NASCAR Driver Out Of A Ride, Immediately

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Sept. 30, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- AJ Allmendinger will not finish out the
season with Red Bull Racing. It had already been announced
Allmendinger wouldn't be returning to the Number 84 Toyota for the
2009 season and the team is letting him go early to pursue another
job.

Mike Skinner and Scott Speed will share the seat for the final
seven races of the year. Allmendinger finished a career-high ninth in his Red Bull finale Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

Skinner, who drove the car for five races earlier this season,
will drive the car the next two weeks at Talladega and Lowe's Motor
Speedway. Speed, who is making the transition from Formula One to NASCAR under Red Bull's guidance, will make his Sprint Cup Series debut at Lowe's in a third Red Bull entry. He'll then finish the year in the
Number 84 by driving at Martinsville, Atlanta, Texas, Phoenix and
Homestead. Speed is believed to be in line to drive the Number 84 full time next season.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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