Burning of former Jeremy Mayfield home cancelled (UPDATED)


UPDATED (2:30 p.m. ET): The former North Carolina home of suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was scheduled to be burned as part of a fire training exercise on Saturday, but the burn has now been cancelled due to a forecast for rain according to the Hickory (N.C.) Daily Record.

Catawba (N.C.) Fire Chief Donald Robinson has told the newspaper that there are no plans to reschedule the burn.

According to a prior article from the Associated Press, Robinson said that the home’s new owners no longer wanted it. The home, now worth $300,000 after once being valued at well over $1 million, was stripped in preparation for the burn.

Mayfield, who was suspended by NASCAR in 2009 after testing positive for methamphetamine, was kicked off the property in late 2012. Previous to that, in November of 2011, local authorities arrested Mayfield on drug charges and found almost $100,000 in stolen goods inside his home.

Best known for his Cup tenures with Penske Racing and the former Evernham Motorsports in the late ’90s and early 2000s, Mayfield currently faces multiple felony charges. Charlotte’s WSOC-TV reports that he will go back before a judge early next month.