Josh Clemons Looking To Rekindle Sweet Nashville Memories
Topics: Josh Clemons, Toyota ARCA 150
August 8, 2007
LEBANON, Tennessee (Wednesday, August 8, 2007) – - It’s been over three years since ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Josh Clemons has recorded a top-10 finish at Nashville Superspeedway, but as the series returns to the 1.333-mile track this weekend, Clemons would like to rekindle the Nashville flame and score his third career top-10 finish Saturday.
Clemons, a native of New Albany , Indiana made his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at the Lebanon , Tennessee based track in 2004 and produced smashing results. After qualifying, Clemons looked more like a veteran and netted the first of two top-10 finishes in his inaugural running.
Now, with limited runs in the series since, and a 11th place finish at Nashville Superspeedway in 2005, Clemons returns to the track hoping to put his Clemons Racing team back in the spotlight while also looking for his first top-10 performance since September 2004.
“Nashville Superspeedway is probably my favorite speedway track,” said Clemons, driver of the No. 21 Ford Fusion. “We run very well each time we go there and this weekend should be no different. We didn’t have any luck in our last outing at Kentucky Speedway, but we’ve picked up the pace considerably since then and we’re looking for a platinum performance Saturday.”
Instead of carrying their normal No. 41, the team has swapped numbers to hoist the famous No. 21 normally carried by the Jack Bowsher & Associates Motorsports camp. With the team unable to compete in Saturday’s TOYOTA ARCA 150, the Clemons offered to help the team gather points for upcoming events this season.
“What an honor it is for our team to be carrying the No. 21 this weekend,” continued Clemons. “While we strive to be competitors on the track, everyone knows the pros and cons of racing off the track and anytime we can help out a veteran like the Bowsher’s, we’re going to do it!.”
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“I want to continue to thank our sponsors for supporting our team,” sounded Clemons. “It’s been a while since we’ve been on the track, so we’re going to Nashville this weekend, looking to give no mercy and put ourselves and our sponsors in prime position for some exposure.”
He continued, “I want to thank everyone on my Clemons Racing team for their long and countless amounts of hours this season. Everyone knows that if there is a race on the schedule besides Salem to shine, it’s this weekend. Hopefully for a change, luck will be on our side and we’ll storm to the front.”
The TOYOTA ARCA 150 (113 laps/150 miles) is the 15 of 23 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 14th ARCA race held at Nashville Superspeedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Friday, August 10 with a two hour and a half hour (11:00am-1:30pm) session planned. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:30pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag on Saturday, August 11 shortly after 2:30pm Local Time with live coverage on SPEED. Additional race coverage can be found online at arcaracing.com
For more on Josh Clemons and the Clemons Racing team, please visit JoshClemons.com
Josh Clemons, Clemons Racing, Nashville Superspeedway Notes of Interest:
· Josh Clemons plans to make his 10th ARCA RE/MAX Series start on Saturday afternoon. In nine previous starts on the schedule, Clemons has accumulated two top-10 finishes occurring in 2004 at Nashville Superspeedway (ninth) and the fall Salem Speedway event (fifth).
· Josh Clemons will attempt to make his third Nashville Superspeedway start. He has a career best qualifying effort of seventh (2004) while hoisting a ninth place finish as his personal Music City best in the same event. His other Nashville finish occurred in April 2005 where Clemons started 13th and finished 11th.
· Josh Clemons and longtime girlfriend Nicole Collins became proud parents of a healthy baby girl on August 5, 2007. Taylor Alexis Clemons weighed in at five pounds, 11 ounces. She was 19 and a half inches long. Both daughter and mother are doing exceptionally well.
· Josh Clemons is the son of former ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Larry Clemons.
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