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“That makes it hard because you have to wait for a long time to really get an idea of what’s out there,” Allmendinger said.

He also could partner with longtime friend Michael Shank, who fields a team in the Grand-Am Series. Allmendinger drove Shank’s winning entry in the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the two formed an IndyCar team that never got on the track in 2012 because of Shank couldn’t secure an engine deal.