Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Randy LaJoie said that he has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for violating its substance abuse policy.
Jeremy Mayfield’s legal team, headed by Mark Geragos, filed a motion Tuesday night asking a U.S. district judge to reconsider his ruling that dismissed Mayfield’s claims against NASCAR in May.
SceneDaily reports that a district court judge has denied NASCAR’s request to lift a permanent injunction he granted to Jeremy Mayfield on July 1 that would allow Mayfield to return to NASCAR competition. U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen’s decision was based on the fact that NASCAR filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of [...]
Lisa Mayfield, step mother of Jeremy Mayfield, was arrested outside his Catawba County house. She was charged with public intoxication, and has warrants issued for simple assault and trespassing. Lisa is a witness in the case between Jeremy and NASCAR over his failed drug test and suspension.
NASCAR has filed briefs to get Jeremy Mayfield’s injunction premanently thrown out. NASCAR claims to have several witnesses to Mayfield’s alleged drug use, but they are hesitant to come forward after Mayfield’s comments towards his stepmother. The briefs are in response to filings from Mayfield seeking to get the injunction reinstated.
The U.S. Court of Appeals has lifted the injunction won by Jeremm Mayfield earlier this month, paving the way for NASCAR to spend the driver until an appeal can be heard, which is likely to happen around October.
NASCAR says that Jeremy Mayfield failed the drug test he took on Monday, again testing positive for methamphetamine. Also, NASCAR included an affidavit from Mayfield’s stemother in which she contends that she witnessed him use methamphetamine for seven years.
ESPN is reporting that two independent sources revealed that the unnamed drug Jeremy Mayfield tested positive for methamphetamine, which according to the National Institutes of Health can increase alertness and concentration. All parties involved are under a gag order, and cannot verify the validity of the report.