Penske Releases Allmendinger

Jul 6, 2012; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger during qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

Penske Racing announced the release of A.J. Allmendinger from duties on their race team. Allmendinger was suspended indefinitly last month for failing a random drug test administered during the race at Kentucky. After his A Sample had failed, care was taken to properly test his B Sample. The results did not prove fruitful for A.J. and he was informed that he would have to enter Nascar’s “Road To Recovery Program” in order to be re-instated.

Just for clarification, when a test sample is taken, the sample is separated into two individual thest cups. One is the A and one is the B sample. This is done for safety purposes in case the A sample is lost, mis-tested or destroyed. There are not two separate samples taken.

Penske has wished Allmendinger good luck, but are moving forward with Sam Hornish Jr. behind the wheel of the #22 Dodge for the foreseeable future. They did not say what changes will be coming in the near future, or even if a change would be made this year. They indicated they had made a serious investment in A.J.’s future, but that they would be moving forward without him.

 

Topics: AJ Allmendinger, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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