Report: Former stock car driver faces meth charges

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A driver who competed in 15 NASCAR Busch Series races in the late 1980s and early 1990s is now facing drug charges in South Carolina.

Robert Powell, 49, is charged with possession of and manufacturing of meth, per a report from WCSC TV in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

Per a police report outlined in the WCSC piece, many of the materials were found in a trash can when the trash can was set by the curb for pick-up.

Powell was a journeyman driver who only started more than two Busch races in a single season once, in 1989. That year, he scored a fourth place finish at Lanier Speedway and three other top-10 finishes in seven starts (10th at South Boston, eighth at Myrtle Beach, 10th at Hickory).

He won a NASCAR Weekly Series national championship in 1988.