Mayfield's federal hearing set for July 1

Updated: June 19, 2009, 5:00 PM ET
Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jeremy Mayfield's next chance to have his indefinite drug suspension lifted will be at a July 1 hearing in federal court.

U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen has added Mayfield's preliminary injunction request to his calendar. If the ruling goes in his favor, Mayfield could possibly compete that weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

Mayfield has been suspended since May 9 for failing a random drug test. He sued 20 days later, and NASCAR moved the case to federal court a week after that.

Mayfield has not raced since his suspension and has not sent his Mayfield Motorsports team to the track the last four weeks.


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