Days before the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, Indianapolis 500 qualifier A.J. Allmendinger and PGA TOUR golfer Spencer Levin, both members of Team IZOD, went head-to-head in a racing and golf competition on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the ‘Team IZOD Challenge’ on Tuesday, May 21.
To kick off the festivities, Allmendinger took Levin in a 140-mph-plus drive around the iconic speedway in the Chevy Camaro Festival Car and according to Levin, “we were going 140 and I can’t imagine going 100 mph faster than that.”
After a golf cart race to the lauded bricks, the duo switched disciplines with a chipping and putting contest in front of the Pagoda. In a closely contested chipping match, Allmendinger proved his golf skills and came out on top. Allmendinger noted after winning the chipping competition, “I’m as competitive on the golf course as I am at the track sometimes.”
When it came to the putting competition on the bricks the teammates tied and Levin joked, “he’s got more experience being on bricks than me.” But ultimately, it was the fans who won that day with autographs and prizes distributed to all fans in attendance.
Click here to see highlights from the golf challenge with AJ Allmendinger.
Photo credit: Steve Swope for IZOD
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