Erik Jones And Games Stop Are Looking Forward To Richmond

Erik Jones
Continuing their partnership with Erik Jones, GameStop is taking the leap to NASCAR Cup Series competition sponsoring Jones for two races this season on the No. 77 Toyota Camry with Furniture Row Racing. GameStop kicks off their Cup Series venture this weekend at Richmond International Raceway and again at Pocono Raceway on June 11, 2017.

“GameStop has been a great partner for me and one of the first sponsors to come on board with me when I started running in the XFINITY Series,” said Jones. “It’s really cool to see them grow and move up to the Cup Series with me on the 77 team. We’ve gotten several wins together in the XFINITY Series, including one a few weeks ago at Texas. I’m excited to represent GameStop and their partners in the Cup Series and look forward to having the same success we’ve seen together over the last few years.”

Since partnering with Jones in 2015, GameStop has been present for several career milestones for Jones in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS). In 2015 at Auto Club Speedway, Jones scored his first-career NXS pole before finishing third the in the race. The following week at Texas Motor Speedway, Jones earned the pole and his first-career NXS victory. Since joining the XFINITY series, Jones has taken GameStop to victory lane three times and while carrying the GameStop brands, has earned seven poles, 15 top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes.

No. 77 GameStop Prey Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his first-career NASCAR Cup Series start at Richmond International Raceway this weekend in the Toyota Owners 400. While this will mark Jones first-career Cup Series start at the track, he has competed on the track four times in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS). In his four NXS starts at the track, Jones has earned three top-five finishes, one pole and led 19 laps. His best finish came in the September 2016 race when he started the race from the fourth position and led two laps before finishing second to Kyle Busch.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 77 CAMRY: PREY: Prey is an upcoming first-person action-adventure video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. Prey will be available May 5, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
  • ROOKIE UPDATE: After eight races of the 2017 Cup Series season, Jones sits second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, two points behind Toyota Racing teammate Daniel Suarez.
  • RACE INFO: The Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Richmond International Raceway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Jones 2017 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
8 0 0 1 0 0 19.0 17.4

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
11 0 0 1 0 1 16.1 19.1

 

From the Cockpit:

Erik Jones: “After having such a strong Camry last weekend at Bristol, I am definitely ready to get back to the track this weekend at Richmond. Richmond is another short track and short tracks have always been good tracks for me. I’ve run Richmond a few times in the XFINITY Series and always run well and even came close to getting a win last fall. The 77 Camry has been fast all year and I know this weekend will be no different. Everyone on the 77 team is ready for the finishes we deserve, we just need a little luck to finish races where we run early on and throughout the day. If we can put all the pieces together, we should be able to run up front and contend for a top five again this weekend in the No. 77 GameStop Prey Toyota Camry.”

 

No. 77 GameStop Prey Toyota Camry / Furniture Row Racing Team:

Driver – Erik Jones                                        Crew Chief – Chris Gayle                         Car Chief – Todd Brewer

Engineer – James Small                               Engineer – Chris Yerges                               Engine Tuner – David McClure

Mechanic – John Furino                              Mechanic – Cesar Villanueva                     Mechanic – Henry Katzke

Tire Specialist – Scott Simmons                Shocks – Alex Michie                                   Spotter – Rick Carelli

Gasman – Matt Tyrell                                  Jackman – David O’Dell                                 Front Tire Changer – David Mayo

Front Tire Carrier – Richard Coleman      Rear Tire Changer – Brain Eastland     Rear Tire Carrier – Blake Haugland

Transportation – Mike Clementson               Transportation – Jason Taggart                Transportation – Dave Shano

Transportation – Travis Watts

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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