Mayfield vows to return to racing

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was in Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday but his case was continued until Dec. 3. But standing outside of a Catawba County courtroom on Tuesday, Mayfield maintains he's not guilty of the charges and plans to fight the charges and get back into some type of racing.

"That's what I would like to do," Mayfield said. He said he might get into drag racing and maybe run a few dirt races. Mayfield said he's ready to start a new chapter of his life. "We're just trying to get all this behind us and move forward," Mayfield said speaking of him and his wife, Shana. He said he and his wife are doing well. Back in May, Shana Mayfield filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, allowing the couple to remain in their home. Mayfield said he's been doing some consulting work with a couple of race teams but he would not say who the teams are, only that they are friends.

Mayfield said he's also working on a partnership with another man to start a precious metals recycling business. He has court date Monday in Caldwell County on felony larceny charges. Mayfield also has a date for Iredell County Superior Court on Sept. 17 for charges of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony breaking and entering trailer/aircraft and felony larceny.

Mayfield was suspended from NASCAR in May 2009 when he tested positive for methamphetamine, something he denies. He maintains the results of the drug test were due to the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall and the allergy drug Claritin-D. Hickory Daily Record

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