Ex-racer Mayfield’s home to be burned for training

The million-dollar North Carolina home once owned by former

NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield before he was kicked off the land is

scheduled to be burned to the ground as part of a fire training

exercise.

The Catawba County Fire Marshal’s Office says the

12,000-square-foot unfinished house will be burned down on

Saturday.

Catawba Fire Chief Donald Robinson says the new owners no longer

want the home that’s worth $300,000.

In 2011, authorities say they found thousands of dollars in

stolen goods in the home. Carolina Farm Credit received an order in

2012 transferring the land and buildings to the company. Court

records show the bank bought the land for $1.7 million.

Mayfield was suspended from driving in 2009 after testing

positive for methamphetamine. He is facing a variety of

charges.