Hmiel suspended until 2007

Shane Hmiel Suspended Until at Least 2007 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 22, 2005) -- Driver Shane Hmiel has been suspended from NASCAR competition until at least 2007, NASCAR officials said Wednesday. At that time, NASCAR will evaluate whether or...

Shane Hmiel Suspended Until at Least 2007

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 22, 2005) -- Driver Shane Hmiel has been suspended from NASCAR competition until at least 2007, NASCAR officials said Wednesday.

At that time, NASCAR will evaluate whether or not he will be allowed to return to competition.

Hmiel was suspended indefinitely June 3 after failing a substance abuse test. It was Hmiel's second offense.

He was suspended in September, 2003, after failing a substance abuse test. He completed a prescribed rehabilitation program and was reinstated for NASCAR competition in February, 2004.

NASCAR will lay out a road map for Hmiel's possible reinstatement in 2007, including a rehabilitation program that will include medical and psychological reviews, as well as frequent testing.

NASCAR will continue to be vigilant in enforcing its Substance Abuse Policy. The policy, based on reasonable suspicion, allows NASCAR to broadly administer tests virtually anytime, anywhere.

-nascar-

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