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Penske Championship Racing | A.J. Allmendinger suspended after failed drug test

Penske Championship Racing driver A.J. Allmendinger has been temporarily suspended by NASCAR for a failed drug test. The suspension was announced just hours before the Coke Zero 400 Saturday, July 7, at Daytona International Speedway. Allmendinger had a sample taken at Kentucky Speedway last weekend return positive. The driver has 72 hours to request another sample taken be tested. "NASCAR has a strict drug testing program that Penske Racing fully supports. Penske Racing will work with NASCAR through this process and its next steps," the team said in a statement. The team was scrambling to get Sam Hornish Jr. to the track in time to take Allmendinger's seat.

2012-07-07 16:22:33 | Source: The Associated Press

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