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Austin Wayne Self suspension lifted after completion of Road to Recovery program

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Austin Wayne Self‘s indefinite suspension has been lifted by NASCAR after he completed its Road to Recovery program.

NASCAR suspended Self on April 1 for a failed drug test that was taken during the Daytona race weekend.

NBC Sports has confirmed that Self will return to AM Racing’s No. 22 Chevrolet this weekend in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.

Following the drug test at Daytona, Self competed in the first three races of the season. After NASCAR became aware of the positive result drug test, it asked him to “stand down” from competing at Martinsville (March 23) and Texas (March 29). Self was given the option of requesting additional testing on the initial sample or waive that and accept any penalty.

Bubba Wallace drove in Self’s place in each race and finished 10th and 20th.

This weekend’s race at Dover will be the first Truck Series event since Self’s suspension was announced.


NASCAR issues two reinstatements from substance abuse suspensions


NASCAR announced Friday the reinstatement of two individuals who had been suspended indefinitely for violating its substance abuse policy.

Brandon Lee and Doug Campbell had their suspensions lifted upon their completion of the Road to Recovery Program.

Lee had been suspended in March for violating the substance abuse policy and Campbell was suspended in November.