Mayfield fails latest test

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NASCAR said Jeremy Mayfield once again tested positive for methamphetamine and asked the federal judge who lifted the driver's drug suspension to reinstate the ban.

The positive result from a July 6 random test was included in a U.S. District Court filing Wednesday that included an affidavit from Mayfield's stepmother, who claimed she personally witnessed the driver using methamphetamine at least 30 times over seven years.

Mayfield once again denied ever using the illegal drug.

"I don't trust anything NASCAR does, anything (program administrator) Dr. David Black does, never have, never will," Mayfield told The Associated Press.

Lisa Mayfield said she first saw the driver use meth in 1998 at a race shop in Mooresville, N.C. She said Mayfield cooked his own drugs until the ingredient pseudoephedrine was taken off the shelves and it became too difficult for Mayfield to obtain the ingredients. She said her stepson then began to purchase meth from others.

"Between 1998 and 2005, I am personally aware that Jeremy used methamphetamines often," she said in her affidavit. "I was concerned about his heavy use and talked to his father about it. I saw Jeremy use methamphetamine by snorting it up his nose at least 30 times during the seven years I was around him."

Mayfield angrily contested the account.

"She's tried everything she can do to get money out of me, I won't help her, so I guess she found a way to get money from NASCAR by giving them an affidavit full of lies," he said.

Mayfield was suspended May 9 for failing a random drug test conducted eight days earlier. NASCAR later said he tested positive for methamphetamine.

He sued, and U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen issued an injunction July 1 that allowed Mayfield to return. Mullen based his decision on Mayfield's argument that the testing system is flawed. He also gave NASCAR the right to test Mayfield at any time.

NASCAR did just that July 6 and said in its filings that the "A" sample had levels of methamphetamine consistent with habitual users who consume high doses.

On July 6, Mayfield also had a second test at a lab chosen by his attorneys. May-field attorney John Buric said that test came back negative but was sent back to the lab Wednesday for "reconfirmation."

Also Wednesday, the last remaining employee of Mayfield's race team, general manager Bobby Wooten, said he resigned because he doesn't believe Mayfield Motor-sports will return to the track.

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Happy Camper 455
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Happy Camper 455 07/16/09 - 01:03 am
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Red neck drug for a redneck

Red neck drug for a redneck man.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 07/16/09 - 01:07 am
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Can't this man afford

Can't this man afford cocaine?

xanadu
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xanadu 07/16/09 - 05:41 am
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whatever the nascar ruling

whatever the nascar ruling body wants, the nascar ruling body gets. you don't play the game their way, they'll figure out a way to get rid of you, one way or the other. jeremy should tell them to shove boring nascar up their ying-yang and go drive formula one or irl.

LolaJean
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LolaJean 07/16/09 - 07:22 am
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Jeremy, Please go away and

Jeremy,
Please go away and stop blaming others for your problems.

UPSETMANIA
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UPSETMANIA 07/16/09 - 08:00 am
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Looks to me like Jeremy's

Looks to me like Jeremy's career with NASCAR is over. I have no pity for people in general hooked on drugs. What a waste of talent.

justus4
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justus4 07/16/09 - 08:14 am
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How many others are using?
Unpublished

How many others are using? Where are the drug charges? From 1998 to 2005, mom said he used drugs and he wasn't caught. Where was law enforcement? How can this guy openly talk about drug use and if a minority is near a known drug area, he is suspected of buying, selling, or a kingpin. And these people operate vehicles at high speeds for entertainment!

pointstoponder
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pointstoponder 07/16/09 - 08:25 am
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Geez justus, you would try to

Geez justus, you would try to turn the weaather into a racial issue.

BabyCanYouDigYourMan
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BabyCanYouDigYourMan 07/16/09 - 08:28 am
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Man, Mayfield is totally

Man, Mayfield is totally cooked now.., get it? Cooked? hahaha

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 07/16/09 - 09:57 am
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How dumb can he be?? This man

How dumb can he be?? This man has a problem and won't admit it. Dump him.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/16/09 - 10:54 am
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STEP mom.

STEP mom.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 07/16/09 - 02:13 pm
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Well...what now, Mr.

Well...what now, Mr. Mayfield?

charliemanson
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charliemanson 07/16/09 - 02:46 pm
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Mayfield needs to stop

Mayfield needs to stop denying the problem and go get treatment before he ends up losing his life or destroying someone else life.

charliemanson
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charliemanson 07/16/09 - 02:57 pm
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P.S.: You get very few posts

P.S.: You get very few posts on these boards when the celebrity is a white person on drugs. lol.

heartablazing
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heartablazing 07/16/09 - 04:16 pm
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If there is a problem with

If there is a problem with drug use then there should be a treatment program set.See if that helps his apparent addiction.Tony Stewart had anger issues and was about to never be able to race again. Look at him now. Still don't favor him as a driver, but he is a better person now because his money-maker was on the line. All of us "rednecks" love Nascar. OH and Beer too!

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 07/16/09 - 08:24 pm
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He definitely needs to man

He definitely needs to man up, admit his addiction, and seek treatment before any career chance speeds away.

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