>>Dodge Ends NASCAR Relationship In 2013
(Undated) -- Dodge is driving away from NASCAR competition. The automobile maker announced its withdraw from NASCAR following the 2012 season at a Tuesday press conference. Penske Racing has been the lone NASCAR organization to field Dodges since 2009, but announced its plan to leave the manufacturer for the Ford Motor Company starting in 2013. Penske had been with Dodge since 2003 and won 29 Sprint Cup races and a Nationwide Series championship with Brad Keselowski. Dodge also left NASCAR in 1977 before returning in 2001.
>>Allmendinger Tested Positive For Adderall
(Charlotte, NC) -- Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger is speaking out about what got him suspended and ultimately released from Penske Racing. Allmendinger told ESPN on Tuesday that he tested positive for the prescription pill Adderall. He says he had been out in Louisville the Wednesday before the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway and was tired, so a friend gave him a pill and told him it was an workout supplement that would give him energy. Two days later, Allmendinger randomly tested positive for an amphetamine. He is currently going through NASCAR's "Road to Recovery" program and hopes to have it completed by August.