Justin Allgaier is talking to Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series teams about next season, but none have stepped up with an offer for the young driver.
With two teams set for next season, Richard Petty Motorsports team owner Richard Petty hasn’t ruled out the possibility of fielding a third Sprint Cup entry next season.
Rumor has it that Verizon will not return to Penske Racing’s No. 12 Nationwide Series Dodge in 2011, instead choosing to focus on Penske’s IndyCar program. As a result, Justin Allgaier has been given permission to speak to other teams about employment next season.
Kyle Busch, who spun Brad Keselowski — his biggest competition — on lap 219, held off Jason Leffler, Elliott Sadler, and Dale Earnhardt Jr over the final laps to win the Food City 250 Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The victory is Busch’s 10th on the season, tying the single-season record both he (in 2008) and Sam Ard currently hold.
Marcos Ambrose won his third consecutive Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International, dominating the Zippo 200, leading 60 of 82 laps, including the final 30 laps.
In a tribute to his legendary father, Dale Earnhardt Jr drove his No. 3 Wrangler Chevy to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeño 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt led the final 30 laps of the race.
Brad Keselowski was running away from the field in the Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway before a late caution closed his large lead. Keselowski took four tires when others took two or stayed out. The decision paid off when he passed Greg Biffle, who took two tires, on the final lap to win the race.
Justin Allgaier took the lead from Penske Championship Racing teammate Brad Keselowski on a great restart on lap 274. Keselowski gave his teammate plenty of room and pressured him for the lead several times. But, Allgaier ran mistake-free, and led the final 27 laps, winning the Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Dodge Motorsports unveiled its Dodge Challenger Car of Tomorrow that will be used in four races in the Nationwide Series next year. They also announced that they would be expanding their relationship with Penske Championship Racing.
Brad Keselowski may be running out of options to compete in the Sprint Cup next season. With Tony Stewart’s recent comments that he does not plan to expand, that leaves fewer options for Keselowski in 2010.