Below is a press release from NASCAR:
Jeremy Clements, a driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct.
On Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway, Clements was found to have 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,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “NASCAR has a Code of Conduct that’s explicitly spelled out in the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book. We fully expect our entire industry to adhere to that Code.”
As of Wednesday night, nothing has been said as far as what Clements has said.
Clements finished the Drive for COPD 300 from Daytona International Speedway last weekend in 33rd place after dropping out early due to an oil line issue. Clements currently drives for his own team and Jeremy Clements Racing has not issued a statement regarding a replacement driver for this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
On Wednesday evening, Jeremy Clements took to FaceBook to issue a statement regarding NASCAR’s decision:
“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. “
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