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Brad Keselowski sees gloom and doom for AJ Allmendinger
The B sample – when a driver urinates, the specimen is split into two cups – won’t be tested at least until next week as Allmendinger arranges to have a toxicologist monitoring the lab work being done. But no matter what it says, Keselowski believes his Penske Racing teammate will forever be stained.

Allmendinger already has said he didn’t knowingly take a banned substance. “It’s going to be a long road,” Keselowski said Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Whether it comes back positive or negative, it doesn’t make a difference – it’s still a death sentence.

“Within this sport, we rely on sponsors and reputation.”

Comparing it to a plane crash, Keselowski said that the “course of history shows that humans make mistakes even when they check, check, and re-check,” so something can go wrong when processing the drug test.

“Going in that room to have a drug test, and I’ve never taken drugs in my life, I’m scared ----less of it,” Keselowski said. “It’s honestly a phobia of mine. I go in that room and I’m still scared because you know if something goes wrong, it’s a death sentence for your career. “It’s over. It’s in human hands, and by the very nature of being in human hands, there’s potential for error.”

Keselowski said he felt awful for Allmendinger.

“I don’t know how you couldn’t be shocked,” Keselowski said. “It’s a tough thing to see. As a racecar driver, it’s like watching somebody get killed because you know what it is to that person’s career.

“It’s a devastating moment.” Sporting News

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