Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sources: Allmendinger Talking To Penske Racing
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.