A.J Allmendinger releases statement on positive drug test

A.J Allmendinger’s B test came back positive for the same banned substance as his original failed test which occurred during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at Kentucky.

The following statement was made on Allmendingers website:

Charlotte, NC (July 24, 2012)-

Aegis Analytical Laboratories in Nashville has delivered the results of the “B” sample test for
Penske Racing driver AJ Allmendinger, which confirmed the results of  the “A” test.

“This was not the news we wanted to hear and we will work to get to the source of what may have caused this. To that end, we have secured the services of an independent lab to conduct thorough testing on every product within AJ’s home and motor coach to find what might collaborate with his test, which created results that  were within nanograms  of  accepted standards. We are working closely with NASCAR and Penske Racing to identify the next action steps in this process.  We continue to be extremely grateful by the breadth and scope of support for AJ from his fans and partners. We would like to again thank NASCAR, Penske Racing and all our sponsor partners for the open communication, and for helping us at every step in this process. We expect to have further updates in the upcoming days.”

-Tara Ragan, Vice President, Walldinger Racing Inc.

If Allmendinger wishes to continue his racing career in NASCAR he will have to complete NASCAR’s Road to Recovery program. He becomes just the highest profile driverbanned indefinitely by the sport since Jeremy Mayfield.

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