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Published on February 14th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

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NASCAR Announces Changes To Its Substance-Abuse Policy

NASCAR announced that it is making changes to its substance-abuse policy. The policy includes a longer explanation of the dangers of mizing medications, as well as specifying who is subject to tests for performance-enhancing drugs.

In the old policy, NASCAR explained that a mixture of medications could cause a violation. In the new policy, the explanation is more in depth.

NASCAR also added synthetic marijuana to its list of drugs that would cause a violation.

Other changes included a reminder that crewman must pass a drug test before entering the garage; a definition of a refused test, which includes uncooperation and attempting to mask results; a name for its reinstatement process (Road to Recovery).

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.



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