Jeremy Clements Racing
Jeremy Clements Racing, formerly known as Jeremy Clements Motorsports, is an American professional stock car racing team. The team currently fields the No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro full-time for Jeremy Clements in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with crew chief Tony Clements. Based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the team was founded in 2010, and is owned by driver Jeremy Clements and his father Tony. The team has fielded cars in the Nationwide Series for Clements, Ty Dillon (loaning the #51 entry to Richard Childress Racing), and Ryan Sieg.
|Base||Spartanburg, South Carolina|
|Race drivers||51. Jeremy Clements|
|Sponsors||51. RepairableVehicles.com, AllSouthElectric.com/BRT Extrusions, Rinnai, Harrison's Outfitters|
|Debut||2008 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 (Gateway)|
|Latest race||2019 Alsco 300 (Kentucky)|
Car No. 51 historyEdit
In 2008, Jeremy Clements attempted the Dollar General 300, but failed to qualify. He did, however, qualify for the next race, the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, and debuted for Jeremy Clements Motorsports in the #50 car. He finished 22nd.
In 2012, for both the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, and the Lilly Diabetes 250, Jeremy Clements fielded the #4 entry for Jeremy Clements Racing, the successor to Jeremy Clements Motorsports, in place of the regular 51, as Richard Childress Racing used it for Ty Dillon. Ty finished 3rd and 7th, respectively. In 2013, Jeremy Clements missed both the Dollar General 200 and the Sam's Town 300. Ryan Sieg filled in the #51 for both races, with the events being his first two Xfinity Series starts. He finished 21st and 18th, respectively.
In the inaugural season of the Xfinity Series Chase (2016), Clements finished 15th in points, just 3 positions outside of the lowest spot in the Chase, 12th. On August 27th, 2017, Jeremy Clements won the Johnsonville 180 at Road America, after a collision with Matt Tifft while coming to the white flag. This victory was the first victory for Clements, JCR, and the 51 team, and locked the 51 into the first round of the 2017 Xfinity Series Chase, the Round of 12. However, Clements would miss the round of 8.
Before the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, JCR purchased chassis from the shuttered Chip Ganassi Racing Xfinity Series program,with a goal of running top-fifteen to top-ten on a consistent basis with the new cars.
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