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Brian Lay fails to complete World of Outlaws drug test and is hit with first offense penalty; Donny Schatz fined for Lawrenceburg incident

Brian Lay has been penalized by the World Racing Group for violating the series’ substance abuse policy.

According to a release by the World of Outlaws, Lay failed to complete the testing procedure at the series’ May event at Eldora Speedway. Lay was notified that failure to complete the test would result in a first offense penalty.

Under World of Outlaws rules, Lay will be held out of competition for 90 days from the date of the test and fined $1,000, minus his $200 purse winnings. The suspension may be reduced to 60 days with the completion of an alcohol or drug-education program.

Lay’s reinstatement will be conditional on two negative tests over the final 14-day period of the suspension and payment of his fine.

If Lay has a positive result on a re-test, he will be subject to a second offense penalty process, which includes a 180-day suspension and a $2,500 fine. The suspension may be reduced to 120 days with the completion of a drug and alcohol program.

The World of Outlaws also assessed a penalty to eight-time champion Donny Schatz for an incident at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Schatz had an on-track altercation with Sheldon Haudenschild after a heat race. Rule 11.1-G of the rulebook states the following:

“Any member that attempts to drive roughly and/or bumps another competitor unnecessarily will be subject to a disqualification, and/or fine, and/or suspension, and/or any other action deemed appropriate by World of Outlaws officials and/or World Racing Group Supervisory Officials.”

Schatz received a $500 fine for the incident.

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