PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
Kroger (24 races)(2017+)
Bush's Baked Beans(2017+)
Food 4 Less (Kroger)
Smith's Food Store's (Kroger)
Scott Products (? races)(2017)
Kimberly-Clark / Scott's (? races)(2017)
Louisiana Hot Sauce
Glad Bags & Wraps
Harris Teeter (Charlotte - May)
ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS
2017 sponsor lineup by race
Daytona - 2/26, Kroger ClickList / Stouffer's / Cheez-It
Atlanta - 3/5, Kroger ClickList / Lean Cusine / Cheerios
Las Vegas - 3/12, Kroger ClickList / CoffeeMate / Cheez-It
Phoenix - 3/19, Fry's / Velveeta / Nature Valley
Auto Club - 3/26, Ralph's ClickList / Oscar Mayer
Martinsville - 4/2, Kroger ClickList / DiGiorno / Cheerios
Texas - 4/9, Kroger ClickList / Hot Pockets / Cheerios
Contract Status: Driver: 2020; Sponsors: Kroger 2017+; Kimberly-Clark: 2017, Clorox/Kingsford 2017; Crew Chief: 2017+
#47 Team / Driver News
JTG Daugherty unveils Darlington throwback scheme: A.J. Allmendinger's throwback scheme will honor Terry Labonte's 1986 Piedmont Airlines car.[More](7-28-2017)
Ernie Cope takes over as Allmendinger's crew chief: Ernie Cope will take over crew chief duties on the #47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet and driver AJ Allmendinger, effective immediately. Randall Burnett, who was recruited for the position after the 2015 season, will be reassigned within JTGD.[More](5-19-2017)
Dell partners with JTG Daugherty Racing: Dell EMC announces that, for the first time ever, the company is sponsoring a NASCAR team, JTG Daugherty Racing. Through this partnership, Dell EMC is working with JTG Daugherty Racing to help provide a competitive edge through the implementation of technology within the racecar, on the track and at the shop.[More](4-10-2017)
#47 team to appeal penalty UPDATE: ESPN's Bob Pockrass tweeted that JTG Daugherty Racing would appeal the points part of the penalty assessed the team last week for loose/missing lugnuts.[More](3-16-2017)
UPDATE: The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld penalties against the #47 JTG Daugherty Racing team that competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following a hearing Wednesday at NASCAR's Research & Development Center in Concord, N.C.[More](3-22-2017)
Fry's featured on the #47 at Phoenix ClickList: "We're continuing to tell people about how easy ClickList is to use," Allmendinger said. "You sign up, you order your groceries online and then you go pick them up when ready. I've tried it out myself and it so convenient. If I can do it, anyone can do it."
Phoenix International Raceway: "Phoenix is a flat track, but the corners are different," Allmendinger said. "Turns 1 and 2 are definitely different than when you go through 3 and 4. It's a tough racetrack that's for sure.(JTG Daugherty Racing)[More]
#47 team to appeal penalty ESPN's Bob Pockrass tweeted that JTG Daugherty Racing would appeal the points part of the penalty assessed the team last week for loose/missing lugnuts [More](3-16-2017)
Allmendinger penalized for loose lug nuts: NASCAR released its weekly Post-Event Penalty Report, this week for Atlanta Motor Speedway.
#47-Allmendinger - Violation of Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels.
Note: Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes.
Lug nut(s) not properly installed.
Crew chief (Randall Burnett) has been fined $65,000 and suspended from the next three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points events. Team has been assessed with the loss of 35 driver and 35 owner points.[More](3-8-2017)
AJ Allmendinger faces discipline over loose lug nuts in Cup race JTG Daugherty Racing driver AJ Allmendinger faces a 35-point penalty and his crew chief Randall Burnett faces a three-race suspension and a $65,000 fine because Allmendinger had three lug nuts not secure on his car at the end of the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Atlanta. Allmendinger, who finished third last week in the Daytona 500, was 26th Sunday. He is 11th in the standings thanks to the Daytona finish, but a 35-point penalty would drop him from to 35th in the standings two races into the season.[More](3-5-2017)
Several cars to the rear for Daytona 500: With their primary cars damaged in Thursday night's Can-Am Duel 150-mile qualifying races, #48-Jimmie Johnson, #27-Paul Menard and #21-Ryan Blaney will start the Daytona 500 from the rear of the field in backup race cars. They'll be joined at the rear by three cars that failed to meet the minimum ride height requirement during inspection after the Duels.[More](2-24-2017)
Sponsor for Buescher? UPDATE: hearing that Korger will be the primary sponsor for Chris Buescher on JTG Daughtery Racing's new #37 Chevy in 2017. No word how many races or if Kroger will still sponsor AJ Allmendinger on JTG Daughtery Racing's #47 Chevy, but Bush's Bean's, Scott Products and others are expected to return to the #47 (1-6-2017)
UPDATE: change of plans?.......been told that Kroger will be the full time primary sponsor on the #47 of AJ Allmendinger and the combination of sponsors, Bush's Beans, Clorox, Cheerios, Kingsford and others will be the sponsors of #37-Chris Buescher (1-9-2017)
Chris Buescher to 2nd JTG Daughtery team? UPDATE 2: Greg Biffle's decision to leave Roush-Fenway Racing on Monday triggered a strange chain reaction that will include the slumping racing company loaning driver Chris Buescher to a rival manufacturer next season. Buescher will drive for a newly-created second Chevrolet team at JTG Daughtery Racing in 2017. Roush Fenway is expected to scuttle Biffle's #16 team, and that could make that team's charter available to the highest bidder - including the new JTG Daughtery entry. Despite fielding full-time teams for Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne, Roush Fenway hasn't won a race since 2014. By loaning Buescher to JTG Daugherty next year, Ford Racing will be able to work on upgrades with Roush Fenway while keeping one of its young drivers under contract. "It was a mutual agreement," Biffle said. "It's been frustrating for everyone. I've been the one carrying the company banner. It just didn't get any better. I didn't see a light at the end of the tunnel, so I decided I'd rather do something else - even if it means not driving anymore. I owe Jack everything I've accomplished in this sport. Some things just run their course." Roush said Biffle was one of the anchors of his entire race team. "I don't have the words to say what Greg has meant to this organization," Roush said in a team release. "He is a true racer who has always exhibited a will to win and an intense passion for speed. For almost two decades Greg has given us an opportunity to run up front and compete for wins. Greg exemplifies what every owner hopes for in a driver and I'm extremely thankful for having him as part of our organization."(Florida Times Union)(11-21-2016)
UPDATE: From Bob Pockrass Twitter: "Tad Geschickter says nothing done yet as far as plans for second JTG car next year."(11-22-2016)
UPDATE 2: Roush Fenway Racing Announces 2017 NASCAR Cup Plans: Roush Fenway Racing has announced its 2017 plans for the NASCAR Cup Series that will see the organization field a two-car Cup operation next season, with drivers Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. piloting the #6 and #17 Ford Fusions, respectively, in NASCAR's highest series. In addition, Kevin Kidd and Tommy Wheeler will lead Roush Fenway's overall competition efforts going forward. Kidd will assume the role of Competition Director, and Wheeler will serve as the team's Operations Director. The team will lease its #16 NASCAR Charter and driver Chris Buescher to JTG Racing in 2017. "We have been able to shore up our plans for 2017 and we feel that this will continue to move us in a direction that will yield improved performance and results," said Roush Fenway co-owner Jack Roush. "We saw improvement in our cars and made substantial gains in our performance at times last season, and we will continue to build on that by maintaining a robust engineering group in order to take the next step by consistently running up front."
The #6 team will once again be led by veteran crew chief Matt Puccia. Brian Pattie, who was the crew chief for the #16 Cup Series team last season, will transition to crew chief of the #17 team. Nick Sandler, who served as the #17 crew chief the last two seasons, has been named Director of Engineering. Robbie Reiser, who has played an integral role on the competition side at Roush Fenway Racing for a number of years, will remain with the organization in a yet to be determined position. Kidd has served as Roush Fenway's Cup Team Manager - supervising all at-track operations - for the previous two seasons, after coming over from Joe Gibbs Racing where he worked as a crew chief for the previous half decade. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from Virginia Tech, and has worked as a lead engineer for multiple teams and drivers. Wheeler, who holds a B.S. in physics from Davidson College, joined Roush Fenway in 2009. A 20-plus year veteran of the sport, he has served in many capacities for the team, including as the team's production director since 2011, overseeing the building and production of all of the organization's Cup and XFINITY Series cars. (RFR)(11-29-2016)
AND Chris Buescher will drive a second car for JTG Daugherty in 2017, the team stated Tuesday. "We can confirm at this time that JTG Daugherty Racing is currently in the process of starting a second team in the NASCAR premier series," JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Tad Geschickter said in a statement. "We would also like to confirm and welcome Chris Buescher to the team as our driver for the second car. More details will follow." Said Buescher, 24, in a statement: "I can confirm that I have signed to race for JTG Daugherty Racing as they expand to a two-car team in the NASCAR premier series in 2017. I'm thankful for the opportunity and look forward to competing for a spot in the Chase. We'll have more details at a later date."(NBC Sports)(11-29-2016)
JTG Daugherty lauches "47 Wishes": JTG Daugherty Racing always looks for ways to give back to the community. In recent months, team owners Jodi & Tad Geschickter and their racing organization launched 47 Wishes, which empowers the #47 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team to bring forth ideas to assist individuals or families in the community. 47 Wishes can range from something small to something big.
"47 Wishes is a wonderful way for us to give back," JTG Daugherty Racing operations manager Mark Kelso said. "We granted our first wish to one of our team members by helping a family he heard about that needed help." On September 15, 2015, members of the JTG Daugherty Racing family learned of a one-year-old little girl named Emily Hinton from north Charlotte. Emily had been severely burned when a gas can exploded at her family home while she was playing in the backyard. The incident was so serious that Emily was placed in a medically induced coma and was on life support. Little Emily suffered third-degree burns over nearly 60 percent of her body. Eight months later, her road to recovery has been long and she has fought through difficult surgeries and months-long hospital stays. Emily still has a challenging road ahead of her and medical bills are mounting. The team was able to provide some small relief, but it's tiny in comparison to what the community and churches have done to help. Little Emily still has a long road ahead of her that includes additional surgeries.(JTG Daugherty Racing)(6-2-2016)
Louisiana Hot Sauce to sponsor Allmendinger: JTG Daugherty Racing officials welcome The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce to the team through an expanded relationship with Southeastern Mills in efforts to promote the brand along with Better than Bouillon, Shore Lunch Premium Soup Mixes and Southeastern Mills Gravy Mixes at select events this season. "Southeastern Mills' business philosophy is in line with ours and we are fortunate to continue to represent a sophisticated food company like theirs and we are pleased to announce the addition of their Original Louisiana Hot Sauce," JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Tad Geschickter said. Allmendinger, who has one victory, four pole awards, seven top-five and 39 top-10 career finishes, also welcomes The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce brand to the family. It may be the newest addition to be sported on the #47 Chevrolet SS, but The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce has an eighty year reputation for quality and perfection.(JTG Daugherty Racing), see an image of the car on the #47 team paint schemes page.(3-30-2016)
JTG Daugherty Racing partners with MacroPoint: MacroPoint, creators of patented freight tracking software designed to give third party visibility into load status by tracking the location of a driver's mobile phone, including flip phones, or existing in-cab ELD/GPS devices, announced it will be the Official Logistics Track & Trace Provider of the #47 JTG Daugherty Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, tracking the trucks that haul for the Harrisburg, N.C. racing organization all over the country weekly until the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. For the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, drivers of the JTG Daugherty Racing trucks will be partnering with MacroPoint to MacroPoint Enable every trucker on the road. To follow the JTG Daugherty Racing team as it is tracked by MacroPoint, visit www.MacroPointRacing.com as they compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with an ECR Engines powered Chevrolet driven by AJ Allmendinger.(JTG Daugherty Racing)(3-24-2016)
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)
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)
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)