NASCAR & Auto Racing

Terry Mayfield, Jeremy's dad, dies at 56

Terry Mayfield, the father of NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield, died Thursday night at the age of 56.

Mr. Mayfield was a native of Owensboro, Ky., who made his home in Mooresville. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Mayfield were incomplete as of Thursday morning.

Jeremy Mayfield drives the No. 36 Toyotas for Bill Davis Racing. A statement from his race team said Mayfield still planned to compete this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.