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Allmendinger gets 1st start after drug suspension

Updated: October 11, 2012, 4:45 PM ET
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. -- AJ Allmendinger returned from an early morning workout to find a slew of missed calls and text messages on his phone.

"I thought this is either something good, or something really, really bad," Allmendinger said.

It was really good news for Allmendinger.

Phoenix Racing has grabbed Allmendinger to drive the No. 51 Chevrolet this weekend as part of the domino effect from Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s concussion. It's the first time Allmendinger has been in a car since ...

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