|Mayfield’s 2003 ride…back in better times|
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield (who has ruined his career by stealing and using drugs) could be on a rebound…Check this out.
|Mayfield running for his own NASCAR team, in later years.|
If suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield can avoid jail time, he could have a job back behind the wheel of a racecar later this year. ARCA team owner Roger Carter said Tuesday that he wants to put the embattled Mayfield in one of his cars. He hopes to field a car for Mayfield in the June race at Pocono Raceway, but Carter is not sure if Mayfield can compete that soon in the Midwest-based stock-car series. Carter currently operates Carter 2 Motorsports and has a long history of involvement in racing, including with the Sadler Brothers Racing team that put Mayfield in a Cup car for the first time in 1993.
|ARCA Series Cars.|
An ARCA spokesman said that because Mayfield has not applied for an ARCA license, the sanctioning body has no comment. Carter said that ARCA officials want to see how Mayfield’s legal issues turn out before making a decision. He said he doesn’t blame ARCA for hesitating to approve Mayfield, especially considering its relationship with NASCAR. ARCA runs as a support series at many NASCAR events on the same weekend. Carter said he won’t cause controversy if Mayfield isn’t allowed to race. He said he’s talked with Mayfield and told him that he would have to submit to an ARCA drug test and be willing to take a drug test administered by the team.
I suppose this will be good for Jeremy to have a racing job, even if he’s not racing in NASCAR anymore…at least he’ll be able to pay the bills.