NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for violating the code of conduct.
It apparently happened on February 24th the day of the Daytona 500 it was found that Clements violated Sections 7-5 (NASCAR’s Code of Conduct) and 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing).
During the course of an interview, Jeremy Clements made an intolerable and insensitive remark
That remark was made by NASCAR Senior Vice President of racing operations. He also said that NASCAR expects all drivers to abide by that code and there are no exceptions. Clements was in an interview when the remark happened. It is still unclear what the remark was but it has NASCAR fans across the country very curious.
Clements did release the following statement later Wednesday evening:
“I apologize and regret what I said to the NASCAR writer and to NASCAR, my sponsors, my fans, and my team. NASCAR has a Code of Conduct that everyone must follow and I unintentionally violated that code. I will not get into specifics of what I said but my comment to the writer was in no way meant to be disrespectful or insensitive to anyone or to be detrimental to NASCAR or the NASCAR Nationwide Series. I will do what I need to do in order to atone for my error in judgment.”
If Clements wants to be reinstated there is no word on what and how he could get back in as this isn’t a drug issue that other drivers like AJ Allmendinger have gone through. There are no further details at the present time.
Clements drives for his family owned and operated team. He finished 14th in the Nationwide Series point standings last year.