Up in smoke: Jeremy Mayfield's former mansion to be burned down
Jeremy Mayfield's former 12,000-square-foot mansion is going up in flames.
WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C. is reporting that the abandoned and gutted house will be burned to the ground... a move that will take it off the tax books and provide training for the Catawba Fire Department. Originally scheduled for Saturday, bad weather has postponed the controlled burn until a later date.
The troubled former driver - who once paid almost $4 million for the land and surrounding property - was evicted last year and the current owners just want it off their hands. Mayfield - suspended from NASCAR in 2009 after testing positive for methamphetamine - told WSOC that he has no plans to show up and watch the controlled burn.
For pics of the inside, click here.