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Team: Kyle Busch Motorsports-51-NCWTS
Age / DOB:  (18) / 5/30/1996

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Erik Jones finishes 29th in Wednesday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio.
He started the No. 51 Toyota Tundra on the pole (90.393 mph) for the 1-800 Car Cash Mudsummer Classic. After leading 24 laps of the 150 lap event, he had some handling issues and finished six laps down in 29th place. He is currently 26th in the 2014 NCWTS point standings. Jul 24 - 8:55 PM

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Erik Jones wins the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 2nd Annual 1-800 Car Cash Mudsummer Classic with a lap of 19.913 seconds, 90.393 mph.

This is the No. 51 Toyota Tundra driver's first pole in ten NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. This is his fifth top-10 start in 2014.
Jul 23 - 7:57 PM

Erik Jones leads the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Eldora Speedway.

He ran a quick lap of 90.749 mph in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra. No. 35 Mason Mingus, No. 88 Matt Crafton, No. 19 Tyler Reddick and No. 32 Kyle Larson rounded out the top five of the 32 trucks practicing for the 1-800 Car Cash Mudsummer Classic. Jennifer Jo Cobb, in the No. 10 truck, was the slowest. Jones also had the fastest 10-lap average speed (77.068 mph) among the 25 trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session.
Jul 23 - 3:22 PM

18-year-old Erik Jones will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut behind the wheel of the No. 20 NarcolepsyLink.com Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in Saturday night’s EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

He will be looking to carry the momentum of his hard-fought victory in the American Ethanol 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway last Friday night into a successful debut in NASCAR’s second division this weekend. Jones, driving the No. 51 Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports, led a race-high 131 laps and held off a hard-charging Ryan Blaney in the closing laps to pick up his second career Truck Series victory in just his ninth series start. Last November at Phoenix, Jones became the youngest winner in the history of the Truck Series when at the age of 17 years, five months and nine days old, he led a race-high 84 laps en route to the victory.-Joe Gibbs Racing
Jul 16 - 7:38 PM

The No. 51 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection July 11 at Iowa Speedway.

The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book. Crew chief Eric Phillips has been fined $6,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. In addition, driver Erik Jones has lost 10 championship driver points and owner Kyle Busch has lost 10 championship owner points.-NASCAR.com
Jul 15 - 10:14 PM

Erik Jones wins the 6th Annual American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen, his second victory in nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

Jones led 131 laps setting a new career high. His previous high was 84 in his Phoenix win. This is the No. 51 Toyota Tundra driver's first victory and first top-10 finish in 2014. It is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway.
Jul 11 - 10:57 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing announced that 18-year-old Erik Jones will pilot the #20 Toyota in three NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season.

Jones will make his debut behind the wheel of the JGR's #20 Nationwide Series Camry for the first time on July 19 in Chicago before battling on the short track of Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, and competing at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8. In five races in 2013 with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series, Jones finished in the top 10 in each start, earning two top-five finishes as well as his first career victory at Phoenix International Raceway.(Joe Gibbs Racing)-jayski.com
Jun 20 - 7:42 PM

Many high school seniors will be walking across a stage this week to receive their diploma in recognition of years of hard work.

For Erik Jones, his stage will be in front of a national television audience on the frontstretch of Texas Motor Speedway. After turning 18 last week, he is now eligible to run mile-and-a-half and larger tracks and will be in the No. 51 Tundra Friday night. Upon hearing he will miss his graduation, the staff at TMS decided to bring the ceremony to him. He will walk across the stage in his cap and gown when his name is called during driver introductions and he will be presented his diploma by track president Eddie Gossage.
Jun 4 - 1:28 PM

Erik Jones is one of 12 drivers named today to the 2014-15 NASCAR Next class unveiled at Richmond International Raceway and marks the kickoff of the fourth installment of the industry initiative designed to spotlight NASCAR’s rising stars.

Erik Jones (17, Byron, Mich., @erik_jones) – Made his mark on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last November in Phoenix by becoming the youngest winner in series history.-NASCAR PR
Apr 25 - 12:36 PM

Four months ago Erik Jones made history at Phoenix, when at the age of 17 years, five months and nine days he became the youngest winner in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History.

While everyone likes to take a little time to cherish their accomplishments, 139 days between starts is a little much and Jones has been chomping at the bit to get back behind the wheel of the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra. The talented youngster will finally get his chance on Saturday, when he makes his 2014 Truck Series debut Saturday in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.-Kyle Busch Motorsports
Mar 26 - 8:30 PM

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today that 17-year-old Erik Jones will split driving duties with team owner Kyle Busch for the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner’s Champion No. 51 Toyota Tundra team in 2014.

Jones’ 12-race schedule will begin March 29 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, while Busch will be behind the wheel for 10 races beginning with the season-opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Feb. 21. ToyotaCare - the complimentary maintenance plan provided with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota - returns as a primary sponsor in 2014 and will adorn the hood of the No. 51 for 14 races, seven with each driver.
Jan 24 - 7:53 PM

Erik Jones was declared the winner of the 46th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway Sunday after the race winner, Chase Elliott, was disqualified.

According to www.Speed51.com, Elliott won the race, but Jones, who finished second, was declared the winner following the post-race inspection. Grant Enfinger finished third. Kyle Benjamin finished seventh and Ross Kenseth eighth in the race. Cale Gale finished 14th, Anderson Bowen 25th and Mason Mingus 29th. Jones becomes just the third back-to-back winner in Snowball Derby history.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 10:23:00 PM

Besides winning the race, Erik Jones’ team (No. 51 Toyota Tundra) wins two race awards in the Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.

He won the Mobil 1 Driver of the race award. Toyota Racing Development (TRD), supplier of the engine in the No. 51, won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award. Jones, who made only five of the 21 races this season, is 29th in the 2013 Camping World Truck Series point standings.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 12:03:00 AM

Erik Jones (No. 51 Toyota Tundra) wins the 16th Annual Lucas Oil 150, his first victory in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

This is his fifth top-10 finish in 2013. At 17 years and 4 months, Jones becomes the youngest winner in NCWTS history. The former record was set by Chase Elliott who was five months older when he won the Bowmanville, Ontario race this past September.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 11:42:00 PM

Erik Jones (51 Toyota Tundra) is fastest in Happy Hour for the Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.

At 134.494 mph, he was the fastest of the 35 trucks out on the track for the final practice. No. 33 Cale Gale, No. 29 Ryan Blaney, No. 4 Jeb Burton and No. 19 Ross Chastain are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 57 Norm Benning was the slowest. Jones also had the fastest 10-lap average speed (131.862 mph) among the eight trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 12:18:00 AM