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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

Phoenix International Raceway Video Preview

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
VIDEO PREVIEW

Phoenix International Raceway hosts the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this Sunday for the Can-Am 500. Live coverage begins at 2:30 PM ET on NBC, MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

Check out this week's video preview with Allmendinger and Buescher by following this link.PREVIEW

 

 

CHRIS BUESCHER

 


FAST FACTS:
Career Starts: 76
Wins: 1
Top-fives: 2
Top-10s: 6
Pole Awards: 0
First Start:3/22/2015 Auto Club
Best Start:9th 6/25/17 Sonoma
Best Finish:1st -8/1/2016 Pocono
Driver DOB:10/29/1992
Hometown:Prosper, TX
Crew Chief:Trent Owens

 

AJ ALLMENDINGER

 


FAST FACTS:
Career Starts: 333
Wins: 1
Top-fives: 10
Top-10s: 52
Pole Awards: 4
First Start:3/25/2007 Bristol
First Pole:4/10/2010 Phoenix
Last Pole:8/8/15 Watkins Glen
Best Start:1:4/10/2010 Phoenix
Best Finish:1:8/10/2014Watkins Glen
Driver DOB:12/16/1981
Hometown:San Jose, Calif.
Crew Chief:Tristan Smith

 


APPEARANCES:

AJ ALLMENDINGER
What:
AJ Allmendinger Autograph Session
When: Thursday, November 9th, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where:Fry's Marketplace Store, 16380 W Yuma Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338


SPONSOR MEET & GREETS
When: Sunday, November12th at9:30 AM
Where: JTG Daugherty Racing meet & greet area

 


JTG DAUGHERTY RACING CONTACTS:

Jennifer Chapple, No. 47 Public Relations, jchapple@jtgracing.com, 704-507-8809

Kelly Boyd, No. 37 Public Relations, kboyd@jtgracing.com, 813-453-1289

 

Posted Date: 11/8/2017

Texas Motor Speedway Video Preview

TEXAS MOTORSPEEDWAY
VIDEO PREVIEW

Three races remain on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule with Texas Motor Speedway next up on the list, which is Chris Buescher's home track. Live coverage of the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, November 5th begins at 2 PM ETon NBCSN, PRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Also, check out the appearance section below for details on an appearance by both JTG Daugherty Racing drivers at a Kroger store located in Buescher's hometown, Prosper.

Check out this week's video preview with Allmendinger and Buescher by following this link.PREVIEW


On Thursday, JTG Daugherty Racing will unveil AJ Allmendinger's No. 47 paint scheme for the 2018 season. Check out the JTG Daugherty Racing social channels tomorrow, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

 

CHRIS BUESCHER

 


FAST FACTS:
Career Starts: 75
Wins: 1
Top-fives: 2
Top-10s: 6
Pole Awards: 0
First Start:3/22/2015 Auto Club
Best Start:9th 6/25/17 Sonoma
Best Finish:1st -8/1/2016 Pocono
Driver DOB:10/29/1992
Hometown:Prosper, TX
Crew Chief:Trent Owens

AJ ALLMENDINGER

 


FAST FACTS:
Career Starts: 332
Wins: 1
Top-fives: 10
Top-10s: 52
Pole Awards: 4
First Start:3/25/2007 Bristol
First Pole:4/10/2010 Phoenix
Last Pole:8/8/15 Watkins Glen
Best Start:1:4/10/2010 Phoenix
Best Finish:1:8/10/2014Watkins Glen
Driver DOB:12/16/1981
Hometown:San Jose, Calif.
Crew Chief:Tristan Smith


APPEARANCES:

AJ ALLMEDINGER AND CHRIS BUESCHER
What:
Kroger Autograph Session
When: Thursday, November 2nd from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Central
Where:
4650 W. University Drive, Prosper, Texas 75078

CHRIS BUESCHER FAN Q&A
When:
Friday, November 3 from 3:05-3:15 PM CT
Where: Texas Motor Speedway Fan Zone Stage

SPONSOR MEET & GREETS
When: Sunday, November 5th at 10 AM ET
Where: JTG Daugherty Racing meet & greet area

 


JTG DAUGHERTY RACING CONTACTS:

Jennifer Chapple, No. 47 Public Relations, jchapple@jtgracing.com, 704-507-8809

Kelly Boyd, No. 37 Public Relations, kboyd@jtgracing.com, 813-453-1289

Posted Date: 11/2/2017