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NASCAR Driver Jeremy Mayfield Tested Positive for Methamphetamine (Meth)

June 9, 2009

NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield of the #41 Toyota reportedly tested positive for methamphetamine during a random drug screening at Richmond International Raceway, according to ESPN The Magazine.

NASCAR suspended Mayfield on May 9 after he failed the drug test, the magazine reports. Mayfield claimed the positive test resulted from a combination of prescription Adderall-XR and over-the-counter Claritin-D, which he took for allergies.

A third drug came up positive during the urine-based Richmond test and had not been previously identified. The name of the drug in question has been redacted from court documents and was not specified by either Mayfield or NASCAR because of the conditions of a May 29 gag order issued by Mecklenburg Count Superior Court in North Carolina, according to the publication.

The ESPN magazine learned from sources that the unidentified drug was methamphetamine. Neither NASCAR nor Mayfield is allowed to comment because of the gag order.

Mayfield’s attorneys argue it was a false positive test reading, triggered by either a mixture of the two acknowledged drugs ingested or by poorly executed testing procedures.

Sporting News reported on Friday, June 5, NASCAR countersued the suspended driver and accused him of willfully violating its substance-abuse policy, breach of contract and fraud and argued his failed drug test shouldn’t be overturned.

More to come later…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2009 10:04 PM

    Wow. Speed freak in two different sports. Impressive!

    • June 9, 2009 10:16 PM

      LOL!! Ha! True, though!

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