Jeremy Clements looking
to go Sprint Cup racing
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Jeremy Clements' 2014 car. Clements has run full-time in the Nationwide Series since 2010.
By Eric Webler
July 28, 2014
NASCAR Nationwide Series veteran Jeremy Clements is attempting to fundraise via crowd funding to take his race team Sprint Cup racing.
Jeremy Clements is trying to use the crowd funding website Indiegogo to take Jeremy Clements Racing to NASCAR’s top-tier series.
Historically, crowd funding has not been a successful long-term source of financial backing, but as seen this year with the Reddit and Dogecoin community, the idea has been utilized strategically.
With a goal of raising $50,000, Clements wants to go Sprint Cup racing as soon as possible. Since the fundraiser’s launch on July 25th, 2014, $765 has been raised at time of publication. Their campaign ends on September 8th, 2014.
JCR is offering “perks” for the people donating. The prices for these parks range from $10 to $10,000.
Perks include a personal thank you from Clements on his Twitter account to pit passes for a race this year, or quarter panel sponsorship on his Nationwide Series car this year.
If you go on the Indiegogo page, the team has made a video the leads with the slogan “The most powerful engine Jeremy has is you.”
“My goals have always been to get to the Sprint Cup level,” Clements said in the video.
Using only the winnings and sponsorship money he gets from racing each week, Clements said the amount totals just over $1 million a season, funding his team with the money.
Clements has scored seven top-ten finishes in 153 races at the Nationwide Series level.
“We're at a disadvantage big time,” Clements said, “Without the fans, we really can't race. they are really important to me.”
But the 29-year-old NASCAR veteran said he is ready to race on Sundays.
“I'm ready when the time calls,” Clements said.