Allmendinger Tested Positive for Adderall

AJ Allmendinger

Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger tested positive for prescription Adderall, according to an ESPN report. (Photo: Getty Images)

Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger tested positive for prescription Adderall, according to an ESPN report.

Allmendinger, who was indefinitely suspended July 24 for violating the sanctioning body's substance abuse policy, told ESPN the positive test that ultimately cost him his ride at Penske Racing was for the prescription drug in his system.

Allmendinger said Adderall is typically prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, adding that he does not have ADHD and therefore had no prescription.  According to the ESPN report, Allmendinger says a friend handed him a pill the night before the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 30 - stating that it was a workout supplement that would give him energy.

Allmendinger took the pill.  Two days later, he was randomly tested at the racetrack ... a test he would ultimately fail.

Allmendinger said neither NASCAR nor its drug testing team from Nashville-based Aegis Labs would inform him of the specific substance in question until after his "B" urine sample was tested July 24; only that he had tested positive for amphetamine.

It was not until Allmendinger was informed it was Adderall that he traced it back to that night in Kentucky.  He said he does not abuse the drug, adding that he took it just once.

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