Hmmm, sounds like AJ jumped because he got wind that RPM was talking to Busch. Not to mention the sponsor bailing out.
I think AJ has potential and so does Penske, they'll make a run at the championship in '12.
I think I'm gonna go to see the race at Sears Point next year, it's close by and I've never gone. I think a buddy can even get me tickets for free!! My FIL went a few years back and rode the shuttle bus from Sacramento, said it made it totally painless for traffic.