The suspension of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver AJ Allmendinger is still the hot topic this weekend in Loudon, New Hampshire. NASCAR has remained silent, but drivers expressed their questions and concerns about the issue.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Carl Edwards indicated he would like to see the drivers collectively decide on an independent testing facility to ensure no mistakes or fails positive test results.
“My point is I think the drivers need to get together, and we need to have our own group that is paid by us, that works for us, to be here in tandem with the NASCAR drug testers and have them test us at the same time so that we have not just an A and B sample, but an A and B testing facility, and we can all agree on that facility,” he said. “”I don’t think it would be a contentious thing. I think that would remove almost all doubt in any situation of a positive test.”
Other drivers in the garage expressed similar concerns with false positives and the implications. Veteran Jeff Burton said you have to know what you need to know about everything you are taking, adding he follows the rules set in place for the players in the NFL.