NASCAR suspends Allmendinger indefinitely following second test

AJ Allmendinger was in his first year with Penske Racing when he was suspended. (Getty Images)
AJ Allmendinger is in his first year with Penske Racing. (Getty Images)

AJ Allmendinger’s second test for a banned substance came back positive and late Tuesday NASCAR changed the temporary suspension to an indefinite one. NASCAR released a statement saying:

“AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 22 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.

On July 24,Allmendinger was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (NASCAR’s substance abuse policy) of the 2012 NASCAR rule book.

As outlined in the rule book, NASCAR next will provide Allmendinger a letter outlining a process for reinstatement. By agreeing to the letter, he will be allowed to participate in the Road to Recovery Program.” MORE>>>

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