Jeremy Clements is back at the racetrack and eager to put his recent NASCAR suspension - and the reason for it - behind him.
The driver was suspended following the season-opening race for uttering a racial slur when talking with a media member. As part of his process toward reinstatement, Clements met with Dr. Richard Lapchick at the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida.
He missed the races at Phoenix International Raceway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Clements addressed the media concerning his remarks.
He apologized for making a "remark that has no place in our society," adding that "I didn't mean to offend anyone at all; I'm sorry I let you all down. It doesn't represent who I am or how I was raised."
Clements added that his grandfather Crawford Clements - "who I looked up to and respected and got me started racing when I was 7" - was a crew chief for Wendell Scott in 1965.
"I was raised to res...