Allmendinger to NASCAR?

UPDATE When asked at the recent Champ Car Portland test about him going to NASCAR rumors, Allmendinger played dumb.

"I'm just here at Portland testing, that's all I know," Allmendinger said while holding his helmet painted in Red Bull livery.

"I haven't read anything yet. I'm not really sure what you guys are talking about. I don't actually have a computer at my house so I don't read any of the rumors. … I just kind of sit in a blank house and try to think about trying to win a Champ Car race."

04/03/06 Murmurs in Champ Car circles say Red Bull, which carries a personal services contract with Allmendinger, might like to see the young American in Nextel Cup, where it hopes to strike big in 2007 in partnership with Toyota. With so much money and fame up for grabs in NASCAR, it has become a challenge to keep promising open-wheel drivers away from the France family circus. It could prove difficult for Russo and Champ Car to hold onto Allmendinger, especially if he starts winning. AutoWeek

[Editor's Note: Will Champ Car lose their last remaining American driver? We do not see this happening, especially if there is a Champ Car/IRL merger.]

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