The Real Reason Mayfield Isn't Back Yet

David PhillipsAnalyst IJuly 6, 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)


For the last two months since NASCAR announced that Mayfield failed a drug test, we've all wondered and disscussed the possibilties of was he really on drugs, was NASCAR wrong, did NASCAR mess up the test, would that even be possible.

Then reports (that I may add have not been confermed by NASCAR) came out saying it was methamphetamines. While he definitely does not look like a meth-head, NASCAR never denied nor confrimed that, so continued speculation was out there.

Mayfield the whole time has sworn he never used drugs and that it was some medicine he was taking with Clartin, who knows—I'm not a doctor. I would like to see someone come out and say whether that is possible or not, which someone may have, I haven't follwed it all that close.

Then before Daytona, Mayfield convinced a Federal Judge to over turn his ban from competing. Mayfield could have competed at Daytona, but no Mayfeild; people asked: "Why, I thought he needed the income?"

Mayfield responded saying he didn't have a car ready to compete at Daytona and he had to lay off employees at the shop, but he was more than certain to be at Chicago. Well wait, no No. 41 and no Mayfield entered in the race, so what does this mean?

Here's my opinion on it:

  1. I'll be nice to Mayfield with my first probablility, because maybe he really doesn't have enough people to compete at the track.
  2. Maybe he can't afford to travel that far; I'm sure his bank account is gone.
  3. Maybe he's afraid someone will purposely wreck him, costing him even more money that he already doesn't have.
  4. Maybe he's afraid that NASCAR will drug test him if he's still on drugs, and that he'll fail a drug test that he knows NASCAR will make him taks.

Let me know what you think.