AJ Allmendinger has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for failing a random drug test. Allmendinger had requested that his B sample be tested, following an announcement by NASCAR that he had tested postive for a banned substance.
What substance Allmendinger tested positive for is still unknown. Tara Ragan, the vice-president of Walldinger Racing, stated that the driver had tested positive for a “banned stimulant” which was “within nanograms of accepted standards.”
The next set of moves by Allmendinger may ultimately determine the future of his racing career.
If Allmendinger aggressively pursues NASCAR over the failed test many will quickly link him to Jermey Mayfield. Mayfield was suspended by NASCAR in July 2009 after testing positive for methamphetamine. Mayfield still claims he is innocent to this day but the reality is Mayfield’s days behind the wheel of a Sprint Cup car are long over. While this is an option for Allmendinger, it’s an unlikely one if he does desire to...