The "Dinger" suspended indefinitely
He can cry or blame the testing process all he wants. He can claim the testing process has ruined his career. He can protest, shout his innocence to the heavens.
In the end, none of those protests matter.
AJ Allmendinger has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR and will have to complete their procedures for reinstatement before he will be allowed behind the wheel of a car in a NASCAR sanction event.
His agent, Tara Ragan, is doing what she is paid to do, and that is to protest that something must have caused the positive result. She told the media that they are undergoing rigorous tests to AJ's motor coach, home, trying to determine what could have caused the positive result, which is reportedly within only nanograms of what is acceptable. The substance is only being described as a stimulant.
Penske has stated that they are still evaluating the situation, and in the meantime, Sam Hornish Jr. will remain in the car for Indianapolis and Pocono.
What's your take? Is AJ another Jeremy Mayfield, or is he just the dude who had the rotten luck to have chewed the wrong stick of gum, or eat the wrong candy. Or could it be the 5 Hour Energy as has been suggested all along? If that is the case, what does that mean for the sponsor?