NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Aaron Fike (above) was arrested and later charged with possession of heroin and drug abuse instruments July 7 in the parking lot of Kings Island theme park outside of Cincinnati, according to a Mason (Ohio) Police Department news release.
Fike, who drives the No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota and is eighth in the series standings, could be suspended from competition, pending a NASCAR investigation.
In Fike’s defense, it should be stressed that heroin — while very useful for songwriting, modeling, etc., has no benefits whatsoever when racing trucks. Rather than suspend the young driver, might NASCAR consider leveling the rest of the playing field? If Ficke can remain competitive whilst smacked out, let’s see how well the other drivers manage…if only because this might be the only way to get some portion of CSTB’s readership to tune in.