CHARLOTTE, N.C. Suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield must wait until next week for a judge to rule whether his suspension for a failed drug test should be overturned.
Mayfield filed a lawsuit today challenging the indefinite suspension, saying NASCAR did not follow its drug-testing policies and left the driver with no way to prove his innocence.
Mecklenburg County Superior Court Judge Forrest Bridges set a hearing for Wednesday, saying an immediate ruling was not necessary because Mayfield Motorsports is not racing this weekend. But the judge warned both sides not to discuss Mayfield's test results in the meantime.
NASCAR suspended Mayfield on May 9 after he failed a random drug test, and Mayfield's attorneys acknowledged in court Friday that NASCAR told Mayfield he had tested positive for amphetamines. They said the driver was taking Adderall for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Claritin-D for allergies.