Judge Rules In Mayfield’s Favor
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.One Comment