Yahoo Sports - Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger says he tested positive for a prescription drug typically used to treat attention deficit disorder. Allmendinger said in an interview with ESPN that he took Adderall a couple of days before the race at Kentucky Speedway on June 30 because he was tired. He does not have ADHD or a prescription for the drug. He says a friend gave him the pill and said it was a workout supplement that would give him energy. Two days later he was randomly tested at the racetrack. Allmendinger, who said he had never taken the drug before, is now going through NASCAR’s Road to Recovery program. He said he hopes to complete the program by the end of August.
How funny would it have been to see AJ Allmendinger show up to that random drug test after popping an Addy or two for the first time? Eyes bugging out. Orange powder sprinkled around his nose. A 45 page thesis on the socio-economic impact of globalization in Southeast Asia in his right hand. Sure that went over well in a sport run by a bunch of uptight Southern conservatives. Guy probably got suspended before he even peed in the cup.
I’ll tell you this though; no Road to Recovery program is going to save this dude now. There’s just no way of coming back down to earth after you feel the rush of focus that comes from Adderall. I mean I used to get an adrenaline high from an XR coursing through my blood when I was studying for mid-terms and shit. Felt like I was Bradley Cooper from “Limitless” for 3 hours. Can’t imagine what it’s like slamming back some Bud heavies and going 200 mph around turn 4 at Daytona with that feeling. Guy’s either gonna finish first by a mile or fly off like handle like the O’Doyle brothers. Either way it’ll be the most fun at a NASCAR event since forever.