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AJ Allmendinger chafed at the notion he had unfinished business to resolve after testing positive for a banned substance (amphetamines) July 7, getting suspended by NASCAR, and losing his Sprint Cup ride in the No. 22 Dodge fielded by owner Roger Penske.
So when he straps into one of Penske’s cars to begin preparations for the 97th Indianapolis 500, Allmendinger will not be focused on resurrecting his career. He’ll be more concerned with the job at hand.
“I used that term when I first got back, but it’s almost the wrong term, because it’s not unfinished business,” Allmendinger said. “It’s not how I wanted to go out and I still have a lot of goals that I want to try and accomplish in NASCAR racing.’’’