Penske adds Detroit to AJ Allmendinger's IndyCar programme

Penske has expanded AJ Allmendinger's IndyCar programme to include next month's outing in Detroit

Penske adds Detroit to AJ Allmendinger's IndyCar programme

Allmendinger originally signed to drive the team's third car at the Indianapolis 500 before adding Barber and Long Beach to his schedule.

Penske confirmed on Friday that he will now also participate in IndyCar's first double-header of the season.

"I'm excited to race in Detroit," said Allmendinger, whose best finish so far this year was 19th at Barber.

"It's definitely going to be a challenge to compete in two races in one weekend, but it's a great opportunity for me to continue to improve and hopefully come away with two strong results."

Allmendinger's entry will be backed by Quicken Loans, which is also the event sponsor.

Penske team owner Roger Penske is the promoter of the Detroit event, which is the home race for both his organisation and engine supplier Chevrolet.

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