Mayfield on ESPN

Suspended for drug use, NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield tells reporter Steve Delsohn, in Mayfield's first one-on-one nationally televised interview, that NASCAR is using his situation to scare the sport's marquee drivers who he says use drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine. The interview airs on Outside the Lines on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 9:00am/et on ESPN.

Some quotes from Outside the Lines: "I wish I could sit here and say 'No, it's not over,' but realistically, I would have to have a sponsor, or own my own team, or find a ride, and all those are virtually impossible with the baggage that comes along with me now." — Jeremy Mayfield, on whether his NASCAR career is over.

"No, they could never be confused for methamphetamine in a confirmation." — Dr. Anthony Butch, director of the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory, which performs drug testing for U.S. Olympic athletes, the NFL and the NCAA, on whether a combination of Adderall and Claritin-D could cause a positive test for methamphetamine.

"You use me as an example to let everybody know who may have already tested positive for marijuana, cocaine or whatever, that they haven't got anybody for, and it puts the fear of God in everybody in the whole sport. I was a good example, a good pawn who wasn't going to cost them any money at all. I was worth more to them as a failed drug test then I am as a driver, owner for my own team." (excerpts from ESPN)

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