Allmendinger working with Team Red Bull to sort out 2009 plans


DOVER, Del. -- AJ Allmendinger has options beyond Team Red Bull for next season.

The second-year Cup driver has spoken to several teams, including Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Petty Enterprises. He is working on a decision in conjunction with Team Red Bull officials, who are pursing plans to put Scott Speed into a Cup car.

Speed is scheduled to test next week at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte.

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