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AP source: Mayfield positive test not for steroids

By: AP
By: AP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with Jeremy Mayfield's
drug test results says the positive finding was not for a
performance-enhancing drug.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on the
condition of anonymity because NASCAR won't reveal what banned
substance was found in the May 1 random test. Mayfield ultimately
received an indefinite suspension.

NASCAR officials previously announced the drug violation as not
alcohol-related. The administrator of its drug testing program
dismissed Mayfield's explanation that he mixed a prescription with
an over-the-counter medicine.

Under the sport's policy, that leaves the possibility that
Mayfield tested positive for abuse of a prescription drug,
narcotics or controlled substances, such as cocaine, marijuana or
methamphetamine.


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