NASCAR Reinstates Allmendinger

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0  Updated at 4:28 am, September 19th, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — After being suspended for almost a month ago for violating NASCAR’s substance-abuse program, driver A.J. Allmendinger was reinstated Tuesday after completing NASCAR’s “Road to Recovery Program.”

Allmendinger was suspended July 24 for taking the prescription drug Adderall.

“I want to thank everyone for their support through this entire process,” Allmendinger said in a prepared statement. “I appreciate that NASCAR created the Road to Recovery program, and am grateful for the opportunity to return to competition.”

Allmendinger’s suspension resulted in him being released from Penske Racing on August 1. Sam Hornish Jr. has raced Allmendinger’s No. 22 car since the suspension.

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