AJ Allmendinger was suspended last Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway after his “A” sample from the previous weekend’s race tested positive for something. He has argued there was an error made and is contesting the results, but in the short term he is not allowed to race.
In the meantime, last year’s Sprint Cup runner-up, Carl Edwards has called for an additional layer of protection against what he sees as a faulty system provided by NASCAR.
For NASCAR drivers, driving under the influence of anything is serious business. Vehicles are traveling in excess of 100 mph in close quarters. One wrong move, or one error in judgement and someone could easily lose their life.
Much the same way as it is driving on the roadways all across America these days.
Allmendinger was suspended about 90 minutes before last Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway after his “A” sample taken the previous weekend at Kentucky Speedway came back positive. He has requested that his “B” sample be tested and plans to have his experts and attorney present when that is done, probably next week.
Allmendinger’s business manager has said he tested positive for a stimulant.