Penske Racing president Tim Cindric announced today that Defiance native Sam Hornish, Jr., will drive in the Sprint Cup event two weeks from now in Indianapolis, if AJ Allmendinger is not available to drive.
NASCAR temporarily suspended Allmendinger two weeks ago after he failed a ramdom drug test. Allmendinger has requested that his "B" sample be tested, and said through his business manager that he tested positive for a stimulant. If Allmendinger's "B" sample tests negative, NASCAR can reinstate him.
Hornish, driving the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge for Penske Racing, finished 22nd today in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He finished fourth in Saturday's Nationwide Series F.W. Webb 200 at NHMS.