Source of Allmendinger’s Failed Drug Test was Adderall
It turns out that A.J. Allmendinger has been banned from NASCAR and fired from his team because he tested positive for Adderall. He finally admitted to this yesterday and could have probably saved himself a lot of grief by revealing this earlier.
He had originally claimed that he had never purposely taken any banned substance. He got all is medication and supplements together to be tested to see if there was something in them that would cause him to fail a drug test. No one will ever know for sure but he claims it didn’t even register to him a couple of weeks ago what the cause might be.
According to his story he had gone out with friends during the week before a race in Kentucky that week. He says that a friend offered him an energy pill to stay awake. Personally, I don’t see taking an Adderall as such a big deal, but a driver on the NASCAR circuit should probably think twice before taking a random pill from a friend. Adderall is a substance prescribed to patients for attention deficit disordered and many people use it illegally as a stimulant. It shows up on a drug test as an amphetamine and is a banned substance with NASCAR.
It’s a shame because he has tested clean every time in the past and obviously does not use drugs. But it was bad judgement for a professional driver to take a random pill. Even after, he could have probably saved his job had he come clean sooner. Who knows? Maybe it simply didn’t register.
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