Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has been arrested on possession of methamphetamine charges, according to WBTV. Mayfield has been suspended from NASCAR since 2009.
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.
U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen dismissed all claims by Jeremy Mayfield in his lawsuit against NASCAR following his failure of a May 1 drug test in which he is said to have tested positive for methamphetamines.
NASCAR filed a motion to get Judge Graham Mullen to reverse the injunction that allowed Jeremy Mayfield to continue racing, according to the AP. NASCAR also gave notice of its intent to appeal.
NASCAR has filed a motion in federal court claiming that Dr. Harvey MacFenerstein, an expert witness for Jeremy Mayfield, lied about this qualifications and certifications. MacFenerstein argued that NASCAR’s drug policy is flawed and does not meet federal workplace guidelines.
NASCAR has filed a countersuit against Jeremy Mayfield, after denouncing publicly the claims he made in his lawsuit. NASCAR is countersuing on the grounds that he willfully violated NASCAR’s substance-abuse policy, breached his contract, and defrauded NASCAR and its competitors of earnings