Jeremy Clements to return to Xfinity Series for 5th season


The family that races together, succeeds together.

At least that seems to be the case with Jeremy Clements, who announced Thursday that his family-owned single car team will compete for a fifth straight full-time season on the new Xfinity Series in 2015.

Clements is coming off his best season in the Xfinity (formerly Nationwide) Series, finishing 15th in 2014, with two top-10 finishes (Road America and Daytona) in the No. 51 Chevrolet.

“The 2014 season was the best season for us so far,” Clements said in a team media release. “We are looking to build on what we accomplished last year and hope to make this season even better.”

The Spartanburg, S.C., native did not announce who his sponsors will be, although stated in the media release that the team continues to pursue marketing partners for the 2015 season and that additional “announcements of those partnerships will be made at a later date.”

Clements has made 167 career starts on the Xfinity circuit. While he has zero wins or top-five finishes, he has seven overall top-10 finishes.

Clements drew NASCAR’s ire early in 2013 when he was suspended for violating the sport’s code of conduct for uttering a racial slur while accompanied by a NASCAR employee and a reporter for MTV at Daytona International Speedway.

He was reinstated three weeks later after issuing a public apology, as well as completing a NASCAR-sanctioned program from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida.

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