Originally written on From the Marbles  |  Last updated 11/12/14

SONOMA, CA - JUNE 20: A. J. Allmendinger drives his #84 Red Bull Racing Toyota during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the Infineon Raceway on June 20, 2008 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
All of a sudden, we don't need to feel so sorry for AJ Allmendinger anymore. Over the last few days, it appeared that Allmendinger was losing both his ride in the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 and his sponsor as Best Buy jumped to Roush Fenway Racing. But now, Allmendinger will join Penske Racing to drive the recently-vacated No. 22 Shell Dodge. "AJ is a very talented and motivated driver and we believe he will be a terrific fit with our team," Roger Penske said in a statement. "He has shown great promise and consistent results on the track over the last few seasons." "I have always admired Roger Penske and the way his teams compete and win in every series where they race," Allmendinger said in a release. "It is a privilege for me to represent such iconic and respected brands as Shell and Pennzoil, AAA and Dodge. I am honored to join Penske Racing and I will do my very best to continue to build on the standard of excellence established...
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