Tag Archives: Jeremy Mayfield

Time For Jeremy Mayfield To Fix Self – Forget NASCAR

The Jeremy Mayfield saga took an ugly turn for the worse Monday with the news that sworn testimony had been gathered from four men that claim to have first-hand knowledge that Mayfield did use methamphetamine on a regular basis. The three affidavits and one deposition adds credence to similar claims of drug abuse previously made by the 40-year old NASCAR driver’s stepmother. Mayfield had categorically denied Lisa Mayfield’s accusations and had portrayed her as a person with an ‘axe to grind,’ as well as being, in is opinion, criminally responsible for the death of his father. Drug allegations came to light when Mayfield, driving for his own one-car team, failed a random drug test performed at Richmond International Raceway in May. From the time NASCAR informed Mayfield the following weekend at Darlington that he was suspended for violation of the sanctioning bodies drug policy, the Kentucky native has insisted that he did not, nor has he ever taken drugs illegally. Mayfield asserted that the positive results from the drug screening were due to a prescribed drug that he uses for ADHD (Adderall) and an over-the-counter allergy medicine (Claritin D) that he had used in combination prior to the testing in Virginia.

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Fanning the Flames: Touch ‘Em All… From Jimmie to Jeremy and Back to Juan

*Hello Matt. I’m wondering if you watched Mike Helton on _TWIN_ on Monday night. He is steadfast on NASCAR’s policies. When does he and/or Brian France come clean and admit that things in NASCAR are not as healthy as they want us to believe? The cars are a total mess of a problem, the Chase is not a true measuring stick of a champion, and spectators, sponsors, and TV viewers are jumping ship. Why can’t they level with us? That’s what we hard-care fans want to hear! It’s okay to have problems, but tell us what is being done to fix them.* _— Genn B., Bellbrook, Ohio_ *A:* I’m not clear on what exactly you expected to hear him say. He’s the president of NASCAR, after all … not some journalist whose job it is to shoot us the unbiased facts.

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NASCAR News for Wednesday, September 23, 2009

NASCAR Seeks Expert Analysis of Mayfield, Offers New Evidence The AP is reporting that on Monday, representatives of NASCAR asked federal judge Graham Mullen to force suspended former racer Jeremy Mayfield to report for a “psychiatric, neuropsychological and physical examination” sometime in the month of November. NASCAR has already chosen …

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NASCAR News for Wednesday, September 8, 2009

Mayfield Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Former Stepmother On Tuesday, suspended Sprint Cup Series driver Jeremy Mayfield officially filed a wrongful death suit against his former stepmother, Lisa Mayfield. In the suit, filed at the North Carolina Superior Court in Catawba, North Carolina, Jeremy alleges that “as a direct and …

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Fanning the Flames: Numbers Show 2009 Season Most Competitive Of Chase Era

A quick observation that somehow waded into my head amidst the congestion and cloudiness of a mid-August head cold: For as much as we, as fans and media, like to complain about the slanted nature of the sport circa 2009, notice that with Red Bull Racing’s win at Michigan, we’ve now had four first-time team winners this season. Phoenix Racing at Talladega, Michael Waltrip Racing at Charlotte, Stewart-Haas Racing at Pocono, the newly-minted Richard Petty Motorsports at Infineon and, of course, Red Bull’s win at Michigan. Flukes? Plate wins? Fuel-mileage victories? Rain-shortened triumphs? Hey, call ‘em what you will … a win’s a win.

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NASCAR News for Friday, July 31, 2009

Mayfield’s Stepmother Sues Driver For Defamation The Associated Press reported on Thursday that Lisa Mayfield, the stepmother of Jeremy Mayfield who testified in an affidavit to his drug use, is suing the former driver-owner for defamation on Wednesday. Lisa Mayfield is arguing that Jeremy accused her of being responsible for …

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NASCAR News for Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mayfield Trial Won’t Begin Before September 2010 In the ongoing saga that is NASCAR versus Jeremy Mayfield, Judge Graham Mullen has set a trial date, to begin no earlier than September 13th, 2010 in the U.S. District Court in Charlotte. There are numerous factors which could facilitate trial delays prior …

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