Jeremy Mayfield: Lawyered Up For a Fight With NASCAR, Bad Idea Sir

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IMay 20, 2009

HAMPTON, GA - OCTOBER 27: Jeremy Mayfield, driver of the #66 Best Buy Chevrolet, sits in his car in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Pepboys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on October 27, 2007 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Jeremy Mayfield made the mistake of making this situation a media circus when he called a impromptu news conference at Lowe's speedway.

Now, he has an angry NASCAR loaded for bear, embarrassing and calling out a huge institution in front of the media is just not the way to go.

I don't know if he has advisers for this situations, but if he did, they showed poor judgement in the way they handled this.

It is always good to stand back and shut up for awhile, wait until the smoke clears, and then try to sit with NASCAR and work out a solution to the problem.

All the talk about a lawsuit just aggravated the situation. First of all, does anyone really think big corporations are all that concerned with lawsuits?

They get sued all the time, it is part of their operational cost, just ask a car dealer.

Now, Mayfield has just added fuel to the fire by lawyering up. If I were a beating man I would say, even if he wins he loses.

This is a fight NASCAR won't lose, period, they just not going to give in and admit they're wrong.

I find it hard to believe NASCAR made a mistake here. I would assume they check and double check their results.

If that was me, I would of just prayed a few Ave Marias and the lords prayer, say I'll be more careful next time, take NASCAR's medicine and move on. Hallelujah!!

This problem may have been settled by now and he would of been looking forward to racing soon. Instead, he will be behind the fence looking in, waiting to get into a long fight with NASCAR.