AJ Allmendinger will begin a career in broadcasting this coming January.
NBC Sports announced Wednesday it had signed Allmendinger to a multi-year agreement to contribute “on various properties across NBC Sports’ unparalleled motorsports portfolio,” including as a booth analyst for NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. His debut will come on Saturday, January 26 during the Rolex 24 At Daytona — where he’ll be driving for Meyer Shank Racing.
Allmendinger is also going to make regular appearances on “NASCAR America.”
“AJ loves to race and is passionate about IMSA,” said Sam Flood, the executive producer and president of production at NBC Sports. “His career as a driver across IMSA, NASCAR and open wheel will bring a unique mix of experience and insight to the NBC Sports team.”
The transition for the 37-year-old Allmendinger comes after 13 years of competing in the NASCAR Cup Series. After spending the last five and a half years with JTG Daugherty Racing, the organization announced in September they were releasing him.
In 371 career starts, Allmendinger scored one win (Watkins Glen, 2014) that also qualified him for the playoffs. Allmendinger finished a career-best 13th in points that same season.
“I couldn’t be more excited to begin this new chapter in my life alongside some of the most knowledgeable and influential voices in motorsports,” Allmendinger said, “and to be a part of NBC Sports’ second-to-none coverage.”