杰里米·克莱门茨在公路球场为Xfinity季后赛做准备

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Jeremy Clements preps for Xfinity playoff push at road courses xOoLive体育网

杰里米·克莱门茨在公路球场为Xfinity季后赛做准备xOoLive体育网

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It’s Jeremy Clements‘ time of the year. xOoLive体育网

这是杰里米·克莱门茨一年中的时间。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

Clements’ best chance at qualifying for the Xfinity Series playoffs via a race win has arrived in the form of two consecutive road course races. xOoLive体育网

克莱门茨通过赢得一场比赛获得进入Xfinity系列季后赛资格的最好机会已经以连续两场公路比赛的形式到来。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

The first, Aug. 8 at Road America, represents Clements’ annual return to the high point of his Xfinity Series career. He won at the Wisconsin road course in dramatic fashion in 2017, beating Michael Annett and Matt Tifft for his only win through 349 career starts. xOoLive体育网

第一次是8月8日在美国之路,代表着克莱门茨一年一度重返Xfinity系列赛职业生涯的巅峰。2017年,他在威斯康星州的公路赛道上戏剧性地获胜,击败了迈克尔·安内特和马特·蒂夫特,这是他职业生涯首发349场比赛中唯一次获胜。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

The following week, Clements will pilot his No. 51 Chevrolet in the series’ first race on the Daytona International Speedway road course. xOoLive体育网

下周,克莱门茨将在代托纳国际赛道赛道上驾驶他的51号雪佛兰参加系列赛的第一场比赛。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

The back-to-back road course races come as Clements sits 32 points behind the cutoff for the 12 driver playoff field. He’s chasing fellow independent driver Brandon Brown for the final spot. xOoLive体育网

背靠背的公路赛道比赛发生时,克莱门茨坐在12名车手季后赛场地的分界线后面32分。他正在追逐同为独立车手的布兰登·布朗(Brandon Brown),争取最终的入场券。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

Clements, 35, isn’t bothered by the attention that shifts his way every year when the series arrives at a road course, specifically the 4.048-mile Road America. xOoLive体育网

35岁的克莱门茨并不担心每年当系列赛到达公路赛道时,他的注意力都会转移,特别是4.048英里的美国公路。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

“I enjoy it,” Clements told NBC Sports. “I didn’t even grow up a road-course racer. I just kind of latched on to it after I did it a few times and really enjoy it and feel like I can make up for lack of speed that we have at a mile-and-a-half-track against the big teams. … The road courses just seem to fall in that category with what I’m in and I enjoy it. … I’m always excited for it and yeah, I like the attention. Hopefully we can win again, man, so we can just prove it wasn’t a fluke, which I feel like we can definitely do.” xOoLive体育网

“我很享受,”克莱门茨告诉NBC体育。“我甚至没有成长为一名公路赛车手。在我做了几次之后,我就有点领会了,真的很享受,感觉我可以弥补我们在一英里半赛道对阵大车队时的速度不足。…。公路赛道看起来就像我所在的那样,我很享受。…。我总是为此感到兴奋,是的,我喜欢受到关注。希望我们能再次获胜,伙计,这样我们就能证明这不是一场侥幸,我觉得我们肯定能做到。“。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

Clements enters Road America with six consecutive top-13 finishes, which ties a career best. That’s on top of finishing 13th or better in 10 of the 13 races held since the series returned to action in May, including a third-place finish at Pocono. xOoLive体育网

克莱门茨以连续六次进入前13名的成绩进入美国公路,这是职业生涯最好的平局。自5月份系列赛恢复以来,在13场比赛中,有10场获得了第13名或更好的成绩,包括在波科诺获得第三名。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

“I think it’s pretty good,” Clements said. “I want to be a top 10 every week. But man, we’re just right there, outside the line there, racing against the big teams. In my opinion, I want to try to be the first small, non-big team that finishes right behind those guys. And if you can beat a few of them, that’s even a better day. So we’ve done that here and there. Then we’ve had other little problems, of course, which everybody has.” xOoLive体育网

“我认为这相当不错,”克莱门茨说。“我希望每周都能跻身前十名。但是伙计,我们就在那里,在边线外,和大球队比赛。在我看来,我想试着成为第一支紧跟在那些家伙后面的小而非大的球队。如果你能打败他们中的几个,那就更好了。所以我们在各处都这样做了。当然,我们还有其他小问题,每个人都有。“。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

Clements believes he’ll have “a little bit of an advantage” at the road courses over Brown. In nine starts at Road America, Clements has three tops 10s, all coming in the last six starts. xOoLive体育网

克莱门茨相信他在公路赛道上会比布朗有“一点优势”。在美国公路的九场先发中,克莱门茨有三次进入前10,都是在过去的六次先发中。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

Brown will make just his second Road America start. Last year, he dropped out on Lap 10 due to a suspension issue. xOoLive体育网

布朗将刚刚开始他的第二条美国之路。去年,由于停赛问题,他退出了第10圈。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

Earlier this month in the race on the Indianapolis road course, Clements finished 13th and Brown placed 11th. xOoLive体育网

本月早些时候,在印第安纳波利斯公路赛道上的比赛中,克莱门茨获得第13名,布朗获得第11名。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

“We can get some stage points and just try to reel off a top 10 or better (at Road America)” Clements said. “We finished eighth there last year, we’ve won there before, obviously. We can run good at Road America.” xOoLive体育网

克莱门茨说:“我们可以拿到一些赛段积分,然后试着(在美国公路)拿到前10名或更好的成绩。”“我们去年在那里获得了第八名,很明显,我们以前在那里赢过。我们可以在“美国之路”上跑得很好。“。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

One difference between the Jeremy Clements Racing that won at Road America in 2017 and now is the quality of the cars it owns. When Chip Ganassi Racing closed its Xfinity program at the start of 2019, JCR purchased some of its cars and has been fielding them since. xOoLive体育网

2017年在美国公路赛(Road America)上获胜的杰里米·克莱门茨赛车(Jeremy Clements Racing)与现在的一个不同之处在于它拥有的汽车的质量。当Chip Ganassi赛车在2019年初关闭其Xfinity计划时,JCR购买了一些汽车,并从那以后一直在部署它们。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

“We never had equipment like that, “Clements said. “They were about to race those cars. Usually we get the chassis, and then you don’t get the good suspension or the right suspension for it, so you got a puzzle and you got like half the pieces for it. So we got cars that came with everything like they’re supposed to.” xOoLive体育网

“我们从来没有过这样的设备,”克莱门茨说。“他们正要和那些赛车比赛。通常我们有底盘,然后你得不到好的悬架或正确的悬架,所以你有一个拼图,你得到了差不多一半的碎片。所以我们的车配备了他们应该配备的所有东西。“。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

Like almost everyone else in the field, Clements will soon get his first shot at the Daytona road course with no practice or qualifying beforehand, just like every remaining race this season. xOoLive体育网

就像赛场上的几乎所有其他人一样,克莱门茨很快就会在代托纳公路赛道上获得他的第一次机会,事先没有训练或排位赛,就像本赛季剩下的每一场比赛一样。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

“With no practice, really don’t know how that’s gonna go,” Clements said. “Especially when you got a draw, you don’t qualify and you’re starting wherever. So going into Turn 1 at Daytona should be really interesting and hopefully everybody will … have some patience.” xOoLive体育网

克莱门茨说:“没有练习,真的不知道接下来会怎样。”特别是当你打成平局时,你没有资格,无论从哪里开始。所以在代托纳进入1号弯道应该会很有趣,希望每个人都能…。要有耐心。“。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

In preparing for the Daytona race, Clements’ approach will be slightly different than it was for Indianapolis road course. xOoLive体育网

在准备代托纳比赛时,克莱门茨的方法将与印第安纳波利斯公路赛道略有不同。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

This time he’ll have more than an Xbox game at his disposal. While larger teams had access to simulators to get acclimated with the course, Clements couldn’t even use iRacing, which did not have the updated course. Instead, he could only make laps on the latest version of the Forza racing series. xOoLive体育网

这一次,他将拥有的不只是一款Xbox游戏。虽然较大的车队可以使用模拟器来适应课程,但克莱门茨甚至不能使用iRacing,因为它没有更新的课程。相反,他只能在最新版本的Forza赛车系列上跑一圈。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

“They had NASCAR-style cars and just drove for a couple hours, literally a day or two before (the race),” Clements said. “And shoot it was really accurate, I was surprised. I mean, I played a bunch of tracks on those kind of games and you get familiar with them that way. So I knew if I could just get familiar with the track that would help. So it really helped, first lap out in practice was fast, we were fifth fastest. It was really cool. And I’ll definitely do that again for the Daytona road course. And I’m pretty sure iRacing has that track on it because it’s been around forever.” xOoLive体育网

克莱门茨说:“他们有纳斯卡风格的车,只开了几个小时,确切地说是在(比赛)前一两天。”“而且拍得真的很准,我很惊讶。我的意思是,我在这类游戏中玩了很多曲目,你可以通过这种方式熟悉它们。所以我知道如果我能熟悉一下这条赛道会有帮助的。所以这真的很有帮助,在练习中第一圈跑得很快,我们是第五快。真的很酷。我肯定会在代托纳公路赛道上再做一次。我非常肯定iracing上有这条赛道,因为它已经存在了很久了。“。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

Regardless of how he’s preparing for the road courses, Clements doesn’t want to worry himself with how he’s performing in relation to Brown, who has four top 10s this year and has finished 13th or better in five of the last seven races. xOoLive体育网

不管他是如何准备客场比赛的,克莱门茨不想担心自己与布朗的表现如何,布朗今年有四个前10名,在过去的七场比赛中有五场获得了第13名或更好的成绩。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

“I just want to do the best I can and not make mistakes and hopefully, mechanical gremlins stay away because if we have one of those we will be out of contention,” Clements said. “I’m just gonna do my thing and not make mistakes, stay on track, not doing anything stupid. … xOoLive体育网

克莱门茨说:“我只想尽我所能,不犯错误,希望机械地精远离,因为如果我们有这样的人,我们就会退出竞争。”“我只想做我自己的事,不犯错误,保持在正轨上,不做任何蠢事。…。xOoLive体育网

xOoLive体育网

“So just gonna do all that like I usually do and really not worry about that part and what happens will happen. So we’ll just race our tails off and hopefully it’ll be enough.” xOoLive体育网

“所以我会像往常一样做所有的事情,真的不担心那部分,会发生什么。”所以我们就把尾巴跑掉,希望这就足够了。“。xOoLive体育网

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