Bayley Currey was scheduled to pull double duty this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, running the No. 52 for Rick Ware Racing in the Cup Series, as well as the No. 17 Xfinity car. However, NASCAR removed him from the racetrack on Thursday (Aug. 15).
Sources told Frontstretch that when Currey tested positive for a substance that’s found in pre-workout and that one of the substances was banned from NASCAR’s substance abuse policy.
“Bayley Currey has violated the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy and is indefinitely suspended from competition effective immediately,” NASCAR told Frontstretch.
Currey, 22, was coming off a sixth-place finish in last weeks Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway. He was said to be working out on a regular basis to enhance his cardio endurance, competing in 20 NASCAR events so far this season.
It’s unknown if Currey will enter the Road to Recovery program. As of press time, Rick Ware Racing has not named a replacement driver for the Cup or Xfinity races.
As of press time, Currey declined to comment.
Shortly after this story ran, Currey issued a statement on Twitter.
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