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Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

Hey, back off !!!! You're reading wayyyyy too much into my posts. I'm not trivializing anything. You're interpreting things wrong. I NEVER said I thought anyone on drugs should be allowed to drive a race car. I NEVER said anything like that. But HELL, we're talking about what happened in the courts, and the drug testing policy that's caught a Nascar driver. Sheesh. And why the personal attack on ME and not wanting to drive on the same road? I'M NOT ON DRUGS, so why the hell are you throwing that shit in my face? Show me where I said I thought any Nascar driver should be allowed to drive while on drugs !!! SHOW ME EXACTLY WHERE I SAID A GUY SHOULD BE ALLOWED ON A RACE TRACK WHEN IMPAIRED !!!! YOU WON'T FIND IT !!!!! I've even been trashed by others on this board when I said I wouldn't trust a person with ADHD taking drugs for that problem because from my experience as a special ed teacher that those with ADHD can have problems focusing on situations and keeping their attention on any situation. I have empathy, and never said it was OK for a driver to get killed on a race track no matter how it happened. You're the one with the problem here, perhaps a problem of reading comprehension. I usually never get into words with posters on this board, and many others can testify to this fact. But you're way out of line on this crap. If you can read, and not put your own spin on things, you'd realize we agree on everything here, including not allowing drivers on illegal drugs to drive a race car. But apparently, you have personal issues with someone in your life on drugs so you're putting your personal spin on what I'm saying.  (Jul 3, 2009 | post #49)

Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

Well, hypothetically, that won't happen. My guess is that they would be testing Jeremy as many times as they want, which they can legally do. And they would most likely have someone from Aegis right there to get the findings immediately. But if anyone was impaired by a drug, and they slipped through, and someone was hurt in an accident caused by this individual, it would be tragic, but no more tragic than any accident where a driver is injured or killed. A death is a death and tragic by any means. But if you read most of my other posts, I have said that I tend to agree that someone with ADHD can be a problem on a race track, driving at 200mph and taking drugs for that problem. So I'm not against an anti drug policy for Nascar, but I'm against the way it's handled, administered and reported. Not knowing what drugs are illegal, not having a written policy on privacy, and not handling situations in a professional manner are the things I hate about Nascar's policy.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #40)

Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

Yes, Aegis is an accredited agency for drug testing. They're one of only four in the entire US that's accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #39)

Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

I don't think it's so much as persecuting Mayfield, but I think France and Helton are using him as an example for every other driver. They got lucky and found a Cup driver, not a top tier one but a start and park guy, who just happened to tip their drug testing scales to the positive. So instead of having to do this to a Cup contender, they're using Jeremy to scare the shyt out of any other driver who might consider taking any kind of drug. But, I think this whole thing is going to bite Nascar in the butt eventually. Nascar could have handled things better, more privately, rather than the way they did. They could have called Jeremy into their office, discussed the issue, provided alternatives, and not gone to the press until all this was taken care of. None of this needed to go to the media unless Jeremy wanted it to. But like I said, I think Nascar handled this within public view in order to make a point, and that point is going to backfire on them in a bad way. Maybe not with Jeremy directly, but Nascar has now lost their iron fist and anyone driver with a grievance knows he can petition the Federal Courts and maybe win.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #32)

Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

I so totally agree with you. Nascar has been run with an iron fist for far too long by the likes of Brian France and Mike Helton. They make up rules for everything in Nascar as they go along, which is totally unfair to the drivers AND the fans. And anyone who does anything in sports drug testing, including the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency says Nascar's drug testing policy is the worst in sports. But you still have these Nascar idiots thinking their drug testing program is the best in sports. NOT !!!! When a guy has no idea what's banned, when he has to violate his own privacy by running to those a-holes and "asking permission" to take any kind of prescription drug, that screams a bad policy. "Oh, Please, Please Mr France. Can I have your permission to take ******such and such drug for my testicular cancer?". "Mr Helton, Please may I have your blessing to take viagra for my limp wiener?" Here's an interesting article written by Marty Smith. http://sports.espn .go.com/espn/blog/ index?entryID=4302 104&name=smith _marty If you can get around and ignore his pro-Nascar bias, the article raises some very interesting points. This whole Mayfield issue is coming back to bite France and Helton in the azz. This injunction against Nascar will open that iron fist they've been used to using for decades. Mayfield and the Federal Courts are going to weaken the control Nascar will have in the future.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #31)

Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

BTW, did you guys read and hear that two show hosts on Sirius radio took the same combination of Claritin D and Adderall that Mayfield did, and had blood work done, and they both tested positive for Meth? This little test wasn't done just once by these guys, but they did it twice, and both times they both tested positive for Meth.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #23)

Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

Jeremy isn't going to race this weekend. ESPN announced that the company who sponsored his car before the suspension, has said they do not want Mayfield in any car they sponsor. Mayfield claims he can't get his cars to Daytona, so you don't know who to believe in this issue. Then this afternoon, four car owners have refused to give Jeremy a car to drive at Daytona. Apparently Jeremy went to these team owners and asked them to field a car for him, but they all refused. Two owners have been quoted by ESPN as saying that "Mayfield is a marked man in Nascar". ESPNews just reported that Mayfield has been selling off personal items just to make some money. No matter how you feel on this issue, you gotta feel sorry for Jeremy.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #22)

Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

I don't know why Nascar just hasn't done hair testing? Drugs that he's been accused of taking remain in the hair follicles for months. So, IF Nascar is refusing to ask for a hair test, I'm suspecting Nascar knows they may have done something wrong.  (Jul 1, 2009 | post #17)

Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

Aegis is one of the foremost testing facilities in the world and respected. It's the Nascar policy that's at fault. The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency was interviewed by Nascar Now and he totally condemned Nascar's policy, but praised Aegis. But, can you honestly say you'd want to drive a race car against a driver who's taking drugs for ADHD? I'm sorry, but as a former special education teacher, I know first hand that ADHD persons have an extremely difficult time focusing on anything. How can a race car driver who has ADHD and is drugged for that, be trusted to be able to focus every minute of every race while going 180mph? I have been in Jeremy's corner from the start, and thought he was railroaded by Nascar from the start. But he admitted he did take meds for ADHD, and I'm just not certain that someone with that medical condition, and that takes the kind of medication needed to control that condition, can be a safe driver in Nascar. And, I cannot condemn the feelings of any of the drivers, and telling them to stay off the track because they fear for their safety is just plain wrong. I know that if I were married to a driver, I sure as hell wouldn't want my husband on the same track as a driver who's physical abilities and concentration might be impaired by drugs used to combat attention deficit disorder.  (Jul 1, 2009 | post #14)

Tony Stewart

TV report: Is NASCAR crumbling?

This is a really great article on the state of the sport, from USA Today. I have to totally agree with the entire article http://www.usatoda y.com/sports/motor /nascar/2009-07-01 -nascar-identity-c risis_N.htm  (Jul 1, 2009 | post #7)

Tony Stewart

Mayfield can race in Daytona

What I want to see is the treatment he's going to receive in the garage area. Last week when Nascar filed papers in Federal Court, those papers included written statements from Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Robbie Gordon that they do not want to be on a race track with drivers who are impaired by drugs. Seeing that, I don't think Jeremy will be welcomed with open arms. No matter what Jeremy says, his reputation is tainted and he's going to have a tough time with his fellow drivers.  (Jul 1, 2009 | post #12)

Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart "Smoke Show"

Got some of that covered. I'm blond, so no need for a wig. I have big boobs, 36DD, and wear a size 8, so although not a stick figure, I'm not fat. I'm probably taller than Tony, at 5'7", so I don't know if that's a problem. I am older than Tony at 45, but I have experience. I'm a widow, so technically "married " to my late husband. But, I have a Master's degree in Labor Management Relations, so I'm not stupid. But I can act dumb if necessary.  (Jun 28, 2009 | post #13)