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LaJoie Suspended Indefinitely By NASCAR

[1]Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Randy LaJoie said that he has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for violating its substance abuse policy. Anticipating an announcement from NASCAR, LaJoie spoke to Dave Moody on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

He said:

I screwed up. NASCAR tested me…when I wanted go spot for someone at Nashville. I already have two NASCAR licenses, but they said I needed a spotter’s license, and that included taking a drug test. I took the test, and got a call a few days later saying I had tested positive for marijuana.

According to LaJoie, he smoked marijuana once after the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He said:

I volunteer my time driving a golf cart taking people back and forth. I dropped one group off in the campground after the race, and there was a pretty good party going on. I did something I shouldn’t have done, and while I sure wish I had picked up a different bunch. I don’t blame any of them. I blame myself. You can’t fix stupid. 

LaJoie said he will do whatever NASCAR requires to be reinstated.

Later, NASCAR confirmed the suspension. LaJoie was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the 2010 NASCAR Rule Book.