Sport Clips in the News

Erik Jones/No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Coke Zero 400

(Jun. 28, 2017)

Erik JonesNo. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will be looking for redemption this weekend when he makes his second-career NASCAR Cup Series start at Daytona International Speedway in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 behind the wheel of the No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry. In his first race at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Jones started the 2017 Daytona 500 from the 34th position and finished 39th after getting caught up in a multicar crash just past the halfway point.

·        THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 77 CAMRY: This weekend Sport Clips will make their second appearance as the primary sponsor on the No. 77 Toyota Camry with Erik Jones and Furniture Row Racing. Following Daytona, Sport Clips will have two more primary races with Jones and the No. 77 team at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 23 and Texas Motor Speedway on November 5.

·        ROOKIE UPDATE: After 15 races of the 2017 Cup Series season, Jones sits second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, seven points behind Toyota Racing teammate Daniel Suarez.

·        RACE INFO: The Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Daytona International Speedway:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

1

0

0

0

0

0

34

39

 

Jones 2017 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

16

0

1

3

0

22

18.1

18.4

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

19

0

1

3

0

23

16.5

19.3

 

From the Cockpit:

Erik Jones: “Daytona is a pretty unique place. There’s not a lot as a driver that you can do to make a difference. I’ve tried to study up on drafting as much as I could to try to become a better superspeedway racer. In both the Cup and XFINITY race in February we were in the wrong place at the wrong time and didn’t end up with good finishes. I know we’ll have fast cars again this weekend in both series and if we can put ourselves in the right places at the right time and stay out of trouble, we should be able to be around at the end to see how things play out.”   

 

No. 77 Sport Clips 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