On the heels of the steroid controversy involving Craftsman Truck Series champ Ron Hornaday, NASCAR says it is ready to come up with a new drug policy and this time around the organization would like every car owner and driver to have a say in the matter.

The announcement was made during the media conference on Friday at New Hampshire Speedway.

Hornaday apparently tested for an anabolic steroids in the form of testosterone cream but he denied he used the banned compound to enhance his performance in the track. Hornaday said he used the substance during the 2004 and 2005 seasons to treat a ‘mysterious illness’, which doctors had difficulty diagnosing at that time. It turned out the illness was Graves’ disease, a thyroid disorder characterized by goiter and ‘orange peel’ skin, which up to now Hornaday receives treatment for.

NASCAR’s current policy may be described as overly lenient – there are no random or scheduled screenings for drivers. It is only on grounds of reasonable suspicion that officials conduct testing for illicit compounds.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sympathized with Hornaday, but he hopes a stringent anti-doping program will be implemented at NASCAR.

“I hope we get a strict consistent policy,” Earnhardt said Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “I would like to have drug testing every two weeks or something like that.  That would be awesome.”

“I want to catch somebody who is fooling around,” Earnhardt said. “I don’t want to be a jerk about it but I don’t want it anywhere around me. I don’t want to be involved in a race with anyone that’s not playing by the rules and not making good judgment decisions.I don’t really see anything right now that gives me reasonable suspicion and I didn’t before and then Ron comes out with his deal so maybe we need more than reasonable suspicion.”