Jeremy Mayfield continues racing comeback this weekend in Myrtle Beach

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He remains suspended by NASCAR, but Jeremy Mayfield continues his racing comeback this weekend at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway.

Mayfield is competing in the Myrtle Beach 400, part of the Koma Unwind Modified Series, according to his team and a story at MyHorryNews.com.

Mayfield, now 45, has been racing regularly on short tracks in and around North Carolina, competing on both the Koma Series and the XR1 Pro Cup Series. He’s also had a few one-off dirt track races this season, according to the web site. He announced in October that he was preparing to race regularly on the World of Outlaws circuit.

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“The Myrtle Beach 400 should be a favorite for Mayfield as the Koma series wraps up the 2015 race season,” a media release from Mayfield’s team said. “Jeremy has had a very competitive car all season long with the series, but mechanical issues have kept him from getting to victory lane.”

Saturday will feature time trials and qualifying races, with the main event starting at 12:15 pm ET on Sunday.

Mayfield and other drivers are scheduled to take part in a meet-and-greet with fans at 10:45 am ET on Sunday.

Mayfield competed 17 seasons in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, earning five wins, 96 top-10 finishes and nine poles. He was suspended by NASCAR for failing a drug test in May 2009 and has not raced since, refusing to undergo a drug treatment program while continuing to claim his innocence.

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