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NASCAR America: Jeremy Clements’ journey back to racing after nearly losing a hand

Racing has been a Clements family tradition for decades and when a crash left Jeremy Clements in danger of losing his right hand his father did all that he could to ensure his son made it back onto the track.

On Sunday, Jeremy Clements won his first Xfinity Series race in his 256th start.

But 13 years ago a doctor told the South Carolina native he would never race again after a late-model crash almost cost him his right hand.

In the above video from last year, Clements and his family talk about his recovery from the accident, which included 10 surgeries to save his hand.

After his win on Sunday, the 32-year-old driver called the accident from more than a decade ago “a freak deal.

“That was so long ago it feels like it didn’t even happen now. I definitely got the hand to prove it. I’m just psyched to be here. I can’t even believe we won the race.”