July 16, 2009

NASCAR's Mayfield fails second test for methamphetamines: Driver Jeremy Mayfield has failed a second drug test for meth, NASCAR officials announced. Mayfield, who was suspended in May but had his ban lifted by a court order, is also being accused of using drugs before at least one race by his stepmother. His response: "Now they got this lying [expletive] to tell lies about me, someone I am embarrassed even uses the Mayfield name. She's tried everything she can do to get money out of me. I won't help her, so I guess she found a way to get money from NASCAR by giving them an affidavit full of lies."

posted by wfrazerjr to auto racing at 12:22 PM - 12 comments

It's getting a lot harder to believe Mayfield on this one.

posted by TheQatarian at 12:42 PM on July 16, 2009

Either she is frustrated and has tried to help so many times in the past, that now she is telling all ( for Jeremy's own good, of course), or Jeremy's claims are correct, and she is just trying to make a buck.

Either way, his claim of innocence is becoming more and more sketchy.

posted by BoKnows at 12:59 PM on July 16, 2009

So he doesn't trust NASCAR or his step-mother, both of who are lying to do him in?

Sorry, the crazy train went off the tracks.

posted by dfleming at 01:05 PM on July 16, 2009

Sorry Jeremy, I don't believe you any more. Prove us all wrong. Bring your attorney to the track and pull a couple of random fans to witness you providing a sample. Have it tested on the spot with a kit from CVS. Results in less than 10 minutes and over 99% accurate. Have B sample sent to lab for confirmation. Do it every week you want to race. Do it pre and post race. YOU have a lot to prove now because the evidence is overwhelmingly against you!

posted by fyredawgb at 01:51 PM on July 16, 2009

I don't see how anyone could believe the guy after two failed tests and his stepmother's affadavit. She's risking a perjury charge by making that claim. Even if she hates him, that would be a lot to risk with a lie.

posted by rcade at 03:00 PM on July 16, 2009

The reason why the judge issued the preliminary injunction is because NASCAR's drug testing policies were flawed. Did they fix them? Why did they use the same lab as Mayfield was suing anyway?

posted by bperk at 03:24 PM on July 16, 2009

He did meth and then went left at 240 MPH? Sweet cupcakes, that's bugfuck nuts.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:30 PM on July 16, 2009

Does this mean he can star in the sequel to Speed Racer?

posted by MeatSaber at 04:41 AM on July 17, 2009

It means he can piss away what little money he has left trying to slither out of the clusterfuck he's gotten himself into. I watched one of my buddies go from homeowner, with a great job, benefits, retirement plan, badass boat, badass truck, 8 second drag bike, knockout girlfriend, have it all for the taking to a sell everything I own, living in this POS that I bought for 200.00, no job, no nothing but my meth pipe and my meth smoking buddies. A year and a half later he was dead from the toll that shit takes on your body. Pull your head out Jeremy it's not too late to save face, career and possibly your life.

posted by fyredawgb at 07:15 AM on July 17, 2009

All Jeremy needs to do look at is those pics of meth faces. Good gracious!!

posted by BornIcon at 08:26 AM on July 17, 2009

+1 Weedy.

Also, curious-is meth somehow considered a PED? I kind of doubt it, but wanted to ask anyway...

posted by Bonkers at 08:33 AM on July 17, 2009

Also, curious-is meth somehow considered a PED?

From Wikipedia:

Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant which affects neurochemical mechanisms responsible for regulating heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, appetite, attention, mood and responses associated with alertness or alarm conditions. The acute physical effects of the drug closely resemble the physiological and psychological effects of an epinephrine-provoked fight-or-flight response, including increased heart rate and blood pressure, vasoconstriction (constriction of the arterial walls), bronchodilation, and hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar). Users experience an increase in focus, increased mental alertness, and the elimination of fatigue, as well as a decrease in appetite.

So yeah, outside of the face eating and crippling addition, it's definitely capable of enhancing your performance.

posted by dfleming at 10:29 AM on July 17, 2009

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