AJ Allmendinger will pilot the No. 22 Penske Racing Nationwide Series car at Road America on June 22 and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Aug. 17.
Allmendinger's return to the Nationwide Series signifies the first time he'll compete for Penske Racing in NASCAR since he was suspended on July 7 after testing positive for Adderrall at Kentucky Speedway the previous week.
"I think this is a great opportunity for us to have AJ drive the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford," team owner Roger Penske said in a release. "He is a great talent on road courses and has been doing a great job for Team Penske already this year in the IZOD IndyCar Series. With his stock car experience and his road course experience, we think this is the perfect opportunity for him and for the team."
Allmendinger tested for Penske Racing at Virginia International Raceway this week before his IndyCar duties at Belle Isle on Saturday. He finished seventh in last weekend's Indianapolis 500.
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