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Podcast: Jeremy Mayfield on Rekindling Relationships, SRX Interest & NASCAR Losing Its Way

For the first time in years, Jeremy Mayfield is speaking publicly and joins the podcast this week. Davey Segal and Michael Massie find out how Mayfield has been the last few years, what he’s been up to and why this past weekend at the SRX finale in Nashville was the best weekend he’s had in a long time. Find out why Mayfield was nervous to attend, who invited him and how interested he is in racing with the series next season.

Plus, Mayfield opens up about his suspension from NASCAR, financial issues and more off-track struggles, including how it all affected him personally, what he thinks of NASCAR now compared to when he raced, whether he can see himself racing in the Camping World Truck or Xfinity Series again and more.

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Davey and Michael also discuss Aric Almirola‘s surprise victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and NASCAR’s officiating woes that saw the race start in the rain and end prematurely due to darkness. Has Ford gained on Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports? They debate that and more.

About the author

Davey is in his fifth season with Frontstretch and currently serves as a multimedia editor and reporter. He authors the "NASCAR Mailbox" column, spearheads the site's video content and hosts the Frontstretch Podcast weekly. He's covered the K&N Pro Series and ARCA extensively for NASCAR.com and currently serves as an associate producer for SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and production assistant for NBC Sports Washington. Follow him on Twitter @DaveyCenter.

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Edward Poplawski

Everybody whines that NASCAR is a spec car series and that’s why they don’t watch anymore and then the SRX series comes along and now everybody loves spec car racing. Go figure!!!

Jeremie white

In my opinion the reason most people are ok with SRX being a spec car is because it isn’t claiming to be anything but a spec car. If NASCAR would eliminate the “Stock car” within the name then maybe people wouldn’t be so upset at the fact that ever car is exactly the same. I know we will never see a true stock car in NASCAR ever again like the early years of NASCAR, but they can issue out cars and call it stock car racing.


Yeah, it really makes no sense whatsoever. I guess people like to be told they are watching a circus rather than having to figure it out for themselves. Doesn’t say much for the intelligence of the motorsports consumer.

Big Tex

Amen. It’s like my friends who are now F1 fans because of Netflix. They want to go see a race in Belgium or Germany. It’s useless to point out you could’ve gone to check it out in Austin (200 miles away) for the last 10 years.

Sara Alejandra

I love you jermey mayfield


Are you for real, lady?

Edward A Harris

You have to wonder about his suspension. The powers that be seemed scared of what Jeremy knew more than what he did…..

Stephen Darrah

I’m curious as to what you are referring to. He had a drug problem and then arrested for criminal problems. Please explain.


How has Jeremy’s career turned out since he rattled Ironhead’s cage at Pocono?


He won Richmond to get into the inaugural Chase, a career performance


I had hot passes for this race and I tell you when Mayfield did the bump and run the crowd was electric and it was amazing to see their reaction from the pits.

Sam Theroux



Jeremy Mayfield has become a folk hero to many fans simply because of his own bad behavior and worse attitude. I guess that explains the continuing adoration of a certain part of the population for a “populist charlatan” who used to hold office in the U.S.

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