Twice this year, Allmendinger drove the No. 22 Penske Racing NNS car, and both times on road courses that he raced on many times in the past.
NASCAR Nationwide Series top-10 in the standings are separated by only 74 points as they head to the road course in the middle of Ohio.
Smith is okay with the idea but he does not want to sound like an ambulance chaser. United SportsCar Racing will have a home with FOX Sports in its debut season.
Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Correspondent