Spartanburg, SC, October 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- During an interview in Charlotte last weekend, Buz McKim of the NASCAR Hall of Fame asked Jeremy Clements what he thought about his upcoming 100th start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Kansas Speedway on October 20, 2012. “I didn’t even realize that it’s going to be my 100th start!” he said with a laugh.
Clements doesn’t have time to focus on facts or statistics. Running the family owned No. 51 Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet, Clements finishes one race and immediately starts preparing for the next one. With very limited sponsorship, Clements and the JCR team put all their focus into running with what they have available and making the most out of it each and every week. And that dedication and determination shows, with Clements currently in 14th place in the NNS driver point standings.
Clements started his first race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Pikes Peak International Raceway in 2003 for owner Jerry Young. Due to a serious injury while racing Late Models in 2004, Clements did not return to the NNS until 2007 and ran part time through 2010. In 2011, Clements and his family set up their own race team, Jeremy Clements Racing, to compete full time in the NNS.
During his career in the NNS series, Clements has started 99 races to date:
2003: 1 start with owner Jerry Young
2007: 5 starts with owner John McGill
2008: 2 starts with family owned team
2009: 12 starts, 6 each with family owned team and Johnny Davis
2010: 16 starts with Johnny Davis
2011: 34 starts with Jeremy Clements Racing
2012: 29 starts so far this season with Jeremy Clements Racing
“It’s cool that we are at this milestone, and I am already looking forward to the next 100 races,” Clements said with a smile. The team is hoping for a good run at Kansas and continuing to move up in the NNS driver point standings by the end of the season.