KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 10, 2014) –A.J. Allmendinger is having the time of his life, he is locked in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and excited to compete for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.
“Being tagged as the underdog, the pressure is off of our team, we are ready to have fun and compete for a championship,” said Allmendinger.
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins this weekend in Chicago and Championship hopeful Allmendinger visited Kansas City in the Chase Across North America event today to promote the fourth race in the Chase, the Hollywood Casino 400, October 5 at Kansas Speedway.
The first stops on Allmendinger’s trip were local radio and TV outlets to talk about his strategy going into the 2014 Chase.
Next stop was Hy-Vee, the Official Grocer and Tailgate Pit Stop of Kansas Speedway, to meet with fans and decorate cookies with his official Chase hashtag, #DingerNation.
Allmendinger, who is currently 13th in the Chase standings, says he likes his chances in the Chase with the new format, “I think each week, each race track and just being competitive, being in the mix is what is important to us. You want to get the best finish possible and if there is an opportunity to win you are going to try to win it to get to the next round.”
Tickets races are currently on sale for the Oct. 3, 2014, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the Oct. 4, 2014, Kansas Lottery 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series) and the Oct. 5, 2014, Hollywood Casino 400, the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Tickets can be purchased by calling 866-460-RACE (7223) or by logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com.
Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.