Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Allmendinger: Amphetamines Source Of Violation
5:15PM update is that Tara Ragan has confirmed while on the Sirius Speedway show on SiriusXM radio the substance Allmendinger tested positive for is amphetamines.
Click here for the link to ESPN reporter David Newton's story on the amphetamine confirmation.
Click here for the Charlotte Observer's Jim Utter on the same topic.
At 4PM here is the scoop:
Allmendinger has decided to enter NASCAR's "Road to Recovery" rehab program. This allows a NASCAR license-holder to complete a prescribed series of treatments and tests in order to be reinstated. Once you agree to this program, you waive any right to appeal the actual violation.
Tara Ragan, Allmendinger's business manager and spokesperson, said today on various media outlets that Aegis Lab did not specifically tell Allmendinger what caused the violation and that she was waiting for a more detailed lab report to be delivered.
Dr. Black from Aegis then told ESPN's David Newton that the cause of the violation could not be an over the counter dietary supplement and that type of issue would have been cleared up before the original violation was reported to NASCAR.
David Higdon from NASCAR then told Newton that Allmendinger had been told of the substance in question that caused the violation from the date of the original test.
Ragan, Higdon and Tim Cindric from Team Penske will all be guests on the 6PM ET edition of the NASCAR RaceHub program today on SPEED. Bob Dillner will be reporting on the topic.
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