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July 2, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Two months after a positive drug test for methamphetamines Jeremy Mayfield is getting ready to return to NASCAR. U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen on Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., issued a temporary injunction to allow the driver to get back behind the wheel at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. "This is huge for us," Mayfield said. "This means more to me probably than any race I've ever won or anything."
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September 9, 2009 | Wire Reports
Suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against his estranged stepmother over the 2007 death of his father. The suit, filed Sept. 4 in North Carolina Superior Court in Salisbury, does not allege how Lisa Mayfield was involved in her husband's death. It claims only that her "intentional actions" played a direct role in Terry Mayfield's death. A police investigation determined Terry Mayfield fatally shot himself in the chest. Mayfield is the first driver suspended under NASCAR's toughened drug policy.
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July 9, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
NASCAR on Wednesday asked an appeals court to ban Jeremy Mayfield from racing, alleging the participation of "a proven methamphetamine user" could lead to fatal consequences for other competitors and fans. NASCAR wants the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Charlotte, N.C., to overturn U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen's decision last week to lift Mayfield's indefinite suspension after a positive drug test. Mayfield was suspended May 9 for failing a random drug test eight days earlier.
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July 16, 2009 | Wire Reports
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.
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June 22, 1998 | From Associated Press
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.
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April 29, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 10, 2009 | Tania Ganguli
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.
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July 16, 2009 | Wire Reports
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.
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May 3, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 1, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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July 9, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
NASCAR on Wednesday asked an appeals court to ban Jeremy Mayfield from racing, alleging the participation of "a proven methamphetamine user" could lead to fatal consequences for other competitors and fans. NASCAR wants the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Charlotte, N.C., to overturn U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen's decision last week to lift Mayfield's indefinite suspension after a positive drug test. Mayfield was suspended May 9 for failing a random drug test eight days earlier.
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July 2, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Two months after a positive drug test for methamphetamines Jeremy Mayfield is getting ready to return to NASCAR. U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen on Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., issued a temporary injunction to allow the driver to get back behind the wheel at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. "This is huge for us," Mayfield said. "This means more to me probably than any race I've ever won or anything."
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May 10, 2009 | Tania Ganguli
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.
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August 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jeremy Mayfield was happy to leave his winning car behind and walk to victory circle Sunday. The winner of the chaotic NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Michigan International Speedway blew two tires as he celebrated his first victory in nearly a year with a burnout in front of the front-stretch grandstand. No matter. Mayfield was still grinning widely when he stepped out of his No. 19 Evernham Motorsports Dodge. "Every win I've ever won in this series is like that, full of drama," Mayfield said.
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June 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jeremy Mayfield is making his move. The Evernham Motorsports driver, who has been overshadowed most of the season by rookie teammate Kasey Kahne, headed into today's Nextel Cup race at Michigan on the brink of the top 10 in season points. His second-place finish at Pocono last weekend gave him three straight top-10 finishes, and put him in 11th place in the standings and very much in the hunt for a spot in NASCAR's new "Chase for the Championship."
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April 26, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After what happened to Jeremy Mayfield in last year's Winston Cup race at California Speedway, coming back to defend his title Sunday in the NAPA Auto Parts 500 should be a lark for Roger Penske's driver. How's this for a winning scenario?
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May 1, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kentucky Derby trainer Bob Baffert urged him to spin a doughnut after touring Churchill Downs in a NASCAR Winston Cup car Thursday, but being a Kentucky native, Jeremy Mayfield couldn't bring himself to desecrate the hallowed course where they'll have "the Run for the Roses" today. "Bob wanted me to spin in the mud, but I told him if he wanted to see any doughnuts, he could drive it," said Mayfield after arriving here Friday amid raindrops.
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June 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jeremy Mayfield is making his move. The Evernham Motorsports driver, who has been overshadowed most of the season by rookie teammate Kasey Kahne, headed into today's Nextel Cup race at Michigan on the brink of the top 10 in season points. His second-place finish at Pocono last weekend gave him three straight top-10 finishes, and put him in 11th place in the standings and very much in the hunt for a spot in NASCAR's new "Chase for the Championship."
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May 3, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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