AJ Allmendinger to Run Two NASCAR Truck Races in 2006

HIGH POINT, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2006) - Bill Davis Racing announced today that A.J. Allmendinger will be joining the team’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series line-up for two races.  Allmendinger will drive the number 24 Toyota Tundra for BDR at New Hampshire International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

“When I had the opportunity a few months ago to explore my career options, I really wanted to try my hand at something in the stock car arena,” said the 24 year-old Allmendinger.  “We began making phone calls and this opportunity with Bill Davis Racing really came about from that.  I’m grateful to Bill Davis and the entire BDR team for giving me the chance to take on a new challenge.  I also want to thank my Champ Car team owner Gerry Forsythe and the Forsythe/Indeck team for supporting me as I try something new.”


“A.J. Allmendinger was interested in exploring his options and abilities in NASCAR and Bill Davis Racing has always had an interest in looking at new talent.  We look forward to working with A.J. for a couple of races and I’m confident his open-wheel success will carry over into his NASCAR endeavors,” added team owner Bill Davis, who tested A.J. at Richmond last month.