Mayfield Saga Contiues: NASCAR Countersues Mayfield

Danielle hendersonCorrespondent IJune 5, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 12:  NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield attends the 'NBC Upfront' preview of the 2003/2004 television lineup at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center May 12th, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

NASCAR announced today that they wil be countersuing Jeremy Mayfield.

Ramsey Roton, spokesman for NASCAR, said Friday that they filed the countersuit because Mayfield willfully violated the substance abuse policy.

"You will see in there that he competed in a number of races that had we known that he had been on the medication that he was on, and certainly if we had known there was an illegal substance involved, we would not have allowed him to compete," Poston said. "So in effect, he took money away from other potential competitors who could have gained those earnings."

NASCAR is also claiming that Mayfield knew that he was abusing the substance but still competed. They are also saying that Mayfield violated contracts he had with NASCAR and did not follow the rules and standards put forth to all drivers.

I have heard people say that one is wrong... must not be NASCAR.

As I have said before the whole thing is ridiculous!