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Judge Rules In Mayfield’s Favor

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, July 1 2009

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In the wake of a ruling in his favor by a U.S. district judge on Wednesday, NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield said he will attempt to compete in the Sprint Cup race this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

His ability to race in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 powered by Coke will be dependent upon him being able to cobble a team and finances together. It will not be dependent on him being allowed to compete by NASCAR.

That’s because on Wednesday, judge Graham Mullen ruled in Charlotte, N.C. that Mayfield’s suspension on substance abuse violations be lifted.

NASCAR officials had indefinitely suspended the driver on May 9 after he tested positive for methamphetamines on May 1.


Mayfield’s attorney argued that the driver has never shown any characteristics of a meth abuser and that he never had the opportunity to get his backup “B” sample tested by an independent laboratory.



Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, July 1 2009
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  • marc says:

    “Mayfield’s attorney argued that the driver has never shown any characteristics of a meth abuser and that he never had the opportunity to get his backup “B” sample tested by an independent laboratory.

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    Well we know that to be a lie, there was in fact a test down by a second Lab and independent from Aegis Labs. In fact both the “A” and “B” samples were retested with the same positive result.

    Hmmm… Mayfield never displayed any characteristics of a meth user?

    Well golly gee-wiz, that proves about nothing, there’s thousands of people highly addicted to various illegal drugs and never show signs of it.

    Anyone recall Aaron Fikes relative response to his admission of taking heroin on race days?

    It amounted to “What! No never, it can’t B!”

    Those closest to him never had a clue.