Friday, May 29, 2009

First look at NASCAR drug policy

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

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

NASCAR sucks.

Anonymous said...

11. Violent tendencies? Wow Tony Stewart should get drug tested every week !

Mary said...

The policy is reasonable and good for the safety of participants.

Anonymous said...

Remember Tim Richmond? Nascar does what it wants and looks like they can get away with it.

Anonymous said...

they should make the fans stay sober and let the drivers drink....it would finally make NASCAR interesting

Anonymous said...

Looks like the policy was written by a 12th grader.

Drunk France said...

Somebody needs to drug test Brian France. You can only ruin such a great sport this badly by being on drugs. Arrogant prick. NO CHASE, NO COT, NO BRIAN FRANCE = Problems solved. Start over from the end of 2003. Unless that happens (and I know it won't) I'll Never spend a dime on anything NASCAR again. So Goodbye NASCAR, from the looks of things (ratings and attendance) I'm not the only one. Your product these days is complete garbage, and you'll never get new fans with this crap.

Anonymous said...

$100,000+ in ticket, souvenir and travel expenses spent by my wife and I over the last 18 years supporting the sport I loved. No idea how much on NASCAR sponsor products. We will not spend one more penny or time on anything NASCAR related. Local dirt track has our support now. NASCAR sponsor products and services have went from a priority to a last resort. Brian France has run it in the ground.

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