Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sources: Allmendinger Talking To Penske Racing

NASCAR Silly Season remains in full swing this week, with multiple sources saying AJ Allmendinger is now a leading candidate to drive Penske Racing’s No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge next season.

Former Roush Fenway Racing driver David Ragan met with Penske Racing officials and their sponsors recently, hoping to replace the departed Kurt Busch. Those negotiations reportedly ended early this week when Best Buy announced plans to leave Allmendinger’s No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford for a limited schedule of races with Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards at Roush Fenway Racing. That move left Allmendinger without a guaranteed ride for the 2012 campaign, and talks were quickly initiated between the former Champ Car World Series star and Penske Racing.

An announcement of Allmendinger’s signing could come as quickly as this week, and talks are reportedly underway to have Ragan replace Allmendinger in the legendary #43 Ford.


  1. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Excellant news both drivers will do great!
    Charles D Barnes...(trimman66)

  2. This would be fantastic for AJ!

  3. Anonymous10:47 AM

    I would love to see AJ in Penske equipment, a win should come quickly!

  4. Go get 'em AJ!!! More Cali boys in quality rides doesn't hurt my feelings one bit!!!

  5. Other reporters are saying he has already signed! ???

  6. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Penske Racing has an official statement posted, its a done deal

  7. I prefer Busch over David. Sigh.