Suspended NASCAR driver Mayfield vows to ‘race again’

Jeremy Mayfield last raced in NASCAR in 2009. (Getty Images)

Jeremy Mayfield has vowed to put his legal troubles behind him and race once again.   

Mayfield, who was suspended in 2009 after failing a NASCAR mandated drug test, faces a tough battle if he expects to climb into a NASCAR racecar anytime soon. In addition to the suspension, Mayfield faces five felony charges related to a search warrant executed at his North Carolina home last year. During the search Catawba County (NC) Sheriffs deputies found methamphetamine along with stolen property.  Mayfield also faces four counts of larceny in connection with stolen property in nearby Caldwell County.

As he entered court Monday to face arraignment on the Catawba County charges, Mayfield told local media that despite his suspension he would race in NASCAR again. MORE>>>

Jeremy Mayfield last raced in NASCAR in 2009. (Getty Images)
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