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Dec. 8, 2008 – NASCAR Announces Stricter Anti-Doping Policy

“NASCAR will test drivers for performance-enhancing drugs… under a tougher policy that also bans using illegal drugs and abusing prescription medications… A NASCAR memo sent to teams lists specific banned substances for which crew members must be screened. No similar guidelines were issued for drivers, as NASCAR reserves the right to test competitors for anything. Under the old policy, NASCAR had the right to randomly test based on suspicion of abuse.

Under the tougher guidelines… everyone will be tested before the season begins, and random testing will continue throughout the year. NASCAR expects to randomly test 12 to 14 individuals per series each weekend in 2009. The memo, dated Dec. 8, is the first time the new policy has been laid out in writing and specifies who falls under the guidelines.”