Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/12/14
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (July 4, 2012 - Source: Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America) NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger of Penske Racing has failed a random drug test. The driver of the #22 car will be replaced by Sam Hornish for tonight’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Allmendinger is in the middle of a one year deal with Penske Racing and his future was already uncertain. This may end it. The 30 year old driver had run in 17 races this year in a Penske Dodge with a best finish of 9th at Sonoma and Kentucky. He is currently 23rd in the driver standings. Hornish is running the full Nationwide schedule in the #12 for Penske. He is currently 4th overall in the Nationwide Standings. An official announcement is forthcoming.
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