A. J. Allmendinger will drive for Phoenix Racing this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. It will be Allmendinger's third consecutive start in the No. 51 Chevrolet and gives him yet another opportunity in his NASCAR comeback.
Allmendinger finished second at Martinsville in April while driving for Penske Racing. He has four consecutive top 15 finishes at the 0.526 mile track. Allmendinger was suspended by NASCAR in July for failing a random drug test and fired by Penske shortly afterward. He was reinstated in September after completing NASCAR's recovery program.