Texas: AJ Allmendinger preview

* Allmendinger finished third in the Daytona 500 and ninth at Martinsville * He is the only driver to qualify for first five races who entered the 2009 season without a guaranteed starting spot. * Allmendinger started fifth in the fall...

* Allmendinger finished third in the Daytona 500 and ninth at Martinsville

* He is the only driver to qualify for first five races who entered the 2009 season without a guaranteed starting spot.

* Allmendinger started fifth in the fall race at Texas in 2007. He has completed 2,012 of 2,020 laps in 2009.

* The 27-year-old has run just 50 Sprint Cup races. He joined what is now called Richard Petty Motorsports for the final five races of 2008 driving the No. 10 Dodge.

* Allmendinger will sign autographs at his merchandise hauler on Sunday at 9 a.m.

* He will drive chassis 270 at Texas-- this car finished 29th at Fontana.

-credit: rpm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Richard Petty
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports