Judge lifts suspension, says Mayfield can race

By: AP
By: AP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A judge has lifted Jeremy Mayfield's
suspension, saying the NASCAR driver should be allowed to race.

U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen says "the court finds
the harm to Mr. Mayfield significantly outweighs any harm to
NASCAR."

NASCAR had indefinitely suspended Mayfield on May 9 after he
tested positive for methamphetamines on May 1.

In his ruling Wednesday, Mullen says NASCAR can test Mayfield
extensively, including hair samples, to determine "if he's been a
methhead or not."

Mayfield's attorneys argued in the Charlotte, N.C., court that
Mayfield has never shown any characteristics of a meth abuser and
that he never had the opportunity to get his backup "B" sample
tested by an independent laboratory.


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