If suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield can avoid jail time, he could have  a job back behind the wheel of a racecar later this year.

ARCA team owner Roger Carter said Tuesday that he wants to put the  embattled Mayfield in one of his cars.

 

He hopes to field a car  for Mayfield in the June race at Pocono Raceway, but Carter is not sure if  Mayfield can compete that soon in the Midwest-based stock-car series.

 

Carter currently operates Carter 2 Motorsports and has a long history of  involvement in racing, including with the Sadler Brothers Racing team that put  Mayfield in a Cup car for the first time in 1993.

 

“I was there when he started his career,” Carter said Tuesday in a phone  interview. “He’s a heck of a good guy. He’s made some mistakes, no question  about it. I feel like he wants to redeem himself.

 

“I know that he means well.”

 

Mayfield, who has five wins  in 433 career Cup starts, cannot compete in NASCAR because of a suspension for a  failed May 2009 drug test, which Mayfield disputes and has sued the sanctioning  body.

 

That ban doesn’t cover other sanctioning bodies. An ARCA spokesman said  that because Mayfield has not applied for an ARCA license, the sanctioning body  has no comment.

 

“I feel very confident that he’s in a position where he could do it,” Carter  said. “Jeremy is one heck of a good racecar driver and I think he would do well  for us.”