June 22, 1998 |
Jeremy Mayfield knew he had the best car, and realized that overconfidence would be his greatest adversary Sunday in the waning laps of the Pocono 500. "With about 25 laps to go, the caution came out, and I knew right then that I had the car that could win the race," he said after dominating the field to win for the first time on the Winston Cup circuit. "I was already thinking about Victory Lane . . . and had to regain my focus." His Ford averaged 117.
April 29, 1998 |
Few race drivers like two-driver teams--they want to keep all their hard-earned secrets to themselves--and Rusty Wallace has been one of the most outspoken. So why is Wallace now working so closely with Jeremy Mayfield in matching Ford Tauruses on the Winston Cup circuit? "The Captain told me he wanted a second driver," Wallace says matter-of-factly. "That was enough." The Captain is Roger Penske, owner of Wallace's Penske South team and co-owner of Mayfield's Penske-Kranefuss team.
May 10, 2009 |
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and owner Jeremy Mayfield has been suspended indefinitely after failing a random drug test administered at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway last week. "We have zero tolerance for violation of our substance-abuse policy," said Jim Hunter, NASCAR's vice president of corporate communication. "We've made it very clear that we're going to stick to that. . . . Overall I think the random testing program is working.
July 16, 2009 |
Jeremy Mayfield tested positive again for methamphetamine, NASCAR said, igniting another round of denials from the driver, who angrily accused the sanctioning body of paying his stepmother to lie about his alleged past drug use. The positive result from a July 6 random test was included in a U.S. District Court filing Wednesday that asked the federal judge who lifted Mayfield's drug suspension to reinstate the ban.
May 3, 2000 |
Driver Jeremy Mayfield and co-owner Michael Kranefuss' Mobil 1 team, two days after winning their first Winston Cup race at California Speedway, were hit Tuesday by one of the largest penalties in NASCAR history for using an illegal fuel additive during a race two weeks earlier at Talladega, Ala. Mayfield lost 151 points in the season standings, crew chief Peter Sospenzo was suspended four races until June 6, and Kranefuss, who shares team ownership with Roger Penske, was fined $50,000.
May 1, 2000 |
The heat in Jeremy Mayfield's Mobil 1 Ford was so intense he nearly needed a relief driver, but he hung on to win the NAPA Auto Parts 500 Sunday and extend NASCAR's streak of different Winston Cup winners to 10 races. The victory came for a team that was already feeling the heat from NASCAR before the race for allegedly having illegal fuel in the tank two weeks ago when Mayfield finished 14th at Talladega, Ala.