Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/8/14

WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 07: David Ragan, driver of the #5 UPS Ford, waits by his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at Watkins Glen International on August 7, 2009 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
The latest rumor to hit the internet in regards to the driver seat swap game is one centered on David Ragan and AJ Allmendinger. According to “Captain Thunder” the seat of the #43 car will be occupied by David Ragan in 2012 while AJ Allmendinger, who finished higher in points the last three years, heads off to drive the #22 for Penske Racing. Allmendinger to Penske is nothing new. When all the Kurt Busch to the #43 stuff started it was reasoned that Penske was waiting to see what happened there before announcing a new driver. This needs to be taken cautiously though because lets face it as one twitter user Silverdsl wrote “Allmendinger to the #22 and Ragan to the #43 makes some sense but the Easter Bunny is about as reliable a source as Captain Thunder.” Frankly if this rumor is true  it is another blunder for Richard Petty Motorsports. The team is not likely to find a bunch of sponsors lining up to pay top dollar to be on the hood of a car driven by David Ragan. Ragan’s lone win ca...
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