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Sprint Cup driver - failed drug test?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, May 9, 2009.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    According to the ever-reliable Facebook updates (and this one is from someone in our business and on our board), AP reports a Sprint Cup driver failed a drug test. News conference soon.
    Anybody see anything, know anything in advance of that?
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Press conference at 6. I've heard two names, but not confident posting them here.

    Neither are top-line guys.
  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Do you know if it's gonna be carried live by ESPN or SPEED TV?
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Speedvision [/oldschool], I would think; they have the satellite clearance at that time.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Oh, for the days when I had Speed as part of my cable package.
  6. AP story says the driver failed last week at RIR but isn't racing tonight. That leaves four names: John Andretti, Scott Speed, Jeremy Mayfield and Mike Bliss. That's just running down the two lineups with a pen and paper, though. Not speculation, of course, I was just was curious on that point.

    Edit: Andretti at Indy qualifying; and apparently Speed is in for Nemecheck.

    Or so says the facebook thread forming in the minutes before it all becomes moot.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    My facebook post was right!

  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Speed Channel really screwed the pooch just now.

    NASCAR.com says two crewmen as well.<blockquote> Suspended along with Mayfield were Tony Martin, a crewman on the No. 34 Sprint Cup team of driver Tony Raines, and Ben Williams, a crew member with the No. 16 Nationwide Series team of Roush Fenway Racing, which won Friday night's event with driver Matt Kenseth.

    Hunter would not specify what substances were taken, but did say the violations were for more than merely alcohol use. The violations were found as a result of testing last week at Richmond.</blockquote>http://www.nascar.com/2009/news/headlines/cup/05/09/jmayfield.violates.drug.policy/index.html
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    So by not telling the substance, they leave it open for guessing. That's stupid.

    If they were smoking a joint at the RV, tell us. If it was PEDs, tell us.
  10. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    It's obviously steroids. They're all bulking up for the big race now.[/bluefont]
  11. didntdoit19

    didntdoit19 Member

    In all seriousness, I can see why a crewman would use PEDs.
  12. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Well obviously. But a driver, especially one that hasn't done much in a while?
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