A judge said former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield could go on trial if he doesn’t agree to a plea deal by March.
Mayfield was in court briefly Wednesday on larceny charges.
He is also charged with having methamphetamines and stolen items.
Mayfield told the Hickory Daily Record he has not been part of conversations about a plea agreement yet, but he will not agree to anything that includes a felony or jail time.
Last week, Mayfield called into a NASCAR radio show to confront NASCAR CEO Brian France on the air. France was making a guest appearance on Motor Racing Network's "NASCAR Live" show.
"I thought I would just call in and see how you guys were doing, Brian, Eli," Mayfield said. "Haven't been around much to talk to you guys lately, and just wanted to ask Brian if he's willing to accept the fact I'd like to come back racing and if we could sit down and talk about it and figure out what we need to do to make that work."
He was suspended from NASCAR after he tested positive for methamphetamines in May of 2009.