Allmendinger: I’ll do whatever it takes

AJ Allmendinger, (Getty Images)
AJ Allmendinger, (Getty Images)

Penske Racing driver AJ Allmendinger who was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR Tuesday night after his second failed test for a banned substance, has made his first public statement since he was first suspended on July 7.

Allmendinger was put on a temporary suspension hours before the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway after failing a random drug test the week prior. Allmendinger elected to have a second sample taken along with the first tested Tuesday. That sample also tested positive for a banned substance and NASCAR placed the driver on indefinite suspension.

Early Wednesday morning, Allmendinger took to Twitter to post his first comments about his ordeal. MORE>>>

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