aj allmendinger.jpgAJ Allmendinger’s NASCAR career is in serious jeopardy after
    failing a second drug test as part of the racing body’s random drug testing
    policy.  This started for Allmendinger
    when he failed a drug test a few weeks ago but under the guidelines of NASCAR’s
    two-stage drug testing procedures, a driver who fails with his “A sample” can
    request that the “B sample” be tested. 
    Unfortunately, Allmendinger’s B sample came back positive for a banned
    substance – meaning that the young driver from Penske Racing is immediately
    suspended from the series indefinitely. 

    NASCAR officials have not stated exactly what banned
    substance was found in AJ Allmendinger’s positive drug tests but
    representatives from the Allmendinger camp have stated that there was a very
    minor amount of the banned substance in his system.  These sources have also stated that the
    driver has hired an independent laboratory to test all of the supplements and
    such that he uses to see if one of these products is at fault for the positive
    test.  Needless to say, Allmendinger is
    insisting that he does not use any sort of illegal drugs or banned substances
    and he Tweeted that “will do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of this and
    get back out there no matter what”.

    Even if Allmendinger is unable to prove that it was a
    supplement or something along those lines that caused the positive drug test,
    he does have a chance to return to racing via NASCAR’s “Road to Recovery”
    program.  NASCAR will soon issue an
    explanation to the driver detailing exactly what his road to recovery entails –
    at which point we would expect to also find out what banned substances he is
    accused of using.  Unfortunately, the few
    NASCAR drivers in the past who failed a random drug test saw their careers come
    to an abrupt end.

    It appears as though NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Sam
    Hornish Jr will continue to drive the #22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge Charger for
    Penske Racing with Allmendinger unable to return.