CONCORD N.C. – DIRTcar officials have announced that sprint car driver Chris Martin has been reinstated following a suspension in August.
Martin was suspended by DIRTcar on Aug. 22 following a violation of the DIRTcar substance abuse policy when he tested positive for marijuana metabolite during the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.
He later appealed his suspension, but it was upheld on appeal. Martin was suspended for 90 days from the date of the test and fined $1,000. He also had to pass two drug tests in the final 14 days of his suspension in order to be reinstated.
Martin is now a DIRTcar member in good standing and allowed to participate in any and all World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events. The new season begins on Feb. 8-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.