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Mayfield suspended for substance abuse violation
« on: May 09, 2009, 05:41:30 PM »
Seeing that the guy didn't qualify for tonight's Sprint Cup race at Darlington, this is a shot to the chops.

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Mayfield suspended for substance abuse violation

Crew members for No. 34, No. 16 also suspended

By David Caraviello, NASCAR.COM
May 9, 2009
06:17 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Sprint Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield and two crewmen have been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for violating the sport's substance abuse policy, series vice president Jim Hunter said Saturday at Darlington Raceway.

Suspended along with Mayfield were Tony Martin, a crewman on the No. 34 Sprint Cup team of driver Tony Raines, and Ben Williams, a crew member with the No. 16 Nationwide Series team of Roush Fenway Racing, which won Friday night's event with driver Matt Kenseth.

Hunter would not specify what substances were taken, but did say the violations were for more than merely alcohol use. The violations were found as a result of testing last week at Richmond.

I cut it here, because the story is only six paragraphs long.  The rest is at:

http://www.nascar.com/2009/news/headlines/cup/05/09/jmayfield.violates.drug.policy/index.html
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