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Clements used n-word for "rough" driving techniques

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06:04 PM ET 03.01 | Yesterday NASCAR announced that they had suspended driver Jeremy Clements "indefinitely" after he used an "insensitive" remark during an interview this past weekend. MTV revealed that the insensitive remark was indeed a racial slur, as Clements uttered the "n-word" to reporter Marty Beckerman, but the network insisted the driver used the word in reference to driving and not in reference to a fellow driver or fan. According to MTV, Beckerman was attending the NASCAR event for a "fish-out-of-water" story for the TV Show Guy Code, a show that takes a humorous look at 'The Laws of Manhood' and wandered into one of the uglier scandals in recent NASCAR history. Beckerman explained to MTV that Clements was being asked for help in finding driver Johanna Long's trailer when he casually blurted out the slur.

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Jeremy Clements, Getty Images/Todd Warshaw Jeremy Clements, Getty Images/Todd Warshaw
March 2, 2013  12:11 AM ET

Huh?

March 2, 2013  12:35 AM ET

"wandered into one of the uglier scandals in recent NASCAR history."

so why didn't they sweep it under the rug? a week later and no one knew about it until they suspended the dude

March 2, 2013  01:10 AM ET

Guess someone read my comment in the previous thread and decided to post

March 2, 2013  10:11 AM ET

I would have used the F A-H words for ''rough'' driving techniques

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March 2, 2013  11:28 AM ET
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So NASCAR invites a vile little racist, rapper (one who let's the N-word to roll off his tongue every two seconds) to the infield at Daytona, but has a problem with this incident that no one saw or heard? Seems a bit conflicted to me.

Gots to keep the brothas happy

March 2, 2013  12:57 PM ET
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Gots to keep the brothas happy

What or they won't play basketball for KY?

March 2, 2013  01:55 PM ET

If you can not deal with what is going on on the track quit and go back to your sand box.

March 3, 2013  02:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So NASCAR invites a vile little racist, rapper (one who let's the N-word to roll off his tongue every two seconds) to the infield at Daytona, but has a problem with this incident that no one saw or heard? Seems a bit conflicted to me.

Are you implying that Nascar is inconsistent?....nah....not possible....LOL

March 3, 2013  08:24 PM ET
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Guess someone read my comment in the previous thread and decided to post

You have more influence than you realize...LOL

March 4, 2013  07:31 PM ET

In today's world, you gots to watch yer words. No doubt about it. I think 2 race suspension is reasonable.

March 4, 2013  07:35 PM ET

I think the media/Nascar is makin this into a mountain and they need a good swift kick in the arse. First they mention it, but won't say the "word", gettin readers all riled up, and now another topic on it.Not the best way to deal with this.

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March 10, 2013  04:16 PM ET

A sport born out of running moonshine now looking for political correctness? Just trying to save what's left.

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