More Jeremy Mayfield Junk

On Wednesday, the case between NASCAR vs. Jeremy Mayfield took another turn when the trial date was announced.

It’s going to be a long year.

September 13, 2010 is when the trial date is set for, and there’s always a possibility of postponement. With that, we can expect more of the dirt flying back and forth between the two parties over the next year, just like we’ve seen in the past 3 months.

You can’t help but wonder why it’s going to be a whole year before this trial starts, when a Kansas man who alledgedly shot and killed somebody got his trial within just a few months. Just another example of our messed up, complicated court system.

To add on, Mayfield’s estranged stepmother has filed a civil suit against Mayfield, suing him $20,000 for “damages” inflicted on her after Mayfield’s comments about her. Mayfield didn’t mince words about her after she claimed she witnessed her stepson use methamphetamine at least 30 times between 1998-2005. Or, in other words, during his prime.

I wonder if she remembers that she got herself into this mess by getting involved in the “Drug Wars” in the first place? Apparently not.

So, another day, and another pile of dirt put on an overflowing legal sundae topped with lies, deceit, and conspiracy theories. Oh, what an eventful year it will be.

Tags: Drug Wars Jeremy Mayfield

  • Doobie

    Defendants in criminal cases have a right to a speedy trial.

    Mayfield is the plaintiff in a civil case.

    I could see the stepmother lawsuit coming. Mayfield defamed her. It was only a matter of time before his mouth got him into legal trouble.

  • steve

    There are many ways to ruin someone’s life, and our beloved NASCAR still has a whole bunch of money and some very vindictive and dictatorial people involved in their leadership. Just on the surface, we have Curtis Turner, Tim Richmond, Carl Long, and our current target Jeremy Mayfield. I hope that your learned readership group can see that this is not part of the America we remember. Kind of reminds me of the fireside chat in “Easy Rider” comparing individual freedom and a “free individual”. If the truth is that JM is a meth addict, he is responsible for some of the ruination. But if he is not a meth user, and God forbid, he makes a decision to join his dad, the blood would be on NASCAR’s collective hands!

  • Doobie

    Vindictive and dictatorial indeed:
    St. Petersburg Times, July 1, 2001

    So taking Daytona International Speedway and its owners to task didn’t scare Dan Warren, who as a state attorney prosecuted the klan following a 1969 racial crisis in St. Augustine.

    But when the royal family of stock car racing tapped its political connections in 1997, a 40-year relationship between Warren and the France family dissolved.

    “It was one of those situations where I wasn’t going to give in and they got mad about it and decided they would eliminate the thorn in their side,” he said. “So they did.”…

    …But some believe NASCAR’s power might be too vast, and the criticism mounted after Dale Earnhardt died Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway.

    Warren’s falling out with NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr. started in 1994 after he suggested the track should pay more in rent to its landlord – the Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District, a board appointed by the city commission and county council.

    Warren, who founded the District in 1953, proposed an increase from $10,000 to $3-million per year. In exchange, the District would give up its rights to use the track 90 days a year.

    “Bill Jr. didn’t take too kindly to it,” he said.

    Speedway officials successfully lobbied the city commission for Warren’s removal on the grounds they wanted a more diverse five- member board.

    “We expressed support for someone else’s suggestion that a woman be appointed due to the growing number of women interested in auto racing,” John Graham, president of Daytona International Speedway, told the Orlando Sentinel in 1997…