You know you can't help but turn on the news these days and hear some known celebrity in the world of high profile sports doing some type of drug use. The latest news has rocked the NASCAR community when driver AJ Allmendinger was suspended last week after failing a random drug test.

The Penske Racing driver was suspended shortly before the running of Saturday's Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR randomly screens drivers for drug use and Allmendinger's June 29 sample tested positive.

This turned out to be the first positive test from a high profile driver since Jeremy Mayfield back in 2009.  Results from a second sample are still pending before officials will make any decision on lifting the Allmendinger suspension.

Meanwhile, according to USA Today, Allmendinger says he fully respects the NASCAR drug usage policy and the reasons they have it. The 30-year old driver hopes to have this whole matter resolved as quickly as possible so he can get back to racing.

Allmendinger said: I am very conscious about my training and health and would never knowingly take a prohibited drug."

Get more on the story from ESPN.

 

(usatoday.com)