It is the saga that keeps on rolling. Suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield had his Catawba, North Carolina home and property auctioned off in foreclosure on the steps of the courthouse this afternoon.
According to reporter Alan Cavanna of WSOC-TV in Charlotte, who was on the scene, the property was sold for $1.725 million to Carolina Farm Credit, which is the bank that held the note on the property.
In addition, perhaps the most shocking were Mayfield's statements to Sporting News' Bob Pockrass after a court appearance in North Carolina Superior Court in Caldwell County, where he said he will give up in his lawsuit against NASCAR over the failed drug test in May 2009.
The only remaining step for Mayfield in this case would be an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Perhaps it is also difficult to find things "even more interesting" when it comes to the storylines and information that continuously stem from this case. However, reporter Tony Burbeck (@TonyBurbeck) of television station WCNC in Charlotte had this to say on Twitter, "One bidder says he represents ray evernham".
Ray Evernham is the former principal owner of Evernham Motorsports, the team that formerly employed Mayfield to drive its No. 19 Dodge in the Sprint Cup Series before later releasing him. Soon after, Mayfield would make controversial statements claiming the performance of Evernham's race teams were not his fault, but rather Evernham was spending too much time with his development driver and later, wife, Erin Crocker.
It is unclear why Mr. Evernham had representatives at the auction of Mayfield's property. Though in this response to Mr. Burbeck, Jeremy's wife, Shana Mayfield called it, "such a classy move," seemingly pointing out that the presence of Mr. Evernham's representatives were not on mutual terms.
Further developments in this story as they happen, as always, can be found here.