BENEFITS OF PSEUDOEPHEDRINE

NASCAR has suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield for violating its substance abuse policy. ESPN’s Ed Hinton reports that “sources close to the situation said Mayfield claims he took Claritin D, an over-the-counter allergy drug that contains pseudoephedrine, a substance banned by most sports.” NASCAR does not have a list of banned substances. It punishes what it calls the abuse of any drug.If you are a normal person who does not have to worry about the police finding your Riverside, ...

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NASCAR DRUG CZAR DISMISSES MAYFIELD’S ALLERGY CLAIM

On Saturday NASCAR suspended Jeremy Mayfield for violating its substance abuse policy. Mayfield immediately rolled out the old "prescribed medicine" defense, saying, "I believe that the combination of a prescribed medicine and an over-the-counter medicine reacted together and resulted in a positive drug test." On Sunday NASCAR fired back with a "liar, liar, pants on fire" response. NASCAR drug-test administrator Dr. David Black told USA Today, "What we have ...

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KEVIN GRUBB COMMITTED SUICIDE

The Henrico Citizen reports that suspended Nationwide Series driver Kevin Grubb died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Grubb, who was 31 years old, was found dead on Wednesday at the Alpine Motel in Richmond. Grubb was given an indefinite suspension by NASCAR in 2006 after his second violation of NASCAR's substance abuse policy. A statement from the Henrico County Police Department in the Richmond Times-Dispatch said, "There were no indications of any drug use found inside ...

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