Allmendinger extends contract

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- A.J. Allmendinger has signed a multi-year contract extension with Richard Petty Motorsports to remain as driver of the No. 43 Ford in the Sprint Cup Series.

Allmendinger and RPM made the announcement Friday at Watkins Glen International, the site of this weekend's Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen.

"I am really excited about my future here with Richard Petty Motorsports," Allmendinger said. "It's been such an honour to be behind the wheel of The King's No. 43 car. I am happy to be able to continue to be his driver and feel for the first time in my NASCAR career I have the chance to build on something."

Allmendinger, 28, has been with RPM since the tail end of the 2008 season. He currently is 22nd in points, with three top-10 finishes in 21 races this year. Allmendinger's career-best Sprint Cup finish is third, which came in the 2009 Daytona 500. He grabbed his first pole in the series in April at Phoenix.


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