A.J. Allmendinger's first NASCAR victory in Saturday's Sprint Showdown came after he put Elliott Sadler into the wall. After getting knocked out of the race, an angry Sadler referred to Allmendinger as "what's his name."
Allmendinger said he called Sadler this week to apologize.
"He didn't call me back," Allmendinger said. "I don't know if he knew who it was because I did say, 'This is what's his name' when I left the message. So I'm not sure if he knew who it was. I've done what I can. I've apologized enough and now I'm just focused on this week."
Sadler said he had no desire to chat.
"I've got better things to do and more things to worry about than talking to him," Sadler said.
Allmendinger's win in his No. 84 Toyota earned him a spot in the All-Star race, where he finished 17th. Allmendinger is trying to get into the top 35 in the points standings so he doesn't have to qualify on speed for every race.
"It gives me a lot of confidence to know that I can go out there in a race situation and get the job done," Allmendinger said.