Allmendinger Gets Penske Seat For Fontana
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A.J. Allmendinger will get another crack at the IZOD IndyCar Series. Allmendinger will wheel a third Team Penske entry during the season-ending MAVTV 500 Oct. 19 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Allmendinger will drive the No. 2 IZOD Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet at the two-mile superspeedway as he looks to close the season with a strong finish in his return to open-wheel racing in 2013.
“I’m looking forward to racing the IZOD Chevy in the INDYCAR season finale,” said Allmendinger, who will make his sixth IZOD IndyCar Series start for Team Penske this season. “It’s always a great opportunity to compete for Team Penske and I had great time and a solid result racing the IZOD car in the last 500-mile race back in May at the Indianapolis 500. Hopefully, we can close out the season with another good finish for Team Penske and for Chevrolet.”
Allmendinger will join Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Will Power to give the team a strong three-car lineup for the final race of a memorable 2013 season.
Castroneves will compete for the series title as he trails rival Scott Dixon by 25 points entering the race at Auto Club Speedway. Power, winner of two of the last four series races, will try to close out the season with another victory.
“A.J. has been a good addition to our team this season and he was terrific racing the IZOD Chevrolet in the Indianapolis 500,” said Roger Penske. “With his experience racing on the Auto Club Speedway oval in the past we believe he will be very competitive as we try and end the season with a strong result for Team Penske.”