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The former NASCAR Cup Series race winner has four wins this season with the Grand National Super Series.
Former NASCAR Cup Series competitor Jeremy Mayfield has found a new home in racing with the Grand National Super Series.
The Grand National Super Series, founded one year ago by Bob Schacht, uses older “Pro Cup” style stock cars. Mayfield joined the series last year and has four wins this season, leading the points standings as the tour heads to Montgomery Motor Speedway Saturday.
Mayfield joined Racing America’s “The Bullring” to discuss this weekend’s race, as well as some future goals and plans Mayfield has in the racing world.
“They drive great. They’re like older Cup cars or Pro Cup cars,” said Mayfield about the Grand National Super Series cars. “They drive good and remind me of being back in the Cup days. I like driving those cars and having a good time doing it. I know a lot more about those cars than the Dirt cars, and that helps a lot.
“It feels like I’m right at home. That’s what I grew up on. I think that’s what has helped me in the Grand National Series. All the tracks we go to are like the ones I grew up on. Kentucky Motor Speedway, Highland Rim, Nashville, that’s what I grew up doing, racing on short tracks. Going back there now, it’s awesome to see the fans and feel like I’m back at home.”
While he feels right at home in the stock cars at short tracks, the half-mile at Montgomery Motor Speedway will be a new challenge for Mayfield.
“I’ve watched it on YouTube a little bit. I’ve been asking a lot of people what kind of track it is. The only place I’ve seen it is on YouTube, so it should be interesting for us this weekend.”
While Mayfield is enjoying racing in the Grand National Super Series, he is also exploring other opportunities to add to his racing schedule, including potentially competing on the CARS Tour.
“I’m going to probably run the rest of the Grand National Super Series races, and maybe between those run a few CARS Tour races. We’ve got some plans to do that, and that might happen sooner rather than later. We’ll know pretty soon about that, and as soon as we know we’ll let you know about that.
“It could be either, I’m not sure yet. We’re working on two different deals. One of them is a Late Model Stock, and the other is a Pro Late Model deal.”
While there is nothing in the works at the moment, one race he’d love to try again is the All American 400 at one of his old home tracks, the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
“That’s something I’ve always wanted to do, is go back and run Nashville. That’s one of my favorite race tracks of all time. To go back and run the All American 400 would be great.”
Ultimately, Mayfield just wants to race. He’s competed in everything from pavement Late Models and Modifieds to Dirt Late Models and now the Grand National Super Series stock cars over the past 10 years, and he hopes to keep racing for many years.
“I love to race. It’s what I’ve always done, and I love doing it. It’s a passion I’ve got. I do everything I can around racing. As far as going back to NASCAR or anything, that hasn’t really crossed my mind. If the opportunity came up, maybe I would, but I don’t know if it ever would again.
“I’m just doing what I love to do, and that’s racing. Whether it’s dirt, asphalt, whatever it is, short tracks, as long as it’s racing. As long as I can continue doing that, I’m totally happy with it.”
Whether it’s dirt, asphalt, whatever it is, short tracks, as long as it’s racing. As long as I can continue doing that, I’m totally happy with it.
The Grand National Super Series will be joined Saturday at Montgomery Motor Speedway by the Show Me the Money Series Pro Late Models, the Blacksheep Woodlands Late Models Sportsmen, the Shelby Concrete Street Stocks and the Impact Zone Outlaws. Fans unable to attend the event can watch live on Racing America.
"The Bullring" airs on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. ET, with on-demand replays available afterward.