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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

(Oct. 30, 2018)

Nascar-2018-Racing-ImageNo. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT TEXAS: With three races left in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, teams head to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) where Erik Jones will make his fifth-career series start at the track. Earlier this season, Jones earned a fourth-place finish, his best finish at TMS in Cup Series competition. Jones is no stranger to success at the 1.5-mile track having earned his first-career Xfinity Series win at the track in 2015 in just his ninth-career start in the series. Since then, Jones has earned two more wins for a total of three Xfinity Series wins in only six starts at TMS. He also has one Camping World Truck Series win at TMS, a win that helped him earn the 2015 Camping World Truck Series championship.

·        JGR AT TEXAS: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 104 total starts at Texas Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition earning seven wins, 28 top-five finishes, 46 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. The team has led 1,822 laps, completed 33,351 of 24,644 attempted laps (96.3%) and earned an average start of 15.3 and an average finish of 14.9. Kyle Busch leads the team with three wins followed by Denny Hamlin with two wins and one win each by Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards.        

·        THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week the No. 20 Toyota Camry, Sport Clips will return as the primary sponsor and their final race of the season with the No. 20 team.

·        MARTINSVILLE RECAP: For his fourth Cup Series visit to the historic Virginia short track, Erik Jones and the No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry team qualified in the 21st position for the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway and ended the day in 26th place.   

·        POINT STANDINGS UPDATE: Jones drops to 15th in the point standings following the Martinsville Speedway race.

·        RACE INFO: The AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, November 4, 2018. Coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Texas Motor Speedway: 

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

4

0

1

2

0

64

16.8

12.0

 

Jones 2018 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

33

1

8

17

1

88

10.8

13.8

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

72

1

13

31

2

399

12.6

15.8

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Texas is a good place and I’ve always been a pretty big fan of the race track and the area. I always look forward to getting back there. We’ve had a lot of success at Texas in Truck and Xfinity, and in Cup as well we’ve ran really well. Hopefully we can have a good rebound from Martinsville and chase down a win. It would be nice to close out our year with one or two more wins here.”

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: Can’t wait to get back to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. It’s a place that Erik runs really well and we had a good top-five finish in the spring race after starting further back than we expected. I feel really good about our chances to improve on that finish and contend for a win this weekend.”