AJ Allmendinger gets new multiyear deal

Updated: August 6, 2010, 11:36 AM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN

AJ Allmendinger has signed a multiyear contract extension with Richard Petty Motorsports to drive the No. 43 Ford.

An announcement was planned for this weekend at Watkins Glen International, site of this weekend's Sprint Cup race, an RPM team spokesperson said.

Allmendinger is 22nd in points and has seven finishes in the top 14 in 10 starts this season.

Marty Smith is a NASCAR reporter for ESPN. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.