Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/29/14
AJ Allmendinger has been blessed with second chances. After Allmendinger successfully completed NASCAR's "Road to Recovery" program and proved himself behind the wheel of the No. 51 Chevrolet in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race, Phoenix Racing team owner James Finch will give him another opportunity next weekend at Kansas Speedway. "He'll be back in," Finch said from his boat Sunday. "He did a real fine job before he received the penalty. And he was outrunning Kurt (Busch, Phoenix Racing's driver for 30 of the first 31 races)." Allmendinger, 30, filled in Regan Smith, who is subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. while the driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports car recovers from a concussion. After starting 38th, Allmendinger ran in the top 20 before NASCAR penalized him for the car having a tire outside of the pit box on Lap 265. Allmendinger served a pass-thru penalty on Lap 269 and still finished 24th. "It was great to get ...
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