The Cup cars are off this weekend, but the news is still buzzing. On Wednesday NASCAR said in a court filing suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield again failed a drug test given by the sanctioning body. Included in the filing was an affadavit from Mayfield’s stepmother claiming she had seen the driver use methamphetamine at least 30 times over seven years. Mayfield again denied using the drug and accused NASCAR of “spiking” the test. In other news Richard Childress Racing said this week that driver Kevin Harvick and sponsor Shell/Pennzoil would be returning to the team in 2010 despite reports Harvick had asked to be released from his contract. And finally Max Jones, co-owner of Yates Racing said this week despite rumors their contract with Paul Menard runs through 2011 and he hoped to continue the alliance with Hall of Fame Racing next season. This is the NASCAR week that was July 12 to 18, 2009.
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