Thanks to the Daly Planet
, I was linked an interview conducted by Captain Thunder
, and his guest was none other than Jeremy Mayfield. Now, I understand many fans just want this soap opera to end. They want Mayfield to just go away. For me, it is the just the contrary. I am interested in this storyline, and I honestly believe that there so much more to this story that will be revealed in due time. Mayfield let us in on some of it in his candid interview.
Some of his most interesting comments were:
“And from a very reliable source, who is in direct contact with Brian France has told me several times and not just several times, but a lot of times, that he (France) has had a problem with me from day one. I’m from the South, and he is trying to take all of the Southern out of NASCAR, the Southeast out, just like he got rid of the racetracks and everything else, and I’m just part of that. And he didn’t like what I did with Ray (Evernham) either.”
If you recall, Mayfield questioned Evernham’s priorities as an owner.
“I still find it hard to believe, and I think the world does too, that this is a squeaky clean sport. If they had an outside source, let’s say Congress or the government got involved, or a union or whatever, because nobody is really regulating how they do their drug testing but them.”
“…Brian France making contributions, you know, political contributions in three, four, or five other people’s names…it’s totally illegal. He’s hit trees, he’s wrecked- talk about dangerous. And, he’s got a cousin over there that run 120 mile per hour and got caught with cocaine and telling Daytona (police) that we own this town. What do they (courts) do? They throw it (the case) out, the judge throws it out.”
“And then in court when we won our injunction the first time, I went to Brian and said ‘Brian, look man, I don’t want to be a part of this just as much is you don’t. Whatever we can do to work together to make this thing work, you know fix it, or whatever we need to do, I’m with you on that.’ …The guy looks at me and says ‘Jeremy, this isn’t about you anymore’.”
It was clear throughout the interview that Mayfield feels as if France has a personal vendetta against him. His disdain for France is palpable. He also seemed confident and anxiety-free following the week of his drug test, feeling that everything would work itself out.
Mayfield also denied ever using meth or any other drug.
He claimed, as you probably already read over at the
, that NASCAR forced SPEED to edit an interview with Mayfield several months ago.
Mayfield still hopes the case goes to a trial with a jury of his peers.
or download the audio. It is very interesting. It makes you want to know more about what is really going on. I have had my doubts all along that Mayfield was a meth addict. This did nothing to change my mind.
Also, I keep hearing about a documentary that Mayfield hopes to air. That should be interesting as well.