AJ Allmendinger exhibited his road course prowess by hustling Tyler Reddick on a last restart to take another Xfinity flag on the Charlotte Roval.
“I can’t thank Matt Kaulig enough,” Allmendinger told NBCSN. “First of all, he put his belief in me. [He] wanted me to come here to try build this team. The last times at road courses, I’ve been gutted not getting my wins. I can’t thank all my race team enough.”
Allmendinger definitely showed up this time.
“D**n, I’m tired,” Allmendinger said. “Thank you, everybody. I got to catch my breath — I’ve been sick all week.”
Tyler Reddick finished second, but earned respect from the Dinger.
“Really got to thank Tyler Reddick. He’s phenomenal,” Allmendinger said. “He told me he needed my help on the road courses. He’s out-qualified me in every race then, beat me in a couple. I knew behind me I could be defensive on the right side and get myself an angle. Tyler wouldn’t shove it down in there; appreciate that.
“Just trying to change the restarts up, but you can only do so much. I knew once we got into clean air, we were good. In traffic, it was a struggle.”