2-time IKF Champion 2002 Barber Dodge Pro Series Champion
Anthony James "A. J." Allmendinger (born December 16, 1981), nicknamed The Dinger, is an American racecar driver. He is best known for his accomplishments in the Champ Car World Series. Allmendinger currently drives the #43 Best Buy Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports in the Sprint Cup Series. He is married to Canadian model Lynne Kushnirenko.
He started his career in karts. He won two International Karting Federation Grand National championships.