Anthony James "A. J." Allmendinger (born December 16, 1981) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 47 Chevrolet SS for JTG Daugherty Racing. He earned five wins and a third championship place in the 2006 Champ Car season. Afterwards, he began competing in NASCAR. Moreover, he has competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona since the 2006 edition for Michael Shank's team, finishing first in 2012, second in 2006 and third in 2013.