A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS IN A.J. ALLMENDINGER’S STORY

Those of you who who have read these pages regularly know that yours truly has been following the story of A.J. Allmendinger closely. It’s hard to explain why. Perhaps spiritual beliefs fuel an interest in redemption stories, maybe it’s because in my own way, I was A.J. Allmendinger once. Whatever the case, a new chapter is about to unfold in his story. Many have written off the young racer’s career. Even before his positive tested for a banned substance (Allmendinger says ...

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IS ALLMENDINGER FINISHED? MAYBE NOT

If you ask most fans talking heads, A.J. Allmendinger is toast at Penske Racing, and has probably kissed good-bye his one shot at a quality Sprint Cup ride. Drugs in NASCAR? Until now, at least as drivers go, it’s pretty sure ticket to obscurity. Is it this time? Admittedly, it won’t be any fun to be A.J. Allmendinger having a “Come to Jesus” talk with The Captain. Roger Penske commands respect, and if his track record with former drivers- Kurt Busch comes to mind- i ...

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OPEN WHEEL POWER SHINES AT ATLANTA

 Kurt Busch won the spring Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second year in a row. He did it with a new crew chief, but the same car owner. Roger Penske strolled to victory lane on a day when the influence of single-seat and open cockpit racing became evident at the finish.  Penske, or "The Captain" as he is known around racing circuits, is synonymous with motorsports success. He has many owner trophies from NASCAR and even more from various Indycar-style series.& ...

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