Race car driver Jeremy Mayfield has been hit with tax liens of nearly $300,000 from the Internal Revenue Service and the State of North Carolina.

The tax liens are for unpaid taxes from 2006 and 2008, according to SpeedTV.com. The IRS filed a lien on the property owned by he and his wife Shana for unpaid income taxes of $214,108 for 2008 and $17,031 for 2006. In addition, the North Carolina Department of Revenue has filed a delinquent tax notice of $62,379 for 2008 and $3,553 for 2006. Unpaid state taxes totaled $56,430, plus $10,502 in fines and fees.

Mayfield also is facing legal troubles apart from his taxes. He was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for failing a drug test last May that indicated traces of methamphetamine. He has sued NASCAR challenging the suspension, contending that he was only using a mix of over-the-counter and prescription medicines that led to a reaction and resulted in a positive drug test.

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