NASCAR Nationwide driver Jeremy Clements, suspended by NASCAR earlier Wednesday for statements made Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, issued an apology Wednesday regarding his NASCAR suspension. The statement was posted on the Jeremy Clements Racing Facebook page.
“I apologize and regret what I said to the NASCAR writer and to NASCAR, my sponsors, my fans, and my team,” the statement read. “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.”
NASCAR officials said in a statement Wednesday evening that Clements has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct. NASCAR did not provide any further explanation.
“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 about his suspension. “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.”
The NASCAR drivers head to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend where Nationwide drivers will race on Saturday.