Sunday, July 19, 2009
Let Jeremy Mayfield Fill Your Slow Sunday
Click here to let embattled NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield make your head spin one more time. This prolonged legal battle has been an E-ticket ride for weeks now.
WCCB-TV, the local Fox affiliate in Charlotte, NC got Mayfield on his front lawn and he was ready to talk. This extended interview does nothing to advance NASCAR's firm convictions that Mayfield tested positive for methamphetamine twice when tested by the Aegis Laboratories.
Instead, Mayfield seems like a person who is in charge with his facts straight and his mind made up to fight the powers that be. In this case, that would clearly be NASCAR. It certainly is a compelling interview from the standpoint of listening to what he says with an unbiased ear.
By clicking on the option at the bottom of the video screen that allows the video size to double, the resulting images of Mayfield are rather striking. His mannerisms and speech seem to reflect a man who has thought deeply about these issues. Several NASCAR fans who added comments on that video believe something very different.
Is this a hardcore drug addict who is lost in his end-stage fantasy world and about to hit rock bottom? Or, is it someone who has found a cause and fully intends to fight this battle, produce a TV special about it and then write a book?
Time will tell, but one thing is for sure. Mayfield has made us forget about tire problems at Indy, Kyle Busch fading down the stretch and the fact the Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now an afterthought. What a wild time in the sport from almost every angle.
After you watch this interview, what is your opinion? Did the reporter lead him along or ask real questions? Is this a man fighting for his rights or a drug addict in deep denial? Instead of Mayfield being overdosed on meth, are you just totally overdosed on this entire issue? How can NASCAR end this quickly?
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