Pheonix Racing Signs A.J. Allmendinger

Panama City, Fl-- Phoenix team owner James Finch continues to piece together a plan to run a full Cup schedule this year.

He's now signed young driver AJ Allmendinger to a four race deal for the cup races at Phoenix, Bristol, Fontana and Martinsville.

Finch has already struck deals with Regan Smith to kick off the season in the No. 51 Guy Roofing Chevrolet at Daytona, and TAG Heuer will sponsor Austin Dillon in the car at Las Vegas.

Allmendinger filled in for Finch late last season and proved his worth.

AJ needing to rebuild his reputation after a mid season suspension for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy.