Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/2/14
A.J Allmendinger former driver of the No.22 Penske Dodge, failed a random drug test during the weekend of June 30; the race weekend at Kentucky. On July 24th, the driver had his “B Sample” tested;  only hours later the sample came back positive as well. Early last week, Allmendinger was released from his Penske Racing contract due to violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. In an interview, Allmendinger said,“I’m sure it looked like I was running away…And maybe I could have handled it a little different. But would I still be in the same position? Most likely. Everyone needs to handle things differently. I had to do some soul searching before I came out publicly.” What pushed Allmendinger to tell the truth? A simple phone call to Jeff Gordon. He asked the four time NASCAR Champion what to do, Gordon’s advice? “TELL THE TRUTH” The first reports were the drug was a “stimulant”, later turned out it was an “amphetamine”, today Allmendinger told ESPN what he tested positive for. Allme
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