Erik Jones Readies From Bristol

Erik Jones

No. 20 STANLEY Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his sixth-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend behind the wheel of the No. 20 STANLEY Toyota Camry. In his previous five starts at the track, Jones best finish in the Cup Series is a second-place finish in 2017 when he started from the pole and led 260 of 500 laps. Jones also has starts at the track in both the Xfinity and Truck Series. In the Xfinity Series, Jones has five starts with two wins, three top-five finishes, four top-10 finishes, three pole starting positions and has led 120 laps. In the Truck Series, Jones has one start where he finished fourth.

·        JGR AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 134 total starts at Bristol Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned 12 wins, 32 top-five finishes, 50 top-10 finishes and 10 pole starting positions. The team has led 5,649 laps, completed 62,398 of 66,934 attempted laps (93.2%) and earned an average start of 14.9 and an average finish of 17.5. Kyle Busch leads the team with seven wins followed by Matt Kenseth with two wins and Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards with one win each.

·        CHASING 100: Jones will make his 99th-career Cup Series start this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, one race shy of 100-career starts. The milestone start will take place on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Darlington Raceway.

·        THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week STANLEY returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry for the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

·        DOUBLE DUTY: Jones will pull double duty for the first time this season this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway where he will compete in the Xfinity Series for the first time since 2017. Jones will climb behind the wheel of the No. 81 iK9 Toyota Supra for Xtreme Concepts Racing for Friday night’s Food City 300.

·        MICHIGAN RACE RECAP: Qualifying in the 16th position at Michigan International Speedway, Jones and the No. 20 team ran as high as third before struggling with the handling of their Camry and finishing the race in the 18th position.

·        RACE INFO: The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2019. Coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN, SIRIUS XM Channel 90 and NBC Sports App.

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Bristol Motor Speedway: 

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
502212709.214.8

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
23081206016.013.6

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
9812244247013.315.3

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Bristol has been a good track for me in the past. It’s one of my favorite tracks and I think one where we should have won on the Cup level a few years ago when we started from the pole and led a bunch of laps before finishing second to Kyle (Busch). We should be able to pick up where we left off earlier this season, and have a fast STANLEY Camry on Saturday night and be able to contend for the win. It’ll also be fun to get back in the Xfinity Series this weekend and run the iK9 Supra on Friday night. It would be pretty cool to win both races this weekend and add two more swords to the mix.”

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “Excited to head to Bristol this weekend and do some short-track racing. This is easily my favorite race track on the circuit and the night race is definitely my favorite event of the season. I feel like we had a great opportunity to contend for the win in the first event and didn’t have a chance to show that with all the trouble we had with loose wheels in the first event. So looking for a little redemption this weekend in Bristol. This track is a very strong one for Erik, and we feel like it’s a very good shot to go get our first win of the season and lock ourselves into the Playoffs with three races remaining.”

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

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