Jeremy Clements has weighed in on one of the more controversial topics in NASCAR — whether Cup series drivers should be limited in the number of XFinity races.
His answer — yes. Here’s what he told the Morning News:
Last week’s race was spectacular even if I hadn’t won. We need a lot more stories like that. We need more opportunities for guys like myself instead of the top guys in Cup getting in (top-dollar) rides and winning every weekend. That’s more exciting to me.
I don’t blame the Cup guys. I would do it, too. I’m just saying give us a chance. I mean, who wants to watch that, honestly? I’m glad they’re limiting it.
Clements won for the first time a the Johnsonville 180 at Road America and it means a ton to a driver who has gone 12 years and 255 races without tasting victory. He’s now assured of a playoff birth and an opportunity to win a championship. If that happens, he might get better parts for a little better car and give him a shot at future wins — and earnings.]
Still, Cup drivers continue to seethe the limits. Any driver with five of more years of experience in the Monster Energy Series will be limited to seven Xfinity races (down from 10) in an effort to shine a light on younger drivers.
Veteran drivers, like Kyle Busch, have already threatened to pull out of the truck series (which now has a 5-race limit) due to the changes.
So, what do you think? Is this the right move?