Date set for Allmendinger's 2nd drug test

Associated Press Modified: July 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm •  Published: July 17, 2012
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Suspended NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger will have his second urine sample tested for banned substances next week.

In a statement issued Tuesday on behalf of Allmendinger, the 30-year-old has elected to bring his own toxicologist to the July 24 testing of his "B'' sample. It's scheduled to take place at the Aegis Analytical Laboratories in Nashville, Tenn.

Allmendinger was suspended hours before the July 7 race at Daytona for failing a random drug test taken at the end of June. He has said he tested positive for a stimulant, but not revealed the exact substance. In his only public statement, Allmendinger has said he'd never knowingly take a banned susbstance.

"Along with everyone else, we are looking forward to hearing the results as quickly as possible," Tara Ragan, vice president of Walldinger Racing, said Tuesday.

"AJ and all of us at Walldinger Racing have truly appreciated the outpouring of support from our fans, partners, and colleagues. It has meant a lot to us during this difficult time. We are also grateful to Mr. Penske and his management team for their patience and respect of the process we are going through."

Penske Racing has used Sam Hornish Jr. in the two races Allmendinger has missed since his suspension. NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend, and resumes next week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Hornish won the 2006 Indianapolis 500 driving in IndyCar.

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