AJ Allmendinger claimed the victory in the Xfinity race at Las Vegas, finishing ahead of Daniel Hemric and Brandon Jones.
This is his first victory at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and with Kaulig Racing, after having a mixed difficult start to the season.
“The victory is very important, but I take more pride in how we’ve grown as an organization,” Allmendinger told the media, including ASN Motorsports. “The Daytona road course was disappointing, but I took so much pride that we were weak last year there, and then we showed up and took the lead and were so much stronger.
“Homestead was the same way last week. The finish was frustrating, but we led laps and Homestead is not even one of my best racetracks, and we had a chance to win the race.
“Winning takes some weight out of the shoulder like, ‘okay, we got one and now we can focus on the rest of the season,’ but it’s more about the process of how we run this year. I’d rather run like this and get a win than run mediocre and steal one somehow,” he concluded.
Allmendinger also highlighted how Kaulig Racing is investing in him, saying “he doesn’t bring in sponsors nor money,” but that they believe in his performance.
“They wanted me here because they wanted to keep improving. They tell me: there’s no pressure, you’re making it better, that’s all that matters.”