Five days before the running of the Brickyard. That’s how long currently suspended driver, A.J. Allmendinger has to wait before his B urine sample can be teste at the Aegis Sciences Corporations in Nashville, Tennessee.
Per Tara Ragan, Allmendinger’s business manager, July 24th is the earliest date the lab and the toxicologist could coordinate. As you may recall Allmendinger said last week via a press release that he would like his own toxicologist available at the testing.
Allmendinger was pulled hours before the Coke Zero at Daytona International Speedway and informed of a positive drug test. NASCAR has not released the cause of the positive results.
Ragan has since said that the A sample tested positive for a stimulant, while Allmendinger has said that he did not knowingly ingest a banned substance.
If the B urine sample were to come back negative, Allmendinger would immediately be cleared by NASCAR and Penske Racing to return to the No. 22 Dodge for the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Currently, Sam Hornish, Jr. is behind the wheel.
Hopefully NASCAR will have an ending to this madness soon. Either we will see a driver seeking help for a problem or a driver seeking an apologize for a problem he didn’t even have.