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Erik Jones

Team: Furniture Row Racing-77
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/30/1996

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Erik Jones matched his career-best finish at Michigan International Speedway in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway when he crossed under the checker third.
Jones had an opportunity to win and he was equal to his teammate Martin Truex Jr. in the closing laps. While he didn’t get the win, he was one of the best values at his salary cap level—as we predicted in this week’s Weekend Update. Aug 13 - 6:25 PM

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Erik Jones posted the fastest single lap in practice one for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a 200.708.

Jones has given up ground to Daniel Suarez in the past few weeks and needs to reverse that trend. This week, Jones was eight positions ahead of his rival on the speed chart, and if he can maintain that gap, he will be one of the top values.
Aug 11 - 2:10 PM

Erik Jones finished 10th in the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International, which was his second straight top-10 finish.

This is the second time this year that Jones backed up one top-10 with another; he also doubled down at Daytona International Speedway and Kentucky Speedway, but was unable to earn a third consecutive top-10 after doing so.
Aug 6 - 7:27 PM

Erik Jones posted the fifth-fastest lap in the first practice session for the I Love New York 355k at Watkins Glen International with a speed of 124.467. That was .592 seconds slower than the leader Kyle Busch.

One doesn’t often think of rookies with primarily oval stock car experience when the series rolls onto the twisty tracks, but Jones also showed some promise at Sonoma Raceway this June. A mistake sent him to 25th, but he could be a surprisingly good value this week if he stays out of trouble.
Aug 5 - 11:12 AM

Erik Jones finished eighth in the Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway, which stopped a two-race skid in which he finished in the 30s.

Jones ran well at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the past two weeks, but bad luck took him out of contention. He showed what this team is capable of when they stay out of trouble.
Jul 30 - 7:46 PM

Erik Jones posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 185.854. mph.

In 22 starts, Jones does not yet have a pole. His best qualification effort came this May with a fifth in the Coke 600 and he has two more row-three efforts. One of those came last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Jul 22 - 12:12 PM

Erik Jones will drive the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starting in 2018, Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Tuesday.

Jones, 21, currently drives the No. 77 Toyota for Furniture Row Racing. He will take over for Matt Kenseth, 45, who has driven the No. 20 for JGR since 2013. According to a Joe Gibbs Racing statement, Kenseth will not be back with the organization following the 2017 season.-NASCAR.com
Jul 11 - 7:55 PM

For the first time in his career, Erik Jones scored back-to-back top-10s. He was ninth last week at Daytona International Speedway and finished sixth in the Coke Zero 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Jones also finished in the top 10 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the most recent race on this track type. He is becoming a consistently strong value, which increases his fantasy relevance.
Jul 8 - 11:28 PM

Erik Jones was Daytona International Speedway’s top rookie of the Coke Zero 400 with a ninth-place finish.

That is incredible considering that he and Denny Hamlin spun in the closing laps to set up overtime. He restarted 20th and surged over the course of two laps.
Jul 2 - 12:18 AM

Erik Jones crashed with an hour remaining in final practice and will have to go to a backup.

This is the first time Jones has been to Sonoma and road course racing is a unique skill. He will improve throughout the weekend, but he is not going to be a good fantasy value.
Jun 23 - 6:58 PM

Erik Jones posted a lap of 200.178 mph in round two of qualification for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway and will roll off the grid 14th.

That makes him the fastest freshman by about a mile-and-a-half over Daniel Suarez. This track is often kind to rookies, so Jones should be watched closely in Saturday’s practices.
Jun 16 - 5:03 PM

Erik Jones finished third in the Axalta Presents the Pocono 400 to score his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series top-five finish.

Jones had the leaders in sight and was hoping they would get side-by-side so he could catch their draft. When they did not, he had to hold off a battle with Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski to remain in contention. Jones could become one of the next first-time winners later this season.
Jun 11 - 6:55 PM

Kyle Busch and Erik Jones are used to going up against each other on the race track. They do it every week in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

On June 19, they’ll be in the same race again, this time on the short track of Berlin Raceway (Marne, MI) in the Money in the Bank 150, putting their win streaks on the line. In 2010, Busch won the first edition of the "Rowdy Race." It was a 251-lap race around Berlin that is now known as the Battle at Berlin 251. Busch then won that race again in 2011, and a third time in 2012. Busch hasn’t raced at Berlin since his last win there five years ago. In 2015, Jones won the Battle at Berlin 251. One year later he did it again, giving him two straight. Jones also has not run a race at Berlin since his last win there in June one year ago.
Source: Speed51
Jun 8 - 8:22 PM

Erik Jones posted the fastest single lap in Thursday’s practice session for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway when most drivers were working on qualification trim.

His top speed of 192.713 mph was .035 seconds faster than Jimmie Johnson. Charlotte is a great showcase for young talent and veterans alike.
May 25 - 3:30 PM

Erik Jones tried to make a three-wide pass in the grass attempt against Chase Elliott and Daniel Suarez with three laps remaining in the final segment of the Monster Open.

Jones had a much faster car down the frontstretch because Elliott and Suarez made contact on that lap. Jones did not crash, but he did significant damage to his splitter that took him out of contention.
May 20 - 7:07 PM