NASCAR Claims Mayfield Lied in Federal Court

Jim BobCorrespondent IJuly 27, 2009

DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 08: Jeremy Mayfield, driver of the #41 SmallSponsor.com Toyota, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Southern 500 on May 8, 2009 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

On a Monday round of court filings by NASCAR to ask U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen to lift the injunction granted to Jeremy Mayfield on July 1, NASCAR claimed that Mayfield lied to the federal court last week while describing a July 6 drug test.

Mayfield testified last week that NASCAR's request a drug test went straight to his voicemail.  The suspended driver/owner then claims that he did not get the phone call until 40 minutes later.  NASCAR claims to have a recording of the call as proof Mayfield is lying.

Mayfield is not longer allowed to race in the Sprint Cup Series after the court issued a ruling that blocked Judge Mullen's decision. However, NASCAR needs Judge Mullen to overturn his ruling for legal reasons.