CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A million dollar mansion once owned by former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was burned to the ground on Thursday evening during planned firefighter training.
According to WSOC, Mayfield was evicted from the property last year after financial troubles stemming from a failed drug test in 2009 that banned him from racing.
The house was once reportedly valued at $1.8 million.
Everything in the seven-bedroom, seven-bath house was stripped down from the windows to the wiring.
Neighbors said Mayfield tried to renovate the home, but when he was banned from racing and arrested for possession of meth and stolen property work on the home came to an abrupt halt.
Burning it took it off the tax books while providing training for firefighters in the county.
Mayfield is scheduled to go back before a judge early next month where he faces several felony charges.