Allmendinger to do two Truck races

AJ Allmendinger is going to be the latest Champ Car driver to sample NASCAR after Bill Davis Racing announced the American is going to compete in two races in the Craftsman Truck series later this year

Allmendinger to do two Truck races

Allmendinger will drive the No. 24 Toyota Tundra for BDR at the New Hampshire International Speedway next weekend and at the restrictor plate track of Talladega on October 7.

Paul Tracy has experimented in the Busch Series this season, and team boss Gerry Forsythe has also given his teammate Allmendinger a chance for extra curricular activities this season.

"When I had the opportunity a few months ago to explore my career options, I really wanted to try my hand at something in the stock car arena," said the 24-year-old driver.

"We began making phone calls and this opportunity with Bill Davis Racing really came about from that.  I'm grateful to Bill Davis and the entire BDR team for giving me the chance to take on a new challenge.

"I also want to thank my Champ Car team owner Gerry Forsythe and the Forsythe/Indeck team for supporting me as I try something new."

In preparation for his upcoming races, Allmendinger completed a brief testing session last week at the Richmond International Raceway.

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