Mayfield loses ride

Mayfield loses ride

There are 197 comments on the PilotOnline.com story from Apr 10, 2008, titled Mayfield loses ride. In it, PilotOnline.com reports that:

Haas CNC Racing announced that Jeremy Mayfield is gone as driver of the team's No. via PilotOnline.com

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Old Bars Man

United States

#21 Jul 30, 2008
hazel wrote:
old bars man
you sound very bitter, very bitter.
Are you the man yous was talkin 'bout?
Not bitter at all, just realistic, Jeremy has burnt more than a few bridges and now that he has been in racing for almost ten years with very little to show, his window of opportunity is just about up. Sponsors are pushing for the young, good looking spokesperson as well as a driver, Jeremy does not cut the spokesperson image because he is not all that talented behind a mike, he is also about at the age limit that the good teams are looking for when it comes to drivers, ask Kenny Wallace, Robbie Gordon, and Mike Skinner, as well as Joe Nemecheck and all three of the Green brothers.
Today's top of the line teams are looking to the Formula 1 concept of younger drivers comming in from very early contractual connections such signing at under 18 and being developed by the team.
Jeremy does have an option that will most likely become a very large part of the larger NASCAR teams and that is being a full time test driver for a team.

As far as being angry, again I only make these statements based on his options with the #02,#98,#37,#19 and now the #70, none of which turned out very well. Going semi public about Ray Evernham and his personal relation with the female driver did not help Jeremy as far as a career choice.
sunshine

Harrison, OH

#22 Aug 3, 2008
we all make mistakes in life.But if we're lucky we learn by them. I hope some owner/sponsor is willing to give him a chance to prove both his driving and the fact that he's grown up some.
chris

Central City, KY

#23 Aug 4, 2008
the thing that bothers me about nascar right now,is its the same ones up front everyweek.yes jeremy has said some things im sure he regrets,but, we all have, if i could start my own race team ,with all the resources a driver could want. i would tab jeremy as my driver.people wrote jeff burton off.now look at him.hes a contender now,last time i checked the 19 car hadnt won a race since jm was in it. if a man is willing to drive without a contract, that means he has something to prove. so rcr ,penske,or dei. please give jeremy a shot at it,you cant lose!

“Don't be Pinocchio”

Since: Aug 08

New Orleans, LA

#24 Aug 4, 2008
I have to tell all you Jeremy fans a thing about Jeremy he is racing but he goes under the name Joe Nemecheck now.
Steve

Little River, SC

#25 Aug 6, 2008
First of all the 02 was not Jeremy's first ride. The 95 Shoney's car with the Sadler Bros was his first ride. He ran to 02 for four races only. The fact is that Jeremy got his wish to be a part of a new team growing in NASCAR when he hooked up with Michael Krannefus and the 37 team. That team grew up to become the 12 and a top team. It took him a few places to find the right team that had the ability and promise to succeed. The 95, 02 and 98 didn't fit that bill. Before the advent of developmental drivers, all young drivers bounced around proving themselves with small, underfunded teams to earn opportunities with bigger teams. Jeremy was no different. Remember Jeff Gordon at BDR?

Jeremy will have a ride soon.
Old Bars Man

United States

#26 Aug 6, 2008
Steve wrote:
First of all the 02 was not Jeremy's first ride. The 95 Shoney's car with the Sadler Bros was his first ride. He ran to 02 for four races only. The fact is that Jeremy got his wish to be a part of a new team growing in NASCAR when he hooked up with Michael Krannefus and the 37 team. That team grew up to become the 12 and a top team. It took him a few places to find the right team that had the ability and promise to succeed. The 95, 02 and 98 didn't fit that bill. Before the advent of developmental drivers, all young drivers bounced around proving themselves with small, underfunded teams to earn opportunities with bigger teams. Jeremy was no different. Remember Jeff Gordon at BDR?
Jeremy will have a ride soon.
The Jeff Gordon BDR was a Bush ride and that is when Hendrick stole Jeff from ford and thus is why all the current early age long term contracts.

Jeremy is finished as a driver in any type of front line ride, his relative lack of success along with the public statements about Ray Evernham and Erin Crocker sealed that deal. The inner sanctum of a NASCAR team is much like the locker room of the stick and one ball sports. To betray and go public with the inner workings is seen as being a traitor and Jeremy has that rep. That problem and his age will prevent Jeremy from getting anything more than a middle of the pack truck ride.
Combat Vet

AOL

#27 Aug 6, 2008
As my contact name implies, I've seen the worst of life (and death) from the jungles of Nam to the sands of the Middle East. After dealing with real life and death issues, I'm always amased how mean spirited people can be about others when there is absolutely no need. Sorry to see that Old Bars Man feels compeled to degrade Jeremy. After Jeremy visited Iraq a couple of months ago, he gained a great deal of respect from the troops over there and he also found a lot of new fans. I've followed Jeremy since he drove for Cale. In many respects Jeremy is no different from any other driver, free agent ball player or coache who's looking for a better payday or better team. I'm a fan of NASCAR and I've never felt comfortable in berating any of the drivers. Those drivers are putting their life on the line to entertain us. Hard for me to cut em down when they could be gone in an instant. I hope Jeremy gets that ride and I know he has always regreted leaving Roger and the number 12. Hope he get a chance to climb back in the Mobil 1.
Old Bars Man

United States

#28 Aug 6, 2008
Combat Vet wrote:
As my contact name implies, I've seen the worst of life (and death) from the jungles of Nam to the sands of the Middle East. After dealing with real life and death issues, I'm always amased how mean spirited people can be about others when there is absolutely no need. Sorry to see that Old Bars Man feels compeled to degrade Jeremy. After Jeremy visited Iraq a couple of months ago, he gained a great deal of respect from the troops over there and he also found a lot of new fans. I've followed Jeremy since he drove for Cale. In many respects Jeremy is no different from any other driver, free agent ball player or coache who's looking for a better payday or better team. I'm a fan of NASCAR and I've never felt comfortable in berating any of the drivers. Those drivers are putting their life on the line to entertain us. Hard for me to cut em down when they could be gone in an instant. I hope Jeremy gets that ride and I know he has always regreted leaving Roger and the number 12. Hope he get a chance to climb back in the Mobil 1.
Sir, first of all, IF, you are a vet, thank you for your service, however, not many vets use their military status as a screen name. My son was in the military for over nine years and was almost killed at Fort Sill in a training accident, his DI and three members of his unit were, he was the worst one wounded who survived.
Second, Jeremy, by choice, has made himself a public figure, with all the benifits of public opinion (great pay and adoration) and all of the results from statements made by "THE PUBLIC" about his on and off track actions. His choice, not mine, not yours. Remember the old saying about having your cake and eating it too? I stand by everything I have stated, it might not be pertty, it might not be ugly, however, it is the truth.
Fan of Jeremys

United States

#29 Aug 7, 2008
old bars man...Jeremy had his crew chief, cars, team taken away from him in '05, to get the teamate mate ready for the chase in '06.Yes, the team mate was winning, got the glory with Jeremy's stuff and crew chief, that was a good team. Jeremy was religated to drive R&D CRAP, and inherited a stupid crew chief that wouldn't listen to what Jeremy needed to drive the car. the owner gave Jeremy notice in early '06 that he was going to be able to finish the year out'06 at where he was...So the owner was all the time going with his truck team, and girlie driver....yes, if a reporter, anybody said anything about it and it got into print, they would of been sued.Jeremy did his best with the R&D CRAP...a reporter asked him a question, and Jeremyy said 'he's never here with us, always gone with the truck team.'....note please that there was no mention of the cheating going on by the owner and his girlie driver...the owner was a married man at the time...Jeremy got accused of tanking the car at Indy, and was replaced by another driver. Jeremy went to court, and thru the court papers...it came out that the driver was female...and so went the fiasco.The media put Jeremy's good name down.Please tell me where to look on the internet about Jeremy and the 02 team,Sadler Brothers team so that I can read what Jeremy did so wrong. There are lots of drivers who have said things about their teams, one right now is saying his car is crap. So Jeremy isn't the only one. I believe that Jeremy will get a good ride for next year, not a crappy one either.
The media, trolls on the internet have blasphmemed Jeremy , more than Jeremy saying something, that got put out of proportion.

Jeremy will drive again in the Nextel series.
chris

Central City, KY

#30 Aug 7, 2008
im gonna say this, all of you who think jeremy is done in the sprint cup series. you are wrong. he will be in a penske or ganassi/waltrip ride in the 09 season.hes not done winning yet.
Good

United States

#32 Aug 7, 2008
whatever

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#33 Aug 7, 2008
The sad fact is Jeremy Mayfield won't be in a Cup or Nationwide ride next year. There's nothing out there for him. Sometimes you retire, sometimes you get retired. He's too far down the other side of the hill.
Old Bars Man

United States

#34 Aug 8, 2008
Fan of Jeremys wrote:
old bars man...Jeremy had his crew chief, cars, team taken away from him in '05, to get the teamate mate ready for the chase in '06.Yes, the team mate was winning, got the glory with Jeremy's stuff and crew chief, that was a good team. Jeremy was religated to drive R&D CRAP, and inherited a stupid crew chief that wouldn't listen to what Jeremy needed to drive the car. the owner gave Jeremy notice in early '06 that he was going to be able to finish the year out'06 at where he was...So the owner was all the time going with his truck team, and girlie driver....yes, if a reporter, anybody said anything about it and it got into print, they would of been sued.Jeremy did his best with the R&D CRAP...a reporter asked him a question, and Jeremyy said 'he's never here with us, always gone with the truck team.'....note please that there was no mention of the cheating going on by the owner and his girlie driver...the owner was a married man at the time...Jeremy got accused of tanking the car at Indy, and was replaced by another driver. Jeremy went to court, and thru the court papers...it came out that the driver was female...and so went the fiasco.The media put Jeremy's good name down.Please tell me where to look on the internet about Jeremy and the 02 team,Sadler Brothers team so that I can read what Jeremy did so wrong. There are lots of drivers who have said things about their teams, one right now is saying his car is crap. So Jeremy isn't the only one. I believe that Jeremy will get a good ride for next year, not a crappy one either.
The media, trolls on the internet have blasphmemed Jeremy , more than Jeremy saying something, that got put out of proportion.
Jeremy will drive again in the Nextel series.
I am glad that Jeremy has such a true fan, however, the fact reamains about Jeremy, his lack of success on the cup series, his statements about Evernham and Crocker and the fact that EVEN YOU brought up the fact that Evernham was married at the time smacks of something under the surface in the relationship. Face it, Jeremy has just been FIRED by one of the most underpreforming teams in NASCAR, why would the owner of any team that is more competitive hire him with all of the younger spokes person type drivers out there who have better sponsor appeal. Jeremy is not the first average driver to be fired and replaced, it has happened all through the history of NASCAR, the only difference today is that a driver does not have as much time to produce. Jeremy is washed up as far as cup racing goes, his age, lack of success and reckless statements about an owners personal business has sealed the deal.
As far as the 02 car, I do not know where you can find it on the internet, however, I know T.W. Taylor, he is a pharmacist who sold a business called Home Health Care for multi millions, where Jeremy talked to Cale was at the Petersburg Airport, locatd just outside of Petersburg in Dinwiddie County and the witness to the conversation between Jeremy and Cale was the crew chief.
One last note, are you attempting to tell me that when Jeremy was talking about Ray Evernham being with the truck team all of the time he did not know the driver of the truck team was Erin Crocker, as you put it, "The Girley Driver"?
Jeremy made his own bed and now it is time to lie in it, that bed, however, is in a motel outside of "Cup Land".
jmfan4life

King William, VA

#35 Aug 8, 2008
Old Bars Man, It is what it is, and it was what it was...If Everscam had kept "IT" where it belonged and paid more attention to what was going on in his cup team, and gave Jeremy what was due to him and not try to scam him out of what was OWED to him, Everscam's name would have never been called out. Scam screwed himself and there is no way "ANYONE" would have let him do what he was trying to do! And as for Jeremy being fired from HAAS. Thats not what happened..He seen that the team was headed no where and got out. Smoke will find that out next year! You will eat your words in due time. Look for Jeremy to be in Cup next year. My true feeling are that he is probably, right now, in talks with a team.. My guess is either CGR,RPR.
Danny

Vandalia, OH

#36 Aug 8, 2008
I dont think he is retired I think when the smoke clears everything will be ok
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Whoyakidding

Raleigh, NC

#37 Aug 8, 2008
Danny wrote:
I dont think he is retired I think when the smoke clears everything will be ok
I have other comments on
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That's just another opinion just yours and mine however I'm not hearing Jeremy's name even mentioned when the media discusses possibilities for different rides. If he is offered anything it will some single car underfunded team that will not have a prayer at being competitive. Jeremy's personality conflicts at other teams has stigmatized him to where he will never be offered anything at one of the major teams again. It may not be fair, but it's the truth and reality.
Mr Nascar

Minneapolis, MN

#38 Aug 8, 2008
Ward Burton
Dario Franchitti
Jeff Green
Kevin Lepage
Jeremy Mayfield
Casey Mears
Ryan Newman
Steve Park
Tony Raines
Johnny Sauter
Ken Schrader
David Stremme
Jacques Villeneuve

Out of this list of unemployed drivers. Would your first pick be Jeremy?
jmfan4life

King William, VA

#39 Aug 8, 2008
Ryan Newman is allready taken...and everyone else combined doesn't have Jeremy's track record. So my answer would be yes!!!
big city bob

United States

#40 Aug 8, 2008
Mr Nascar wrote:
Ward Burton
Dario Franchitti
Jeff Green
Kevin Lepage
Jeremy Mayfield
Casey Mears
Ryan Newman
Steve Park
Tony Raines
Johnny Sauter
Ken Schrader
David Stremme
Jacques Villeneuve
Out of this list of unemployed drivers. Would your first pick be Jeremy?
THEIR ALL LOSER'S, WITH jEREMY RIGHT ON TOP....
Old Bars Man

United States

#41 Aug 8, 2008
jmfan4life wrote:
Old Bars Man, It is what it is, and it was what it was...If Everscam had kept "IT" where it belonged and paid more attention to what was going on in his cup team, and gave Jeremy what was due to him and not try to scam him out of what was OWED to him, Everscam's name would have never been called out. Scam screwed himself and there is no way "ANYONE" would have let him do what he was trying to do! And as for Jeremy being fired from HAAS. Thats not what happened..He seen that the team was headed no where and got out. Smoke will find that out next year! You will eat your words in due time. Look for Jeremy to be in Cup next year. My true feeling are that he is probably, right now, in talks with a team.. My guess is either CGR,RPR.
You just got to love these people, a statement was made by Haas CNC racing that Jeremy Mayfield had been Released from his ride effective right now, it did not say that Jeremy Mayfield had given Haas CNC notice that he was leaving. Jeremy has been through quite a few teams with no real accomplishments and I would like to know, what did Evernham OWE Jeremy Mayfield? If he did owe Jeremy money or other things why did Jeremy not take Evernham to court to get what was rightfully his? I have stated several times Jeremy is right on the brink of being too old for a major ride, has never had the results owners and sponsors of major rides look for and stabbed one of his owners in the back, I am not saying what Evernham and Crocker were doing was right, I am just saying Jeremy was a punk for going public with it and will always have to live with the results of this mistake. About the only thing Jeremy has going from him is as long as Michael Waltrip is alive, Jeremy will never be the worst driver from Owensboro Kentucky.

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