Allmendinger still in the race


April 8, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- AJ Allmendinger picked up a sponsor that will keep his Richard Petty Motorsports entry running at least until September.

Allmendinger started the season with just enough sponsorship to take him through the first quarter of the Sprint Cup schedule. RPM officials recently extended his deal through the end of May, and an agreement on Wednesday with Hunt Brothers Pizza will now take the No. 44 to the September race in Richmond, Va.

Allmendinger opened the season with a third-place finish in the Daytona 500, and has continued to impress RPM officials since. He's currently 20th in points after finishing 34th last week at Texas.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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