AJ Allmendinger makes first public statement since test failure, on Twitter

Just hours after the revelation that his B sample tested positive for a still-unrevealed stimulant, AJ Allmendinger took to Twitter at about 2 a.m. Eastern to make his first public statement on the matter. All words sic'd:

"I just want to say thank you first and foremost for all if u sticking by me. Please dont think me being means i havent been reading all ur / Support. And man, it means more than u eill ever know. Im sorry we even have to have this going on. But i promise ..i will do whatever it / Takes to get to the bottom of this and get back our there no matter what. Thanks guys."

But this being the Internet, which is stuffed chock full of opportunistic, hide-behind-a-screen vermin, Allmendinger's statement immediately came under attack for its, shall we say, less than term-paper quality written English. An hour later, Allmendinger offered up this addendum:

"Hey..sorry to u guys jumping on my spelling..it wasnt a "pr" statement..it was me typing from my heart...sorry it wasnt perfect"

Perhaps we're reading too much into this, but you'll note that Allmendinger never says he's "innocent" or denies taking whatever substance exceeded test levels. If that's the case, he may be considering a fight based not on the pass-fail of the test but on the substance triggering the failure.

So it sounds like Allmendinger will continue to fight to get back behind the wheel. How he plays the next few weeks and months will determine his future in the sport.