MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Roger Penske has hired AJ Allmendinger to replace Kurt Busch in the No. 22 car.
Last year, the 30-year-old Allmendinger had 10 top-10 finishes and was 15th in points driving Richard Petty's No. 43 car.
The move, announced Wednesday, takes Penske back to his open-wheel roots.
Allmendinger won the open-wheel Barber Dodge Pro Series title in 2002, the Toyota Atlantics championship in 2003 and was the 2004 rookie of the year in the now defunct Champ Car series. In 2005, he won five races and was third in Champ Car in points. He joined the Cup circuit in 2007.
Busch won two races, took three poles and was one of 12 drivers to compete in the season-ending chase. Two weeks ago, after six bumpy seasons, Busch and Penske parted ways.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

Bass Pro Shops Betting News and Notes on Fri, Aug 2016 by Blade
Sprint Cup Chase heats up on Tue, Aug 2016 by Blade
Cheez-It 355 Betting News and Notes on Thu, Aug 2016 by Blade
Pennsylvania 500 Betting News and Notes on Thu, Jul 2016 by Blade
Brickyard 400 Betting News and Notes on Sat, Jul 2016 by Blade

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Bass Pro Shops Night Race Picks The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drives under the lights tonight for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race. Here are some drivers we like to contend for the...
Thumbnail Food City 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series kicks off the racing weekend tonight with the Food City 300. Here are some drivers we like to...
Thumbnail Bass Pro Shops Night Race Odds The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action on Saturday night with the Bass Pro Shops Night Race. Here is a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Food City 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track at Bristol this week for the Food City 300. Here is a look at the odds to...
Thumbnail UNOH 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets back to racing tonight with the running of the UNOH 200. Here are some drivers we...
More inNASCAR Articles  
Advertisement