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By: Toby Christie - Follow on Twitter @tobalical
What a week it was for underdogs in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Overall five of them placed inside the top-25 at Richmond, and leading the charge was this week’s featured underdog — A.J. Allmendinger.
Are we starting to forget about the tumultuous season that Allmendinger had in 2012? After a season where he saw mixed results, then a suspension for substance abuse, ‘The Dinger’ has come out firing on all cylinders for James Finch’s underdog Phoenix Racing team in 2013.
Although the schedule has been split between several drivers this season, and Allmendinger has been preoccupied running Indy Cars for Penske Racing, the California native is racking up impressive results in a part time schedule in 2013.
His impressive season continued Saturday at Richmond with a 14th place finish.
Allmendinger actually found himself inside the top five on a green-white-checkered restart, but with a pack of c...