DETROIT – AJ Allmendinger has had a rough weekend in the Motor City.
The Penske Racing driver crashed on the opening lap for the second straight day at the Detroit Grand Prix.
He was in a pack of cars when he hit a wall Sunday. Allmendinger took the blame for getting squeezed between two cars in a crash Saturday.
Penske Racing plans to put Allmendinger in NASCAR Nationwide Series road course races this month and in August.
He has driven a limited NASCAR schedule since his suspension for a failed drug test last year. Penske fired Allmendinger but gave him another chance in IndyCar and is extending another opportunity in stock cars this summer.