Saturday, May 27, 2017

Jeremy Mayfield Born In Owensboro, Kentucky - May 27, 1969

  May 27, 1969
Jeremy Mayfield
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA.
Mayfield is a former NASCAR driver who last competed in 2009 due to legal troubles and an indefinite suspension by NASCAR. Prior to 2009, Mayfield drove cars for the Sadler Brothers, T.W. Taylor, Cale Yarborough, Michael Kranefuss, Roger Penske, Ray Evernham, Bill Davis, and Gene Haas. He last drove for his own team, Mayfield Motorsports, before his suspension.

Mayfield was the 1993 ARCA Rookie of the Year and the 1987 Kentucky Motor Speedway Rookie of the Year. His NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career consisted of 433 races run over 17 years, with 5 wins, 96 top ten finishes and 9 poles.

On May 9, 2009, Mayfield was suspended indefinitely as both owner and driver by NASCAR following what NASCAR said was a positive test for methamphetamine. A federal judge weighed the evidence and subsequently temporarily lifted the suspension on July 1, 2009. On July 15, 2009, it was revealed by NASCAR that Mayfield had for the second time tested positive for methamphetamine after failing a random drug test on July 6. On July 24, a federal appeals court overturned the previous injunction Mayfield had been awarded, leaving him suspended from the sport.

Mayfield was working as a delivery person in while waiting for word on his appeals. By 2011, tax officials in Catawba County, North Carolina were on the verge of foreclosing on Mayfield's 388-acre spread there because he owed $82,000 in back taxes. In 2012, Mayfield was evicted from his home.
On December 19, 2013, firefighters burnt down Mayfield's former mansion in a controlled burn. On January 6, 2014, Mayfield was convicted on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count for possessing stolen items, receiving 18 months of unsupervised probation, and was ordered to pay $88,124.41, adding an extra $1,100 in court costs.

Mayfield currently races in the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Tour, making his debut in the series' inaugural race at Hickory Motor Speedway. In May 2014, Mayfield released a video, titled "The Mayfield Story", to explain the substance abuse controversy from his point of view.

In July 2014, Mayfield returned to organized racing competition, driving in an Pro Cup Series event at Tri-County Motor Speedway and finishing seventh of the ten cars that started. On September 29, 2014, Mayfield announced he would compete full-time in dirt and Super Late Model racing for 2015. On October 8, 2014, Mayfield started a Dirt Late Model team with plans to compete full-time in the World of Outlaws, with Mayfield as driver of the J2 car and Aaron Thomas as owner; Charlotte Motor Speedway owner Humpy Wheeler is an assistant for Mayfield. He currently lives in Denver, North Carolina.

1 comment:

  1. Sure hope you can find yourself. Drugs change everything. Prescribed or not. Good luck to you.