Anthony James "A. J." Allmendinger (born December 16, 1981) is an American professional stock car racing driver who is currently a free agent. He last competed full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for JTG Daugherty Racing and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro for GMS Racing. He earned five wins and third place overall 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.