NASCAR drivers are nervous in wake of Jeremy Mayfield's drug su...

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A few days after NASCAR suspended Jeremy Mayfield indefinitely for failing a drug test, Mark Martin called Dr. Full Story

Since: Mar 07

Atlanta

#2 May 18, 2009
NASCAR needs to tell the public exactly what type of drug was used and that will be that. Keeping everything undisclosed only creates more and more speculation. If a drive is suspended, then he should know for what, Mayfield seems like he is sticking to his original story and says it was not an Illegal drug. I can see why the other drivers would be worried at this point and time. This is an easy fix NASCAR...

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Since: Jan 08

Johnstown, PA

#3 May 18, 2009
They told JM what he tested for. Why doesnt he come out and tell everyone if he doesnt have anything to hide???? The drivers have a right to be worried because not knowing what another driver tested positive for not only puts their life in jepurdy but the other drivers also. Nascar is to be a close knit family well then tell the drivers and let them help JM if he has a problem. Mayfield is no angel. Sounds like he is in denial which is a shame because thats the first step to over coming addiction is ADMITTING you have a problem.

Since: Aug 08

Maple Heights, OH

#4 May 18, 2009
Gregmcc wrote:
NASCAR needs to tell the public exactly what type of drug was used and that will be that. Keeping everything undisclosed only creates more and more speculation. If a drive is suspended, then he should know for what, Mayfield seems like he is sticking to his original story and says it was not an Illegal drug. I can see why the other drivers would be worried at this point and time. This is an easy fix NASCAR...
Why is it the any of the public's business? As long as Mayfield knows, which I think he does, then I don't know why they need to say any more. The other drivers most likely already know, but it really isn't any of their business either. I think it's entirely acceptable that the drivers check with Nascar for anything they take, perscription or not. As far as I know the drivers all go to their own doctors, and not all doctors would know what's acceptable for drivers to take. There are a lot of fairly harmless drugs that would seem likely to be dangerous if you take them before getting into a race car.

I don't see that there's anything to fix. The random testing was put in place at the request of drivers, now they have to live with what that means. People need to respect JM's privacy, if he wants to share what he tested positive for he should be the one to tell us. Otherwise everyone needs to back off.
dalesfriend

Ocala, FL

#5 May 18, 2009
He's a public figure dalesgirl no one is backing off.

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