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Wings Etc. Returns to Jeremy Clements Racing as Two-Race Sponsor of No. 51 Chevrolet

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Jeremy Clements and Jeremy Clements Racing, the family-owned and operated Xfinity Series operation in which he drives for, are continuing their multi-year relationship with Wings Etc. into this season.

The family-friendly grill and pub will pick up its usual two-race primary sponsorship outfit, backing the No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 20) and Michigan International Speedway (August 17).

“Being a part of the Wings Etc. family is special,” said Jeremy Clements, driver of the No. 51 Chevrolet. “They work their tails off and do a phenomenal job of bringing a fun atmosphere to a great restaurant. I just love them, and they love racing. So it’s a win-win for everybody. It’s way more than just a sponsorship. It’s a friendship.”

Earlier this season, the company moved into new territory, backing Clements and the No. 51 team at Phoenix Raceway in March.

“We’re very excited to be on board with Jeremy Clements for a fourth year,” said Rob Hensmann, CEO of Wings Etc. “Supporting the people in our communities is an important value for Wings Etc., and we love sharing our fans’ enthusiasm for the energy that Jeremy brings to the NASCAR Xfinity races.”

As this partnership enters its fourth season, the connection sprang from a connection between Jeremy Clements and Scott McFalls, the owner of the Boling Springs, South Carolina franchise. Clements and his brother were frequent visitors of the restaurant, and one night while listening to a band, the journeyman driver invited McFalls to take a seat and talk sponsorship opportunities.

“It didn’t take much, to be honest,” said Clements about convincing McFalls. “In the store, he’s got pictures of all the baseball teams and all the different people he’s helped. So he loves to help people. He’s a good guy. It made a good-looking race car too, for sure.”

Now, at McFalls’ Wings Etc. location, the Indianapolis and Michigan race days are a regular celebration. At the beginning of the year, the company even served a custom beer, 51 Racing Fuel, a lager brewed by Spartanburg, South Carolina-based RJ Rockers Brewing Company, before it sold out.

“It means the world — that’s how I make a living and how the No. 51 goes fast,” Clements said. “It’s very special to me. So I want to make it special for them.”

Jeremy Clements Racing is a small, family-owned team that carries on the tradition of racing established by Crawford Clements, a famed NASCAR owner, renowned engine builder, and Jeremy’s grandfather.

Both his uncle Louis and his father Tony were involved in racing. Louis was a championship-winning crew chief for Rex White, while Tony continues to run Clements Automotive, a leader in racing and performance engine building. Even Jeremy’s sister and mother are involved, with his sister responsible for booking flights and travel, and his mom cleaning the pit crew suits every week.

“We’re all digging away to make it work for 33 weeks out of the year,” Clements said. “It’s a long, grueling season for sure.”

In 472 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, Jeremy Clements has a pair of victories with the No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro — the first at Road America in 2017 and most recently at Daytona in 2022. A mainstay in the series since the late 2000s, the Spartanburg, South Carolina native has six top-five and 38 top-10 finishes.

At the one-third mark of the season, Clements is continuing to ride out a rough patch with his team, sitting 20th in points on the strength of a single top-10 result — the first in the second-tier series for the No. 51 since his victory at Daytona in the Summer of 2022.

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