Jeremy Mayfield's legal complaint contains the first public glimpse of NASCAR's full substance abuse policy. The policy was included in court papers the suspended driver filed Friday.
Click here to read NASCAR's substance abuse policy.
The rules give racing officials broad discretion over punishing drivers, mechanics and crew members.
The policy spells out how officials can require mandatory testing prior the season, and random tests throughout the year. It also lists behaviors that could trigger suspicion of drug use, including accidents during events, chronic forgetfulness or broken promises, and deteriorating personal hygiene or appearance.
The policy does not specifically list which drugs are banned. Prohibited substances are those that in NASCARs determination "may affect adversely the safety and well-being" of competitors, officials or spectators, including "but not limited to illegal drugs."
"NASCAR may make this determination with respect to a particular substance at any time," the police states.
A rule governing alcohol says competitors and officials cannot drink on the day of an event.
One provision appears to give racing officials permission to release information about violations, saying NASCAR "may publish the results of any test or tests pursuant to this policy and the circumstances giving rise to such test."
The policy says officials will provide information about rehabilitation programs if requested, and encourages "self help" and treatment.
- Doug Miller