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AJ Allmendinger has told Yahoo! Sports that he has decided to stay with Richard Petty Motorsports.

"Yeah I am," Allmendinger wrote in a text message to Yahoo! Sports' Jay Hart.

A formal announcement will take place Friday at Watkins Glen International.

Allmendinger's return to the No. 43 car is a boost to RPM, which is also reported to be close to a deal with Marcos Ambrose, though Ambrose has insisted that no deal with any team is finalized for 2011.

Kasey Kahne still is in limbo for 2011 (at this point, I feel like we may be typing that in October) and all signs point to Elliott Sadler — who has been talked about more this week than he has all year — leaving RPM as well. Paul Menard's contract is also up at the end of the season, and he's been recently linked to Richard Childress Racing for 2011.

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