Jeremy Mayfield SuspendedMay 10th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
Jeremy Mayfield, has been slapped an indefinite suspension for his failure to pass a random drug test. Mayfield drives #41 All Sport Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series.
The officers of the NASCAR race officials report that Mayfield failed the drug test which was conducted as a routine surprise test at Richmond International Raceway last weekend. Jim Hunter, the NASCAR spokesman did not want to reveal what exactly was the banned substance for which he was banned. But he did confirm that it was not an offense related to alcohol. Hunter emphasised that, “There is no place for substance abuse in our sport.” On the part of Mayfield the followiwas released: “In my case, I believe that the combination of a prescribed medicine and an over the counter medicine reacted together and resulted in a positive drug test. My doctor and I are working with both Dr. David Black and NASCAR to resolve the matter.”
Thirty nine year old Mayfield won five Cup victories in his more than four hundred career starts. Mayfield’s last win came in Michigan in 2005. Mayfield will be replaced in the #41 Toyota by an interim car owner. Racing rules require that a replacement driver should be appointed for the period of Mayfield’s suspension.
Te beginning of this year’s racing season saw new and tougher rules come into effect. Since then, the first sanctioned driver is Mayfield. The new rules have made it mandatory that all the crew members and the drivers should be tested before the commencement of the racing season. Again, four drivers, whose names are randomly thrown up by an automated computerised program, are test every weekend.
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