Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Former NASCAR Driver Had A Great Racing Career Until He Got Into Drugs

42 year old Jeremy Mayfield ( born May 27,1969) is from Owensboro, Kentucky. Mayfield began racing in his hometown of Owensboro, racing BMX bicycles. He started racing go-karts at a local short track, moving to Nashville Speedway USA at the age of 19. He soon went to work for Sadler Bros Racing as a fabricator, and became their driver winning Late Model Rookie of the Year at Kentucky Motor Speedway in 1987. In 1993, he joined the ARCA Series and was named Rookie of the Year.
Jeremy attempted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He has 3 starts in the Truck series with a best finish of 6th at the 2003 Hardees’s 250 for Green Light racing. His first race was the 2003 Hardees’s 200 (Charlotte). His last race was the 2006 Easy Care Vehicle Service Contracts 200 ( Atlanta). In his short Truck Series Career, he only scored 1 top 10.
Jeremy started his NASCAR Nationwide Series Career with his first race at the 1995 Good Wrench 200 ( Rockingham). His last race was the 2006 Stator Brothers 300 (California). He scored only 5 top 10’s in his Nationwide career.
Mayfield made his Cup Debut at the Mello Yello 500, starting 30th and finishing 29th in the #95 ford Thunderbird sponsored by Mac tools in 1993. Jeremy’s first win was the 1998 Pocono 500. His last Cup Race was the 2009 crown royal Presents the Russell Friedman 400( Richmond). His last win was the 2005 GFS Marketplace 400 ( Michigan) In the Cup Series, Jeremy earned at total of 5 wins, 96 top ten’s and 9 poles.
On May 9, 2009, Mayfield was suspended indefinitely as both owner and driver by NASCAR following what NASCAR said was a positive test for Methamphetamine. A federal judge weighing the respective harms and evidence lifted the suspension temporarily on July 1,2009. On July 15, 2009, it was revealed by NASCAR that Mayfield again tested positive for the second time of using Methamphetamine. He allegedly failed a random drug test on July 6. On July 24, a federal appeals court overturned the previous injunction Mayfield had been awarded, leaving him suspended from the sports again.
Former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield was arrested Tuesday night on drug charges. According to published reports, authorities were executing a search warrant for stolen property at Mayfield's home in Catawba and found methamphetamines, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office. Mayfield has not been charged with possessing stolen property, though the Mooresville Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are investigating the theft of racing memorabilia, which led them to Mayfield's residence. He was released on a $3,000 bond. Jeremy is scheduled to appear in Catawba court today.
If Jeremy would of just left the drugs alone, he would most likely have been very successful in NASCAR. Unfortunately he was busted multiple times with drugs and now he has to face the consequences. It’s a shame to see a talented racer just throw everything he has worked for in his racing career away, because he wanted to do drugs. All of Jeremy's fans are hoping he can turn his life around.

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