Jeremy Clements

Biography of Jeremy Clements

Jeremy Clements is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is the son of Tony Clements, owner of Clements Racing Engines. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro for Jeremy Clements Racing.

Early career

A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Clements began his racing career at the age of 8 by driving go-karts. In 1999, Jeremy Clements moved on to race four-cylinder cars in both the Modified and Stock Series at Thunder Valley Speedway and Cherokee Speedway. Over the next three seasons, he won 55 feature events and two track championships.

Late Model and ARCA

In 2002, Clements moved up to the Late Model division where he won 9 overall races as well as the championship at Cherokee. He also made his ARCA Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway, starting 6th and finishing 17th in the No. 3 Chevrolet. He started five ARCA races in 2003, earning three top 10s. Jeremy Clements was seriously injured on July 24, 2004 at age 19, while racing at 311 Speedway in North Carolina.

While driving his late model, the driveshaft broke and pierced through the vehicle, injuring his right hand. Jeremy Clements was immediately taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he underwent a nine-hour orthopedic surgery. In the following year, Clements went through ten surgeries; including sewing his hand to his right side hip for a skin graft, using bone grafts from his hip and taking tendons from his right foot. Jeremy Clements did not race again until the following year.

Xfinity Series

Clements made his debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (then NASCAR Busch Series) in 2003 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Driving the No. 71 Chevrolet for Young Racing, Jeremy Clements started 35th and finished 31st after an early crash. Jeremy Clements did not return to the series again until 2007. Clements signed with McGill Motorsports to run the last five races of the season in their No. 36 Chevrolet. He only finished two races and had a best finish of 23rd at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In 2008, he attempted four races for his family-owned No. 50 team. Jeremy Clements qualified for two of them, earning finishes of 22nd and 30th. During these two years, he also spent time practicing and qualifying cars for Joe Gibbs Racing in races which conflicted with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.

Jeremy Clements
Jeremy Clements

For 2009, Clements increased his focus on the Xfinity Series, attempting 13 races and making 12. He ran six races in his family-owned No. 50 with a best finish of 16th. Shortly before the October race at Kansas Speedway, Clements and sponsor Saxon Group joined forced with JD Motorsports to finish out the season in the No. 0 Chevrolet. In his 2nd race with JD, he finished a then-career best 12th at Auto Club Speedway.

In the offseason, it was announced that Clements would drive at least the first three races of the 2010 season in the No. 0 for JD Motorsports with sponsorship from Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. After missing the field at Daytona due to qualifying being rained out, his plans for the rest of the reason were up in the air. The No. 0 team was shut down and JD moved Clements to the No. 04. He attempted the next two races as planned, but failed to qualify for both of them. Clements made his first race of the season in April at Nashville Superspeedway, finishing 22nd.

He attempted 19 more races, qualifying for 15 of them. Clements earned his first career top-10 at Gateway International Raceway in October, finishing 10th and also leading six laps (the first laps led of his career). In 2011, Clements competed in all 34 races, finishing 15th in points. He had no top-ten finishes, but had three 14th-place finishes and ten top-twenty finishes during the season.

Jeremy Clements
Jeremy Clements

Overview

  • Full Name: Jeremy Clements
  • Date of Birth: January 16, 1985
  • Age: 35 years
  • Birth Place: Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
  • Current team: Chevrolet Xfinity Series racing manufacturer team
  • Parents: Tony Clements
  • Education: Dorman High School
  • First race: 2003 Trim Spa Dream Body 250 (Pikes Peak)
  • Spouse: Cortney Clements (m. 2017), Courtney Dryden (m. 2017)
  • Car no., team: 51 (Jeremy Clements Racing)
  • 2019 position: 14th
  • Best finish: 12th (2017)
  • First race: 2003 Trim Spa Dream Body 250 (Pikes Peak)
  • Last race: 2020 Unhinged 300 (Talladega)
  • First win: 2017 Johnsonville 180 (Road America)
  • Net Worth: $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)
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