Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/28/14
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) A.J. Allmendinger failed a drug test conducted during the Kentucky race weekend. Subsequently he was pulled out of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge for Saturday’s race at Daytona. Sam Hornish, who drives the #12 in the Nationwide Series, replaced Allmendinger behind the wheel of the Penske Racing Dodge and finished a dismal 33rd. Thus far little information is known about the failed drug test by Allmendinger. It’s almost unheard of for NASCAR to announce what personnel test positive for but often this information does leak out. Allmendinger’s A sample tested positive for a banned substance, he has the right to request his B sample be tested. He had 72 hours to request that from the time...
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