tracks and I like going somewhere that has character to it and different attributes. I think it makes it better for me. I like something that’s a little different and a challenge. Also, we've got Gain back on our 37 Camaro at Kentucky and we want to have a solid finish for them this weekend."


KROGER HOME RACE AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY: "Ever since joining JTG Daugherty Racing, Kroger has welcomed me into the family with open arms," Buescher said. "That's what makes this weekend so special heading to a track that is so close to their headquarters in Cincinnati. We had a good weekend at Daytona (International Speedway) last weekend, and I'm proud to be able to bring that to Kentucky Speedway and put on a good show for all of our friends and family there."

 


FAST FACTS - AJ ALLMENDINGER
Career Starts:     
353
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:         Tristan Smith

FAST FACTS - CHRIS BUESCHER
Career Starts:     
96
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:         Trent Owens


JTG DAUGHERTY RACING APPEARANCES
 

AJ Allmendinger and Chris Buescher Kroger Store Appearance
When: Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30pmET
Where: Kroger, 7855 Tylersville Rd., West Chester Township, OH 45069

Posted Date: 7/11/2018

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY ADVANCE

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING
MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY ADVANCE 
 

Event: STP 500
Date/Time: Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET
TV Network/Radio: FS1 / MRN Radio / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90

AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CAMARO ZL1
MENTAL ASPECTS OF MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: "Martinsville Speedway is one of those racetracks where until you cross the finish line, anything can happen," Allmendinger said. "Whether you have a great racecar or you’re struggling, if you’re in it at the end of the race you have a shot at the win. I love Martinsville Speedway, but it’s definitely an exhausting place both mentally and physically. It is one of those racetracks where mentally, you know up until the last lap anything can happen. I’ve had races where I’ve felt like I’ve run 490 perfect laps there, and on the final restart you can get taken out and feel like you’ve wasted a whole day. It’s a challenge but a place where I feel like if we get our stuff right, we’ve got a chance to go win."

STRATEGIES TO PREPARE FOR MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: "Getting prepared for Martinsville Speedway is similar to preparing for a superspeedway race," Allmendinger said. "If you do everything right, and you get caught in a wreck or someone gets into you the wrong way, then it’s something you can’t control. It’s when you force yourself into those mistakes or early in the race you start bouncing off a guy and eventually they come back and pay you back. Those are things that you can control. For me, that’s what I do. If I can run my own race and everything goes right, then it’s not meant to be, then it’s not. It’s the times where you force something too early or you make a mistake and it causes your own issues, then that’s when I’m mad at myself."


CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 BUSH'S BEANS CAMARO ZL1
BUSH'S BEANS CAMARO ZL1: "BUSH'S Beans is one of the partners that have been with JTG Daugherty Racing the longest, and I'm proud to have them on our Camaro ZL1 again this season," Buescher said. "We've got a new paint scheme this weekend, showcasing the copper color of their original BUSH'S Beans packaging on their cans. Nothing goes better than BUSH'S Beans and NASCAR barbecues."

RACING AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: "You can definitely say there are mentally draining aspects of Martinsville (Speedway)," Buescher said. "It’s probably a little bit more physically than mentally draining. I love short track racing in general. Martinsville was a rocky start for me in my Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, but I’m starting to come around to that place a little bit. I enjoy it more now every time we go a little bit more than the previous time. We had a really good run there last season, it was probably our first good finish of the year last season so we feel like going back should be something that we can build on and try to be a little bit better." 

LEANING ON TEAMMATE AJ ALLMENDINGER: "AJ runs extremely well there," Buescher said. "It’s always nice to have a teammate to lean on that does as well as he does there. We try to get some information from the No. 47 team and look at data to try and learn as we go. We’re going to go out there and put on a good show. It’s a cool racetrack, it’s one of the places where I think fans really get into it a lot more than some of these others. I’m really looking forward to getting there."


MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY FAST FACTS

AJ ALLMENDINGER

Career Starts:         
19
Career Wins:           0
Top-5 Finishes:       2
Top-10 Finishes:     6
Laps Led:                50
Average Start:        18.8
Average Finish:      19.4

CHRIS BUESCHER
Career Starts:         
5
Career Wins:           0
Top-5 Finishes:       0
Top-10 Finishes:     0
Laps Led:                0
Average Start:        32.4
Average Finish:      23.2

 


FAST FACTS - AJ ALLMENDINGER
Career Starts:     
340
Wins:                   1- 8/10/2014 Watkins Glen International
Top-fives:            10
Top-10s:              53
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:         Tristan Smith

FAST FACTS - CHRIS BUESCHER
Career Starts:     
83
Wins:                   1 - 8/1/2016 Pocono Raceway
Top-fives:            3
Top-10s:              7
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:         Trent Owens

 



AJ ALLMENDINGER MARTINSVILLE KROGER STORE APPEARANCE
WHERE:
240 Commonwealth Blvd, Martinsville, VA 24112
WHEN: Friday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. ET










JTG DAUGHERTY RACING CONTACT:

Kelly Boyd 
KBoyd@jtgracing.com
813-453-1289

Posted Date: 3/20/2018

Daytona 500 Qualifying by Kroger

TEAM KROGER CLICKLIST RACING
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
SPEEDWEEKS ADVANCE 
 

Event: Daytona 500 Qualifying by Kroger
Date/Time: Sunday, February 11 at 12:15 p.m.
TV Network/Radio: FOX / MRN Radio / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90

AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CAMARO ZL1
TEAM KROGER CLICKLIST RACING: “We’ve got a lot of great partners but to have Kroger on the hood every race, we’re one of the only teams in the garage to have that,” Allmendinger said. "We’re very fortunate to have great people over at Kroger who support the racing program and believe in Chris and me as drivers. It means a lot to have them unite us as one team right now and make an investment to make both of our race cars a lot faster. You want to be cautiously optimistic, but with everything that’s been done in the off-season, I think we’re going to be a lot stronger, and we can thank Kroger ClickList for giving us the opportunity to do so.”

AREAS TO IMPROVE IN 2018: "We got behind on the aero side of it last year and it was hard to catch up," Allmendinger said. "But that’s what Tad and Jodi (Geschickter) and (competition director) Ernie Cope have really focused on, is to go out there and just give us everything that we need. The Hendrick Motorsports alliance, for sure, is going to be a huge help in the sim-side (simulated) of it with what they’re doing. We’ve been to the wind tunnel a lot this off-season, which is way more than we ever have."

SECOND YEAR WITH TEAMMATE CHRIS BUESCHER: "In 2017, the second team was added so late and I don’t know if that put us behind, but it was definitely tough to start the season," Allmendinger said. "I couldn’t have asked for a better teammate with Chris. He’s got so much talent. I’ve learned a lot from him. But more importantly, he was just easy to work with. And we are able to bounce ideas off each other and feed info to our teams to figure out where we needed to get better. Having a full year under our belts, I think that’s something that’s going to allow us to really make both of these teams work together and be one big team as we go out there to compete. You always want to be faster than your teammate, for sure. But where we were running last year was not that good for either of us. So, that’s the great thing about just working with him, that there’s no secrets. We just kept talking and as the season went on, I really built a great relationship with him."


CHRIS BUESCHER, NO. 37 KLEENEX CAMARO ZL1
KLEENEX ON HOOD OF NO. 37: "We're thrilled to have Kimberly Clark Corporation return for this season and showcase Kleenex on the hood of our No. 37 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1," Buescher said. "We ran a lot of great paint schemes with them last year, and I'm looking forward to having several more paint schemes to showcase their new brands this season."

TEAM KROGER CLICKLIST RACING: "We’re getting a clean start to the new year with Kroger and all of our other primary partners including BUSH’S Beans and Scott Products, hitting the ground running in Daytona,” Buescher said. “We’re really excited about becoming part of the ‘one team, two drivers’ mentality this season with Kroger ClickList. That’s going to build up a lot of momentum for both AJ and I, and I can’t wait to see what we can bring back to the Kroger team at the end of this season.”

NEW CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1: "I was able to drive the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the January test," Buescher said. "Everything that we have in front of us right now says it's going to be a big improvement. We have some rules changes this year to go with it, so it will be hard for a direct comparison to last year's body style, but I feel like it's been good so far. I think there were some really big gains in some areas that we were hunting last season. I think it's something that's going to add some competitiveness on track and we'll have a learning curve that comes with anything new, but I'm really excited to have the Chevrolet Camaro back in NASCAR's premier series."


SOPHOMORE YEAR WITH TEAMMATE AJ ALLMENDINGER: "Teammates in racing is always something that’s very important," Buescher said. "It’s hard to be a single car with no information to lay out in front of you. I hope AJ feels the same way of going to two cars and having information to pass back and forth and verify some things that you change. It gives you a much more solid direction. It’s crucial at this level. You have to have that help."


DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY FAST FACTS

AJ ALLMENDINGER

Career Starts:       
17
Career Wins:           0
Top-5 Finishes:       2
Top-10 Finishes:     4
Laps Led:               19
Average Start:        22.2
Average Finish:      22.1

CHRIS BUESCHER
Career Starts:         
4
Career Wins:           0
Top-5 Finishes:       0
Top-10 Finishes:     1
Laps Led:                 0
Average Start:        27.0
Average Finish:      31.0

 


FAST FACTS - AJ ALLMENDINGER
Career Starts:     
335
Wins:                   1- 8/10/2014 Watkins Glen International
Top-fives:            10
Top-10s:              52
Pole Awards:      4
First Pole:           4/10/2010 ISM Raceway
Last Pole:           10/9/2015 Watkins Glen International 
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:        12/16/1981        
Hometown:         Los Gatos, CA
Crew Chief:         Tristan Smith

FAST FACTS - CHRIS BUESCHER
Career Starts:     
78
Wins:                   1 - 8/1/2016 Pocono Raceway
Top-fives:            2
Top-10s:              6
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:         Trent Owens


TEAM KROGER CLICKLIST RACING CONTACT:

Kelly Boyd, KBoyd@jtgracing.com, 813-453-1289

Posted Date: 2/7/2018

REBRAND TO CREATE "TEAM KROGER CLICKLIST RACING"

HARRISBURG, N.C. (January 31, 2018) – As Kroger enters its ninth year as a primary sponsor at JTG Daugherty Racing, the supermarket giant is expanding its involvement in the two-car operation by rebranding their marketing efforts to create “Team Kroger ClickList Racing” for the 2018 season and beyond.
 
Kroger and its digital shopping experience, ClickList, have always been a primary partner of AJ Allmendinger and the No. 47 team, and Allmendinger will continue to pilot the No. 47 Kroger ClickList Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in 2018. As part of the “one team, two drivers” synergy, Kroger ClickList will now also be prominent on the fire suits, crew apparel, and team equipment of Chris Buescher and the No. 37 team. Buescher will also accompany Allmendinger at various Kroger race market store appearances throughout the season. The rebranding strategy is aimed to convey a united front among the two JTG Daugherty Racing drivers, building collaboration and a steady footwork for the future.
 
“When we sat down with the executives at Kroger during the offseason, we collectively felt like this was an important step in the direction of JTG Daugherty Racing with Kroger,” team owner Tad Geschickter said. “This is not only increases the value our program for Kroger, but is also pivotal in our vendor program. We work with several high-profile brands on both the 37 and the 47, and we feel that having a one team, two driver platform will only strengthen the relationships that we have with current sponsor partners as well as brand partners for the future.”
 
“We’ve got a lot of great partners but to have Kroger on the hood every race, we’re one of the only teams in the garage to have that,” Allmendinger said. "We’re very fortunate to have great people over at Kroger who support the racing program and believe in Chris and me as drivers. It means a lot to have them unite us as one team right now and make an investment to make both of our race cars a lot faster.  A lot of great work has gone in this off season and I think those enhancements will make us a lot stronger.  We can only thank Kroger ClickList for giving us the opportunity to do so.”
 
“We’re getting a clean start to the new year with Kroger and all of our other primary partners including BUSH’S Beans and Scott Products, hitting the ground running in Daytona,” Buescher said. “We’re really excited about becoming part of the ‘one team, two drivers’ mentality this season with Kroger ClickList. That’s going to build up a lot of momentum for both AJ and I, and I can’t wait to see what we can bring back to the Kroger team at the end of this season.”

 
 
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MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                   
Kelly Boyd
Public Relations
JTG Daugherty Racing
kboyd@jtgracing.com
813-453-1289

Posted Date: 1/31/2018