AJ Allmendinger suspended indefinitely
AJ Allmendinger has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.
Allmendinger, the driver of the #22 car in the Sprint Cup Series, has tested positive for a stimulant in his B sample.
NASCAR issued a statement confirming Allmendinger’s fate.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
After filling in for Allmendinger for the past two events, Sam Hornish will continue in the #22 Penske machine at Indianapolis this week. Penske also confirmed that Hornish will remain in the car for Pocono the following week.