Is basically a dependency recovery program. NASCAR will provide A.J. with a program that has certain bench marks for him to achieve. Once he completes the program he will be eligible for reinstatement. It is possible depending on his dependency and how his counseling goes that he could complete the program prior to the end of the season. I know a few crew members who have completed the process in less than 6 months; it all depends on the individual circumstances. The important thing is to get it right the first time and not drop out. In short if he passes the program he can drive again.
NASCAR cannot by law release what the substance is, that is a major violation of patient confidentiality. So the only two ways the info would come out: would be a lawsuit where it becomes public record or A.J. releases it himself. In this case I think both are unlikely; I don’t believe he will go to court. I also do not believe his camp will release the information. If he had tested positive for let’s say some type of dietary supplement they would be very quick to let the public know what it was. The stigma associated with a supplement or even a prescription drug is much less than an illicit drug. In this case the silence of his camp will speak volumes about what it was.
It is sufficient for the public to know that he is going to get some help and hopefully put this behind him. Take Care.