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Kroger (17 races, 24 in 2016)(2016)
Kingsford Charcoal (9 races w/Clorox)(2017)
Clorox (9 races w/Kingsford)(2017)
Bush's Baked Beans (8 races)(2016+)
Kimberly-Clark / Scott's (8 races)(2017)
Hungry Jack (2 races)
Charter Communications (2 races)
House-Autry Mills (1 race)
Better Than Bouillon
Food 4 Less (Kroger)


Glad Bags & Wraps


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  • 2015 scheduled sponsor lineup by race
    Daytona - 2/22, Kroger / USA
    Atlanta - 3/1, Better Than Bouillon
    Las Vegas - 3/8, Clorox
    Phoenix - 3/15, Kingsford Charcoal
    Auto Club - 3/22, Scott Products
    Martinsville - 3/29, Bush's Beans
    Texas - 4/11, Bush's Beans
    Bristol - 4/19, Bush's Beans
    Richmond - 4/25, Scott Products
    Talladega - 5/3, Kroger/Hungry Jack
    Kansas - 5/9, Kroger / Scott Products
    Sprint All-Star Race, Charlotte - 5/16, Kingsford
    Charlotte - 5/24, Scott Products
    Dover - 5/31, Scott Products
    Pocono - 6/7, Clorox
    Michigan - 6/14, Kroger / Hungry Jack
    Sonoma - 6/28, Kingsford Charcoal
    Daytona - 7/5, Kroger / Better than Bouillon
    Kentucky - 7/11, Kroger / Scott Products
    New Hampshire - 7/19, Better than Bouillon
    Indy - 7/26, Kroger / Kingsford
    Pocono - 8/2, Bush's Grillin Beans
    Watkins Glen - 8/9, Kroger / BUSH'S Grillin' Beans
    Michigan - 8/16, Kroger / Scott Products
    Bristol - 8/22, BUSH'S Grillin' Beans
    Darlington - 9/6, Kroger / House-Autry
    Richmond - 9/12, Kroger / BUSH'S Beans
    Chicago - 9/20, Kroger / Scott Products / Food 4 Less
    New Hampshire - 9/27, BUSH'S Chili Beans
    Dover - 10/4, Hungry Jack
    Charlotte - 10/10, House-Autry
    Kansas - 10/18, Kroger / BUSH'S Chili Beans
    Talladega - 10/25, Kroger / BUSH'S Beans
    Martinsville - 11/1, Kroger / Clorox
    Texas - 11/8, Kroger / Scott Products
    Phoenix - 11/16, Fry's-Kroger / Clorox
    Homestead - 11/22, Kroger / Scott Products

  • Contract Status: Driver: 2020; Sponsors: Kroger 2016+; Kimberly-Clark: 2017, Clorox/Kingsford 2016; Crew Chief: 2016

#47 Team News and Rumors
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  • JTG Daugherty Racing makes crew chief change: Sources say Randall Burnett will oversee the #47 JTG/Daugherty team next season. He replaces crew chief Brian Burns, who will remain with the team. Burnett joined Ganassi Racing in 2005 after he graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in mechanical engineering. The 35-year-old St. Louis native - and former Late Model racer - most recently worked as the team engineer on the #42 Target Chevy under crew chief Chris Heroy. Burnett will join Ernie Cope, who spent the last season as crew chief for Chase Elliott at JR Motorsports. Cope will be JTGD's new competition director starting Dec. 1.(Motorsport)(11-24-2015)

  • Ernie Cope to JTG Daugherty: Ernie Cope will leave JR Motorsports at the end of the season. Cope, who is currently the crew chief for defending Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott, will join JTG Daugherty Racing as Competition Director. Cope has worked with a variety of teams as a crew chief over the last 13 seasons and earned 15 wins in the NXS and nine in the Camping World Truck Series. He worked for JTG team owner Tad Geschickter in what is now the XFINITY Series with Stacy Compton in 2006 and Marcos Ambrose in 2007. The 46-year-old Tacoma, Wash. native started his racing career behind the wheel. He competed in four different NASCAR tours from 1991 to 1996 including the Southwest Serie, K&N Pro Series West (where he posted two wins in 1995), the Camping World Truck Series and one Cup start here in Phoenix (Motorsport)(11-13-2015)

  • Todd Parrott helping out JTG Daugherty Racing: "We've got Todd Parrott helping us out," #47 JTG Daugherty Racing owner Tad Geschickter said. "He's a part of the Childress (Richard Childress Racing) alliance and provides an extra resource to help us improve on the last seven races." All in: "I'm 100% with JTG Daugherty Racing and making our cars better," crew chief Brian Burns said. "Richard Childress is willing to do what it takes to help us get stronger. He's volunteered Todd's experience and knowledge to work with us and help us identify some weak areas so we can get stronger." Glad to help: "We want JTG Daugherty Racing to succeed," said Parrott. "RCR has a great partnership with the team. With the alliance, it makes sense for me to help out and I want to. There are some really good people at JTG Daugherty Racing that work really hard and I know AJ is a passionate guy capable of winning races."(JTG Daugherty Racing)(10-7-2015)

  • Food 4 Less featured on the #47 at Chicago: Food 4 Less and SCOTT Products will be featured on the #47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy in the MyAfibStory.com 400 at Chicago. "The season may be winding down, but our sponsors are always ramping up and selling cases," Driver AJ Allmendinger said. "We have one of Kroger's banners, Food 4 Less, on our car this weekend along with SCOTT Products. We're very forunate to have their support along with all of our brands. Our sponsors and fans are the reason we get to do what we love to do. We're very grateful for their support."(), see image of the scheme on the #47 Team Schemes page.(9-18-2015)

  • Allmendinger to honor Justin Wilson for remainder of season: A.J. Allmendinger tweeted that he will drive the rest of the 2015 Sprint Cup season with the name of Justin Wilson above the door of his #47 Chevy. Wilson was injured in an accident during the IndyCar race at Pocono on August 23 and passed away the next day. Allmendinger and Wilson raced together several times, including five Rolex 24's.(9-4-2015)

  • Bush's Beans renews partnership with JTG Daugherty: JTG Daugherty Racing announced a multiyear renewed partnership with one of their long-standing primary sponsors, Bush Brothers & Company, as driver AJ Allmendinger prepares to race the #47 BUSH'S Grillin' Beans Chevy in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol. "It's such a great honor to have represented BUSH'S Beans in the sport of NASCAR for so many years and we are pleased to announce that they are returning for multiple years," JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter said. "We are blessed to have support from great brands that allow us to compete at NASCAR's top level with the #47 Chevrolet SS. We will continue to work hard to augment their marketing plans and bring the brand to life for millions of brand-loyal NASCAR fans. Bush Brothers & Company are great partners and share our values as a family-oriented company." JTG Daugherty Racing driver AJ Allmendinger continues to grow his relationship with the family-owned company. Last year, he delivered the company's first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Watkins Glen International earning a coveted spot in The Chase for the Sprint Cup.
    "It's been pretty special getting to know the family of BUSH'S Beans because it's a brand that we all remember as kids and continue to purchase today," Allmendinger said. "When you think of getting together with your family and friends for a cookout or just a nice dinner in general, BUSH'S Beans comes to mind along with our other great partners. We've had some fun the last couple of years, but I just wish they would go ahead and hand over the Secret Family Recipe to me. Not sure what they are waiting on, but in all seriousness I'm lucky to have some of the best brands in the sport." Bush Brothers & Company is a family company that started over 100 years ago (in Chestnut Hill, Tenn.) and agrees the NASCAR platform is a great way to continue to grow their business for generations to come. "We are very excited to extend and expand our long-standing relationship with JTG Daugherty Racing," said Tom Ferriter, President and CEO, Bush Brothers & Company. "After 13 years, we think of Jodi (Geschickter), Tad, Brad (Daugherty), AJ and all of the #47 team as part of our family. We look forward to continuing to work with JTG Daugherty Racing for many more years to come. We are especially proud to make this announcement at Bristol Motor Speedway since East Tennessee has been home to Bush Brothers & Company since our company's founding in 1908."(JTG Daugherty)(8-21-2015)

  • Warnings issued from Michigan: The teams of #2-Brad Keselowski, #47-AJ Allmendinger and #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. received written warnings for having to go through pre-race or pre-qualifying technical inspection three times at Michigan last weekend. It was the teams' first warning under a new system where if a team gets four warnings between now and the end of the season, it will choose its pit stall last instead of where it qualified for the next race. Earnhardt will miss 15 minutes of practice time this week at Bristol because his car actually didn't pass pre-race inspection three times Sunday. Also losing practice time this week are #27-Paul Menard and #32-Josh Wise for being late to the inspection line before qualifying.(ESPN)(8-19-2015)

  • Drivers treated after race: It was an incredibly and humid day at the Magic Mile with severe thunderstorms in the area. After 300 miles of racing, drivers were spent. Three drivers in particular needed medical attention - #47-A.J. Allmendinger, #46-Michael Annett and #83-Matt DiBenedetto. According to PRN, Allmendinger was suffering from strep throat and was treated after getting out of the car. "Great effort by @AJDinger today, tough race while not feeling well," tweeted the team. Allmendinger finished 13th after leading 13 laps. Both Annett and DiBenedetto went to the infield care center after both were showing signs of heat exhaustion and were need of fluids. 29-year-old Annett went via a stretcher. Both have since been released.(Motorsport)(7-20-2015)

  • Newman not happy with Allmendinger after contact: #31-Ryan Newman is not happy with #47-AJ Allmendinger after the two made contact in Sunday's Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway. Newman's streak of consecutive top-10 finishes at Pocono Raceway came to an end Sunday when he was involved in an incident with Allmendinger on lap 141. Allmendinger, who was battling Newman for seventh, appeared to slide up the track just a little as the duo raced through Turn 1 and made contact with the left-rear of Newman's car in the outside lane. That caused the No. 31 Chevrolet to hit the wall and Newman's day ended with a severely damaged car. "It's pretty obvious what happened," Newman said. "The #47 (Allmendinger) just ran out of talent. He has got one coming now."(Motor Racing Network)(6-8-2015)

  • Allmendinger agrees to five year deal with JTG Daugherty: Today during a NASCAR media availability at Kansas Speedway, AJ Allmendinger revealed to media members that he has signed an extension to his driver agreement with JTG Daugherty Racing that will make him the driver of the #47 Chevy SS for at least through the 2020 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race season. "I have always said I have a verbal lifetime contract with JTG Daugherty Racing, but I want to announce today that I have officially signed a contract for a five year deal," Allmendinger said. "It's pretty cool to me because I love it here and love the family atmosphere Jodi (Geschickter), Tad (Geschickter) and Brad (Daugherty) have established. Not only do we have a family bond, we have a healthy future with some of the biggest and best brands in the business." This announcement follows The Kroger Company's news of sponsoring the team for multiple years starting with 17 races this season and 24 in 2016. Kroger is one of many great partners of JTG Daugherty Racing, such as, Better Than Bouillon, BUSH'S Beans, Charter Spectrum, Clorox, Core Power, Freightliner, Glad, Hidden Valley, House-Autry, Hungry Jack, Kingsford, SCOTT Products and Shore Lunch.(JTG Daugherty Racing)(5-9-2015)

  • Kroger steps up program with JTG Daugherty Racing: JTG Daugherty Racing announced that they are expanding their relationship with The Kroger Co. After six years of sponsoring the #47 Chevy in the Daytona 500, Kroger will have primary real estate for at least 24 races for multiple years. AJ Allmendinger, who has one victory, two pole awards, seven top-five finishes, 37 top-10 finishes and competed in The Chase last season, eagerly welcomes the new Kroger relationship. "I know that the folks at Kroger are so pumped up about being a part of this race team and they are just as excited as I am," Allmendinger said. "Tad and Jodi (Geschickter) and Brad (Daugherty) have a longstanding relationship with Kroger through their Daytona 500 partnership and it is cool to see it grow into something so big. To get personal text messages from their executives, I know they are overjoyed about it. It's neat to see firsthand how involved all of our sponsors want to be. Tying everything together will really help us take our race team to the next level. Kroger is really passionate about this sport and about our team. We look forward to making them a bigger part of the JTG Daugherty Racing family."
    "Kroger has a fully integrated 'Race to Savings' activation plan that will be world class," JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Tad Geschickter said. "Obviously, expanding our relationship with the largest grocery retailer in America is huge for our team and our sponsors; but, is equally significant for the NASCAR industry. We are humbled that they chose us to fly their colors over the coming race seasons."(JTG Daugherty Racing), see images of the car on the #47 Team Schemes page.(4-30-2015)

  • Allmendinger interested in Indy, Charlotte double: #47-AJ Allmendinger wants to do the double. Oh, yes, he does. In an exclusive interview with FOXSports.com Friday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway, Allmendinger's eyes grew wide when he talked about the possibility of racing in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. And with good reason. Two years ago, Allmendinger drove one of Roger Penske's IndyCar entries at the Indy 500, leading 23 of 200 laps en route to a seventh-place finish. Asked by FOXSports.com if he'd like to race Indy again, Allmendinger allowed as how he would. "You never know. You never say never," said Allmendinger, who comes into Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race fifth in points. "The only problem is I was definitely spoiled by doing it with Roger Penske for the first time ever," said Allmendinger. "And I would only do it if it was an opportunity to go win that race, because leading at Indy is a feeling I've never had before in my life. My heart was beating, shaking in the car. I want to experience that again, so if it's the right opportunity, I'd love to do it." Adding the Coca-Cola 600 in his #47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevy would be icing on the cake. "To do the double, the cool thing is Tad (Geschickter, team co-owner) has already said he would be completely open to it, the sponsors would love to jump in on it. So, the right opportunity, yes. But at this point in my life, I'm just so focused on this #47 team. That's where I want to be." (FoxSports)(3-22-2015)

  • NASCAR issues inspection penalty UPDATE: NASCAR handed out one inspection penalty Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, with a second potential penalty under review. #7-Alex Bowman of Tommy Baldwin Racing will lose 15 minutes of practice time in the opening round of practice Friday at Auto Club Speedway. Bowman's car did not make it out of the garage on time Sunday morning at PIR. Also, AJ Allmendinger's #47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet went through inspection four times and is under review for a possible penalty. A NASCAR official said "other issues" may have been responsible for the car's inspection problems. A decision likely would come on Monday or Tuesday.(FoxSports)(3-15-2015)
    UPDATE: NASCAR says no-harm, no-foul on the #47 JTG Daugherty Racing team following pre-race inspection issues at Phoenix International Raceway. On Sunday, the crew made four attempts to pass through the laser platform inspection station prior to the start of Sunday's CampingWorld.com 500. Before the race, a NASCAR representative said the No. 47's situation was "under further review" at the behest of Sprint Cup Series director Richard Buck. It was later determined that the wheel plate that sits inside the wheel bead and measure the toe of the rear, the forward and aft for offset and wheel base and rear end location for the truck arm crossmember was not tight enough to provide an accurate reading. Therefore, the #47 team and AJ Allmendinger will not be penalized practice time this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. NASCAR did confirm however, that the #7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy, which did not line up and get out of the garage in time and the #83 BK Racing Toyota, which did not pass inspection on the second attempt will be held for 15 minutes in first practice on Friday at Fontana.(Motorsport)(3-18-2015)

  • #47 Jack Man injured at Phoenix: It was nothing more than a routine jump off the wall during Sunday's race in Phoenix that ended up tearing a calf muscle for Jackman Michael Klein. During the middle of the race the caution came out and pit stops were happening. Klein left the wall as he always does and when he landed he knew something was wrong. Mike did manage to finish the stop but it was slow, in his words...very slow! The team found a replacement to finish out the race and Mike said he expects to be out 6 weeks. Mike is not only the Jack Man for the #47 but doubles as the pit coach as well. Mike is relentless in the gym and you can expect to see a full effort in rehab.(Pit Talks)(3-16-2015)

  • Allmendinger changes engines; will start from rear: #47AJ Allmendinger on the team making an engine change following the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session:
    "They saw something they didn't like. What has been awesome about this whole ECR package is this is the first time I've has something like this happen in over a year. The guys are working hard. They will fix it. More importantly we have just got to make the Kingsford Chevy better. We are not very good right now.""
    Did you have any sort of inclination something was going wrong?
    "No. I didn't like the temperature and that was it. They made the call. I just worry about the race car.
    Brian Burns, #47 team crew chief: "We didn't qualify as well as we wanted to anyway, so we decided to take the opportunity to change it (the engine) now and eliminate any doubts. We have a good race car and ECR Engines have been awesome all year. We are just taking some precautionary measures to make sure we are good to go to the end."(Team Chevy PR)(3-14-2015)

  • Allmendinger battles flu, finishes 6th: #47-AJ Allmendinger battled the flu - and 42 of NASCAR's best to finish sixth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. After a trip to the infield care center for antibiotics, the driver of the #47 Clorox Chevy, remained in bed from about 2:00pm Saturday until it was time to attend the drivers meeting prior to the Kobalt 400. He acknowledged that had the race been held Saturday night, Allmendinger doesn't know if he would have made it. But when it was time to strap in, Allmedinger gutted it out to a sixth-place finish. "We started out during the weekend and kept picking away at it and each session we got a little bit better and a little bit better," said Allmedinger, who started 22nd on Sunday. "A lot of credit goes to the RCR (Richard Childress Racing) alliance. The 78 (Martin Truex Jr.) and the 31 (Ryan Newman) were really fast all weekend. We kind of stole from them a little bit going into final practice. That helped us and really helped us today. Allmendinger credited the tire test he participated in for Goodyear here in January along with the RCR alliance in helping the #47 Clorox Chevy get up to speed particularly with the new rules package. Although intermediate tracks were a stumbling block for the team last season, Allmendinger has posted two top 10 finishes on the 1.5-mile tracks this season. After Allmendinger's second top 10 of the season, he finished seventh at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, he moved up to fifth in the point standings - a career-best after three races.(Motorsport)(3-9-2015)

  • Allmendinger battles flu, finishes 6th: #47-AJ Allmendinger battled the flu - and 42 of NASCAR's best to finish sixth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. After a trip to the infield care center for antibiotics, the driver of the #47 Clorox Chevy, remained in bed from about 2:00pm Saturday until it was time to attend the drivers meeting prior to the Kobalt 400. He acknowledged that had the race been held Saturday night, Allmendinger doesn't know if he would have made it. But when it was time to strap in, Allmedinger gutted it out to a sixth-place finish. "We started out during the weekend and kept picking away at it and each session we got a little bit better and a little bit better," said Allmedinger, who started 22nd on Sunday. "A lot of credit goes to the RCR (Richard Childress Racing) alliance. The 78 (Martin Truex Jr.) and the 31 (Ryan Newman) were really fast all weekend. We kind of stole from them a little bit going into final practice. That helped us and really helped us today. Allmendinger credited the tire test he participated in for Goodyear here in January along with the RCR alliance in helping the #47 Clorox Chevy get up to speed particularly with the new rules package. Although intermediate tracks were a stumbling block for the team last season, Allmendinger has posted two top 10 finishes on the 1.5-mile tracks this season. After Allmendinger's second top 10 of the season, he finished seventh at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, he moved up to fifth in the point standings - a career-best after three races.(Motorsport)(3-9-2015)

  • New sponsor for JTG Daugherty Racing at AMS: "This week we are Fueled with Flavor," AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Chevy, said "I can't think of a better weekend to unveil our #47 Better Than Bouillon Chevrolet scheme than Atlanta Motor Speedway. It's going to be so cold there and I'll be opening up a jar of Better than Bouillon - which is a Southeastern Mills brand - to make some chicken noodle soup. You can use it for so many different meals. Visit www.betterthanbouillon.com to learn more about all of the ways you can use it. I really like this paint scheme, it looks fast."(JTG Daugherty), see an image of the scheme on the #47 Team Schemes page.(2-26-2015)

  • Allmendinger not planning running Sprint Unlimited UPDATE: per a Tweet from Chris Knight of Catchfence: "@AJDinger and JTG-Daughtery representatives confirm team as of today do NOT plan to participate in Sprint Unlimited @DISupdates". So #47-AJ Allmendinger doesn't plan on running the Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona on Feb 14th (FOX at 8:pm/et). So with #55-Brian Vickers (pole winner) and #47-Allmendinger (Chase driver) not running the event, the next two drivers in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship points would get into the Sprint Unlimited: #15-Clint Bowyer and #27-Paul Menard. And no word if Brian Scott, who won a pole at Talladega last May, will run the event. Scott supposedly will run the #29 RCR Chevy in the Daytona 500 but no word if he will run the Sprint Unlimited. If Scott doesn't run the race, the spot would go to #13-Casey Mears who was 26th in drivers points.(2-2-2015)
    UPDATE: #47-AJ Allmendinger will not compete in next weekend's Sprint Unlimited because his team was unable to find sponsorship for the exhibition event. JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter told MotorsportsTalk that NASCAR's late decision to include all 16 Chase drivers in the Sprint Unlimited left his organization with little time to find a sponsor. "It was nowhere on our radar until they changed the rules on it,'' Geschickter said Monday of competing in the Sprint Unlimited. "If we had won a pole during the season and knew we were in it, I'm sure we would have been well prepared for it. We appreciate being grandfathered in, but, obviously, have to manage our resources to deliver the best year-end points finish we can for our sponsors.'' Geschickter said he's not worried about missing additional track time at Daytona International Speedway by skipping the race. JTG Daugherty enters its second year as part of an alliance with Richard Childress Racing and will be able to get information and notes from other RCR alliance cars in that race. Geschickter says the team has three superspeedway cars ready for the season. "Obviously, if you go tear one up before the season starts, that's a big hit to a budget,'' Geschickter said. As for sponsorship this season, Geschickter says the team has only three races to sell. Those races are in the second half of the year.(NBC Sports), see news, rules and more on the 2015 Sprint Unlimited page.(2-2-2015)

  • Burns to return as crew chief for Allmendinger: Brian Burns made it official this week by signing a contract to continue his journey at JTG Daugherty Racing as crew chief for driver AJ Allmendinger and the #47 Chevy SS team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The 38-year-old led the single-car operation to their first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Watkins Glen International on August 10, 2014, which clinched a coveted spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In addition to a win and clinching a Chase berth, the team earned their highest points finish (13th) under Burns' direction since their series debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Australian driver Marcos Ambrose on July 27, 2008. Burns, a Purdue University mechanical engineer graduate and former Indiana Army National Guard Sergeant (E-5), enters his third full-time season at the helm and is focused on having a more consistent year.(JTG Daugherty Racing)(1-7-2015)

  • Burns to remain with JTG Daugherty Racing: Brian Burns has agreed to terms with JTG/Daugherty Racing to remain as crew chief for the #47 Chevy for the next two seasons. Burns graduated from Indiana University/Purdue University in 2000. He worked as a race engineer with Earnhardt Ganassi six seasons and enjoyed a lead engineer role with Front Row Motorsports from 2009-2011 before joining JTGD. In 2012, Burns was named crew chief for Bobby Labonte mid-way through the season. He remained in the role during the transition with AJ Allmendinger last season and qualified for the company's first Chase to the Sprint Cup berth this year following his win at Watkins Glen in August. "Well, for 20 years we have been building an organization and heading towards a goal," JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Geschickter said. "A large part of achieving goals is knowing you can, believing you can and knowing the steps to take. At the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series level, we hadn't achieved the highest level of winning races and being with the elite teams in the Chase. Now, we have done that and competed at a high level against those guys. Now, we know we can do it and we know the steps it took to do that. I believe this season can springboard us to the next level just having achieved some of our goals."(Motorsport)(11-9-2014)

  • Brad Daugherty to Remain with ESPN: Brad Daugherty, a former five-time NBA All-Star and college basketball standout, will serve as an NBA and college basketball analyst beginning in November. Daugherty will appear regularly on NBA Tonight, NBA Coast to Coast, SportsCenter and on additional news and information programming. He will also serve as an analyst for most games in ESPNU's ACC Sunday night package, in addition to other select games, beginning Dec. 1. "I'm ecstatic about having the opportunity to remain a part of the ESPN family," said Daugherty. "I thoroughly look forward to working with the talented individuals and crews that bring basketball into millions of homes on ESPN throughout the season."
    Daugherty most recently served as an ESPN NASCAR analyst on NASCAR Countdown, NASCAR Now and across ESPN platforms. He previously covered college basketball as a reporter for ESPN and ABC on ACC telecasts from 1999-2001. Before joining ESPN, Daugherty served as a game analyst for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs local telecasts. Daugherty played eight seasons in the NBA for the Cavaliers after being selected as the first overall pick in the 1986 Draft. Throughout his career, Daugherty averaged 19 points and 9.5 rebounds a game. His No. 43 jersey, a number he wore in honor of Richard Petty, was retired by the Cavaliers in 1997. A 1986 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Daugherty joined the Tar Heels as a 16-year-old freshman. He was a two-time All-ACC player and a first-team All-America in his senior year, when he averaged 20.2 points and 9 rebounds per game.(ESPN)(10-29-2014)

  • Brad Daugherty launches Hoops Against Hunger: A busy Wednesday for Brad Daugherty included a brief talk at the Southern Conference Basketball meetings at the Biltmore Estate, launching a charitable campaign against hunger with a goal of raising $1 million, and sharing the news that he is returning to TV as a basketball analyst. The first pick of the 1986 NBA Draft is also pumped up about his Brad Daugherty Foundation, working with Eblen Charities and the SoCon for Hoops Against hunger, a program that will provide meals for students who don't get enough to eat at home during extended holiday breaks from school. The plan is to bring together public, private and sports organizations to help fight hunger, including basketball teams that will raise food and donations during their seasons and bring them to the SoCon Basketball Championships in March 2015, to be held in Asheville for a fourth straight season. Daugherty, who helped give away more than 10,000 meals last Thanksgiving in WNC, said his goal is to reach out to contacts in basketball and NASCAR and raise $1 million for Hoops Against Hunger.(PR)(10-17-2014)

  • First win for car #47 since 1986: When A.J. Allmendinger won the Cheez-It 355 Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International on August 10, 2014, it was the first time since March 16, 1986 that a driver had won a Sprint Cup Series race in a car #47. Morgan Shepherd won at Atlanta in a Jack Beebe owned Buick crew chiefed by Jake Elder. The car #47 has 25 Sprint Cup Series wins in its history. See more on wins by car numbers on the Wins by Car Numbers page.(8-14-2014)

  • Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen: #47-A.J. Allmendinger won the Cheez-It 355 Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International for his 1st win of the season, 1st win at Watkins Glen, and 1st career win. He and Ambrose battled door to door for much of the final laps of the race.
    #9-Ambrose finished 2nd followed by #41-Busch, #42-Larson, #99-Edwards, #22-Logano, #4-Harvick, #16-Biffle, #20-Kenseth, and #55-Vickers..
    Pole winner #24-Gordon had electrical problems during the race and finished 34th, 3 laps down.
    #14-Regan Smith, filling in for Tony Stewart, was involved in a late race accident and finished 37th.
    There was a large wreck on lap 56 when #16-Biffle got off course and then came back on the track, causing #31-Newman to get into the back of Biffle and spin into the barrier. Newman's car then bounced back out into traffic and clipped McDowell, ripping the rear suspension out of McDowell's car and sending him into another barrier. Several other cars suffered some damage checking up or running through the debris. The race was red flagged for a total of 1 hour and 21 minutes while the track was cleared and the barriers were repaired.
    There was another red flag of nearly 20 minutes for track clean up with 4 laps remaining when #11-Hamlin hit sand barriers at the end of pit road after a spin.
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. (3 wins) takes the points lead, now 5 over #24-Gordon.
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. still leads the Chase Grid with 3 wins and not 1st in points followed by #2-Keselowski with 3 wins, 4th in points.
    There were 5 lead changes among 6 drivers. There were 6 cautions for 17 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 90.123mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Watkins Glen Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Watkins Glen Penalty Report (pdf).
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).(8-10-2014)

  • JTG Daugherty to make sponsorship announcement UPDATE: "The Clorox Company announced at Sonoma Raceway they were returning to JTG Daugherty Racing as a primary sponsor through 2017 and now we have some more news," #47-A.J. Allmendinger said. "On Friday, we will announce another major partner that is returning. We're pretty excited at all the great things going on for us right now."(JTG Daugherty Racing)(8-6-2014)
    UPDATE: JTG Daugherty Racing announced Kimberly-Clark Corporation extended their sponsorship of the #47 Chevy with driver AJ Allmendinger through the 2017 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with their SCOTT, Viva, Kleenex, Cottonelle and Huggies brands. Kimberly-Clark Corporation's essential brands touch nearly 1 of 4 people globally every day by placing consumers at the center of everything they do. Billions worldwide choose their products to make a positive difference in their lives. Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 brand share in more than 80 countries.(JTG Daugherty Racing)(8-8-2014)

  • Hungry Jack joins JTG Daugherty for 2 races: JTG Daugherty Racing has some of the finest quality brands activating in the Sprint Cup Series with the #47 Chevy SS team and announce the addition of Hungry Jack pancake mixes and breakfast syrups, which are part of The J.M. Smucker Company. Hungry Jack will have prominent positioning on the #47 Chevy SS race car during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 31, 2014, and the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 16, 2014. The brand will also have presence as an associate partner for the remainder of the season, including in-store opportunities for its retail partners.(JTG Daugherty Racing), see an image of the car on the #47 team paint schemes page.(5-6-2014)

  • JTG Daugherty forms technical alliance with RCR: JTG Daugherty Racing team officials announced a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing that will include receiving ECR Engines and engineering services during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with driver AJ Allmendinger behind the wheel of the #47 entry. "We certainly appreciate all the support that TRD (Toyota Racing Development) has provided to JTG Daugherty Racing for five years and we are great fans of their business model," JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter said. "As a single-car team, we feel that aligning directly with a successful multi-car organization like Richard Childress Racing is what will work best for us in 2014." After nearly 15 years of success in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, JTG Daugherty Racing ventured into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with driver Marcos Ambrose at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July of 2008. Ambrose went on to score the team's career-best finish with second-place at Watkins Glen International on August 10, 2009. 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte took the reins in 2011 and delivered his best finish with the team at Daytona International Speedway on February, 20, 2011 when he crossed the finish line in fourth-place. This season AJ Allmendinger has earned the team's best finish of the season (10th-place) at Watkins Glen International in August and will be behind the wheel of the #47 full-time starting in 2014.(JTG Daughterty Racing)(11-25-2013)

  • Allmendinger gets ride with JTG Daugherty UPDATES - Official: AJ Allmendinger has an offer to drive the #47 JTG Daugherty NASCAR Sprint Cup car in 2014. Team owner Tad Geschickter confirmed to FOXSports.com a full-time deal had been offered to Allmendinger. The driver confirmed JTGD's proposal late Wednesday night. Allmendinger, 31, has competed in NASCAR, IndyCar and Grand-Am this season. With his experience in a variety of different series and manufacturers, JTGD brought Allmendinger in for the Michigan June race to provide a second opinion on what areas the needed improvement with the car - mechanical, aerodynamic or engine. At that time, the team's current driver Bobby Labonte was 27th in the standings.(Fox Sports)(8-29-2013)
    UPDATE: AJ Allmendinger has agreed to a full-time deal to drive the #47 JTG Daugherty NASCAR Sprint Cup car in 2014. Sources say the team has scheduled a news conference for Saturday. Although team owner Tad Geschickter has offered Labonte a position within the company, the 49-year-old former Cup champion told FOXSports.com on Aug. 24 that he had not made a decision regarding his 2014 plans (FoxSports).
    AND AJ Allmendinger will become the full-time driver of the #47 Sprint Cup car for JTG Daugherty Racing in 2014, sources told ESPN.com on Thursday. Allmendinger has accepted a three-year deal to replace Bobby Labonte, who has been in the car since 2011. A formal announcement is expected Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where Allmendinger will drive the #47 in Sunday's Cup race.(ESPN)(8-29-2013)
    UPDATE 2: JTG Daugherty Racing officials announced that AJ Allmendinger will pilot the #47 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry full-time beginning with the 2014 season. "For me, it is an amazing opportunity," Allmendinger said. "I looked at this year as a new beginning for me. I have worked hard and feel fortunate about every opportunity this season and I am very grateful. It has been nice to have the chance to really get to know the JTG Daugherty Racing team and the owners Brad (Daugherty), Jodi and Tad (Geschickter). This is the start of something full-time and I look forward to the next full blown chapter of my career with JTG Daugherty Racing."
    "We are very thankful to Bobby," JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Brad Daugherty said. "He did such a great job establishing baselines for our company and we are glad we were able to extend his racing streak as long as we did. He is a champion of our sport and has won 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. He has a Hall of Fame career and we are very thankful to him and want to work with him in the future with our company. We will try to provide him with best resources to get him to victory lane this season."
    As one chapter closes for the #47 team, a new one begins with Allmendinger. "We are pleased to have an opportunity to work with AJ going forward," Daugherty said. "We think he is up and coming with so much potential in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. We have a great opportunity to get to victory lane. AJ's hungry to compete to win. We are looking forward to the next chapter of our program and he is a big part of it."(JTG Daugherty Racing)(8-31-2013)

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