Jeremy Mayfield Saga Moves to Federal Court

Danielle hendersonCorrespondent IJune 3, 2009

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 24:  Jeremy Mayfield, driver of the #41 All Sport Body Quencher Toyota, waits in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 24, 2009 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Jeremy Mayfield has finally reached his boiling point. After failing a drug test, he was suspended from NASCAR indefinitely.

Mayfield has chosen to sue NASCAR.

For what reason? I can't figure that out.

I guess he blames NASCAR for his failing a drug test. Maybe he feels like NASCAR framed him and set up the failed test to knock him out of competition. Whatever his reason is, I find the whole thing to be rather stupid.

Anyway, enough of my rambling. On to the "news" if we can call it that.

On Tuesday, June 2, NASCAR moved the challenge of Mayfield's indefinite suspension up to federal levels.

This notice came a day before a North Carolina state judge was scheduled to hear the case.

Thus far, no date has been set for the federal level hearing.

Mayfield was hoping a state-level judge would lift his suspension so that he may race at Pocono Raceway this weekend.

Just to refresh everyone's memory, Mayfield has claimed to have been taking a prescription medication for ADHD and Claritin D for allergies.

NASCAR said that Mayfield's test was positive for Amphetamines, which is always a concern for Meth, but could be many things.

NASCAR'S drug doctor said that Mayfield's prescription medication and Claritin D could not have caused the test results to be positive for Amphetamines.

I, for one, don't know much about drugs except the different forms they can come in and to stay away from them.

All that I know for sure is that Mayfield did something Illegal by NASCAR rules and now has to pay for it.

I must stop writing this article before I begin to rant some more. I will be giving continued updates on the Mayfield saga.