Helton won’t reveal drug test details

NASCAR President Mike Helton says he intends to keep details
about positive drug tests private.

Speaking shortly before Nationwide Series drivers began practice
on Indianapolis’ historic 2.5-mile oval, Helton said he sees no
reason to change the organization’s long-standing non-disclosure
policy.

Questions about transparency have arisen since both urine
samples from A.J. Allmendinger tested positive for what business
manager Tara Ragan says was an amphetamine. Allmendinger has been
suspended indefinitely and insists he does not know what caused the
positive tests. NASCAR has provided no details about the positive
tests.

Citing federal privacy provisions, Helton says NASCAR will
continue to let those who test positive decide whether to disclose
additional information.

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