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Jeremy Clements

interview: inside the actor’s studio with jeremy clements

Jeremy ClementsJeremy Clements is my new sentimental favorite driver. Maybe it was because Jeremy and his crew chief, Ricky Pearson, were so hospitable to me when I interviewed him at Auto Club Speedway in March but I also think it was because he was just genuinely nice and humble.

He’s working on learning as much as he can every time he gets into his racecar and he’s already achieved one of his goals for the year which was to get locked into the top-30 in owners points (they’re currently 22nd) so that he and his team wouldn’t have to worry as much about qualifying each week. Jeremy sits 16th in driver points, but they’re still hoping to have enough funding so that they can run their No. 51 www.racedaysponsor.com Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the entire year, something he’s never done before.


What is your favorite word? Speed

What is your least favorite word? No

What turns you on? Beautiful, sexy women

What turns you off? Bad attitude and stuck up people.

What sound or noise do you love? A roaring engine.

What sound or noise do you hate? That silence before you hit the wall. The tires are screeching, there’s silence and then it’s “boom!” I hate that because you know it’s coming.

What is your favorite curse word? Fuck. I say that on the radio in the car a lot if things aren’t going right.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’ve never even thought of that, ya know? (Me: Really?) Yeah (Me: You’ve always wanted to be a racecar driver?) Yeah, since I was in elementary school when I raced go-karts. Another profession, I’d like to be a stunt car driver, something like that. That’d be cool.

What profession would you not like to do? There’s a lot of them. I don’t ever want to work at McDonald’s or fast food, waiting on people in restaurants. I think that’d suck.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Come on in, buddy!

(Photo credit: Jeremy Clements Racing)


Read more of my “Inside the Actor’s Studio” questionnaire interviews in the archives and read about how it all started with Tony Stewart.

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last friday in fontana: an impromptu kasey kahne interview

Thursday evening in Fontana, after I checked into my hotel just down the street from the race track, I discovered I forgot my cell phone charger at home. So I went to a Best Buy down the street to get another one. Then in the morning I woke up and found that I had left the pouch that holds all of my cords, USB drives and–most importantly–my digital recorder that still had a bunch of interviews on it from Las Vegas that I had yet to transcribe. I made a silent prayer that it was somewhere safe and then headed back to Best Buy to buy another one ’cause I had interviews to do that day.

jimmie and the gang feel the pressure (yipee!)

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Crew members of the  FedEx Office Toyota, celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)I’m not going to lie, watching the 48 Lowe’s team experience failure in real time was fun. No, I don’t wish them ill and, really, really, who cares if I do? Dude, they’ve won the Championship 4 times in a row, they’ve got their place in history sealed for-ev-er. A little schadenfreude never hurt anyone.

It was clear that the 48′s cage was rattled with that pit crew swap happening in the middle of the race and watching Chad Knaus’ post-race interview was amazing. We got to find out what he looks, and sounds, like when he doesn’t have to pretend that the Championship isn’t a lock yet, because it really isn’t this time! (Ok, ok, so it’s not that different from when he’s on top, but there was a difference!)

Hehe. :)

Ya know what really irks me though? It’s when I think about what could have been had Clint Bowyer’s team not received that 150 point fine. Things would be so different, it’s so frustrating! Would I prefer that Kevin Harvick won the Championship over Denny Hamlin? Yes, but I’ll take what I can get. I so wish I was going to Phoenix this week, and hell, Miami too. Just promise me that when I do get to go to every NASCAR race the Championship is as close then as it is now.

:)


FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Denny Hamlin, driver of the  FedEx Office Toyota, shoots a Turnbull Revolvers in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Uhm, Denny? What are you doing? What is that face? :)

Denny Hamlin, driver of the FedEx Office Toyota, shoots a Turnbull Revolvers in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

i got to go inside tony’s hauler, too

Matt Kenseth takes his No. 17 Jeremiah Sweet Tea Vodka Ford Fusion out for practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 29, 2010 (photo credit: The Fast and the Fabulous)Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the day of the Nationwide Series race, the TECH-NET Auto Service 300 powered by CARQUEST. It was also the day that I forgot to put my sunscreen on and got a nice little tan.

The two days that hold the Sprint Cup Series qualifying and Nationwide Series races are always my favorite days during any race weekend. It’s because there’s always, like, 50% less people running around the garage. I know it’s silly but I love feeling like I have the garage all to myself. And practice is always the best time to get pictures of the cars as they exit and enter the track.

On this particular day I witnessed something that has been going on forever but I only discovered it last weekend. I’m not sure what the process is but some cars come off the track and before going to their garage stall to make adjustments they stop at some designated area near or in the garage and the guys from Goodyear check out their tires. There’s also a crew member from their team checking stuff and taking notes.