NASCAR: Mayfield again tests positive for meth

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. The filing included
an affidavit from Mayfield’s stepmother, Lisa, who said she witnessed the driver using methamphetamine
at least 30 times over seven years.
"I don’t trust anything NASCAR does, anything Dr. David Black does, never have, never will,"
Mayfield told The Associated Press in a phone interview. Black is the administrator for NASCAR’s
drug-testing program.
"And they picked the wrong woman to use against me because that (expletive) is trash and has got
nothing on me but lies."
According to documents, Lisa Mayfield said she first saw the driver use meth in 1998 at a race shop in
Mooresville, N.C. She said Mayfield cooked his own drugs until the ingredient pseudoephedrine was taken
off the shelves and it became too difficult for Mayfield to obtain the ingredients. She said her stepson
then began to purchase meth from others.
"Between 1998 and 2005, I am personally aware that Jeremy used methamphetamines often," she
said in her affidavit. "I was concerned about his heavy use and talked to his father about it. I
saw Jeremy use methamphetamine by snorting it up his nose at least 30 times during the 7 years I was
around him. Jeremy used methamphetamine not only in my presence, but also when we were both in the
presence of others."
Mayfield contested his stepmother’s account.
"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," he said.
Mayfield was suspended May 9 for failing a random drug test conducted eight days earlier. NASCAR later
said he tested positive for methamphetamine.