The followup to AJ Allmendinger's strong performance at the Indianapolis 500 didn't go very well.
In the IndyCar Series' first dual race weekend of the season, Allmendinger failed to complete the first lap in each race at Detroit's Belle Isle street circuit.
On Saturday, Allmendinger's car launched over Scott Dixon's as he made a move to the inside going into turn four under braking. After flying over Dixon's car, Allmendinger's car came to rest in the tire barrier on the outside of the turn.
Sunday, he didn't make it to turn four. As he exited turn two on the first lap, his car got loose and when he corrected it, it slammed into the outside wall and snapped the right-front suspension.
Saturday was Allmendinger's fifth race in an IndyCar for Penske Racing after coming over from NASCAR. Allmendinger joined Penske's No. 22 Sprint Cup team at the beginning of 2012 but didn't race again for the team after testing positive for a stimulant following the Kentucky race. A five-time winner in CART, Allmendinger finished seventh at Indianapolis.
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