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AJ Allmendinger: A Career of Bad Breaks and Wasted Opportunities

After Wednesday's news that A.J. Allmendinger had been released from Penske Racing (via David Newton of ESPN), the 30-year-old Allmendinger is faced with the real possibility that his NASCAR career is, for all intents and purposes, over.If this is the last time Allmendinger is seen at NASCAR's top level again, it will be a sad punctuation mark on a career that had enormous potential but never really got off the ground.Allmendinger has shown flashes of talent in his Sprint Cup Series career. But, more times than not, any momentum or opportunity for success has been cut down by his personal mistakes or him being an unfortunate victim of circumstance. The Los Gatos, California native was a hot, young star in the Champ Car World Series in 2006&...

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