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AJ Allmendinger taking life 1 day at a time

Updated: May 20, 2013, 9:00 PM ET
Associated Press

(Eds: Fixes typo in first paragraph. With AP Photos.)

By JENNA FRYER

AP Auto Racing Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- AJ Allmendinger's parents attended their first Indianapolis 500 in 1979, when they camped in a grassy lot and watched Rick Mears win his first 500.

Their son was born two years later -- Greg Allmendinger named him after A.J. Foyt, his favorite driver -- and for a time it seemed like the Allmendingers would make it back to Indy with him. Allmendinger had risen through ...

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