DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has been
suspended indefinitely after failing a random drug test.
The result stems from a test last weekend at Richmond
NASCAR spokesman Jim Hunter will not reveal what banned drug
Mayfield used. Hunter said it was not an alcohol-related offense.
Mayfield failed to qualify for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race
at Darlington Speedway.
He is driving this season in a car he owns himself. Although he
raced it into the season-opening Daytona 500, he has failed to
qualify for six of the 11 other Sprint Cup events this season.
Mayfield is the first driver suspended under NASCAR's improved
substance abuse policy, which went into effect this season.
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