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AJ Allmendinger drives No. 16 Chevrolet to second-place finish at Road America

AJ Allmendinger finished second in the Henry 180 at Road America on Saturday.

Allmendinger’s top-five finish, the fourth time he has achieved that result this year, added 45 points to his season total.

Allmendinger started in 33rd position and led nine laps in the race. The sixth-year driver has secured four career victories, with eight top-five finishes and 10 results inside the top 10.

Victory Lane at Road America is a familiar place for Allmendinger, who has one career win at the track. His second-place finish also marks the first time he has finished in the top five at Road America and his first top-10.

The Los Gatos, California native began the race 18 spots behind his career mark of 14.6, but finished nine places ahead of his career average of 10.5.

Allmendinger battled against a field of 37 drivers on the way to his second-place finish. The race endured seven cautions and 15 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 13 lead changes.

Austin Cindric secured the win in the race, followed by Allmendinger’s second-place finish. Chase Briscoe placed third, Kaz Grala secured fourth place, and Andy Lally took the No. 5 spot.

After Justin Haley won Stage 1, Allmendinger drove the No. 16 car to victory in Stage 2.

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