Suspended NASCAR Driver AJ Allmendinger Will Enter NASCAR's Rehab Program

AJ Allmendinger, who was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR last night for an infraction related to a banned substance, will enter NASCAR's "Road to Recovery" rehab program.

Completing the program is the only way that Allmendinger can be reinstated and compete again in NASCAR.

NASCAR issued the following statement on Allmendinger's decision:

We're very pleased that AJ Allmendinger has chosen to participate in the NASCAR Road to Recovery program. It's designed, as proven, to provide a roadmap leading to a return to competition, and we wish him the best of luck. As we have with other competitors, we look forward to the day when the Program Administrator recommends him for reinstatement.

The Road to Recovery program has no specified length, as it is tailored to each individual participant. We have also heard that it isn't an easy program.

There is still no official word as to what caused the positive result in both drug tests.

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