New details released on Allmendinger's failed drug test | News
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (AP)- NASCAR has temporarily suspended driver AJ Allmendinger after he failed a drug test.
Allmendinger was not allowed to drive in the Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway this past weekend. Instead, Sam Hornish Jr. was behind the wheel of the No. 22 Dodge for Penske Racing.
In a statement on the driver's website Wednesday, Tara Ragan, Vice President of Walldinger Racing Inc., revealed that he tested positive for a stimulant in his original test.
The statement goes on to say that Allmendinger "has never knowingly taken any prohibited substance," and that he is "collecting his medicines and supplements for testing," to see if the over the counter products could have caused his positive results.
Allmendinger had 72 hours to request his "B" sample be tested. His "A" sample is what tested positive for the stimulant.
He is still awaiting the results of the "B" sample tests.
"AJ Allmendinger has been temporarily suspended from NASCAR competition based upon notification of a positive A test NASCAR received from its medical review officer," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's senior vice president of racing operations.
Driving his first season for Roger Penske, Allmendinger ranks 23rd in Cup points. He is the most prolific driver to be suspended under NASCAR's substance-abuse policy since Jeremy Mayfield in 2009.
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