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Erik Jones

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-20
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/30/1996

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Erik Jones finished seventh in the Toyota/SaveMart 350k Sonoma Raceway after starting deep in the field in 20th.
Jones has improved in all three road course races and now has back-to-back top-10s on the track type. Jones had to battle back from early contact with Michael McDowell and use some pit strategy, but that is part of success on road courses. Jun 24 - 6:29 PM

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Erik Jones sustained damage in the opening laps of the SaveMart 350k at Sonoma Raceway while racing Michael McDowell for 22nd.

Jones damage is significant, but should not impact his handling very much since it is on the passenger side door. Hang onto him if he is on your roster.
Jun 24 - 3:22 PM

Joey Logano clipped Erik Jones on the restart, sending Jones around and into the inside wall on the front stretch. The accordion effect caused Logano and Jones to both jump to the bottom to try to maintain speed as William Bryon and Ryan Newman slowed in front of them.

Joey Logano claimed the blame for the collision. Both drivers will restart in an attempt to finish the race.
Jun 3 - 5:01 PM

Erik Jones will have to come from 25th in the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday after posting a lap of 172.808 mph.

Jones was one of the last drivers to get bumped and thought he was safely in the show despite fighting a loose condition. In three attempts, this is his worst start. Last June he qualified 15th before finishing third.
Jun 1 - 4:40 PM

Erik Jones posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a lap of 187.045 mph. He also had the quickest 10-lap average.

This race has been kind to Young Guns, so it is not out of the question that Jones would have a shot at victory. Kyle Larson (186.664 mph) and Ryan Blaney (186.104) were next on the list, so look for fresh faces in the lead pack.
May 26 - 12:20 PM

Erik Jones has finished 11th or better in his last five races on similarly configured, 1.5-mile tracks.

In the past five races on this track type, Jones’ best finish was a fifth at Texas and that is his only top-five. He remains a good value, however, because of an average finish of 8.0. If Jones fits a comfortable niche on your roster, take him with confidence.
May 23 - 11:45 AM

Erik Jones earned his first top-10 in the last five races with a seventh in the KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Young Guns can be hard to handicap and that includes the sophomore drivers along with freshmen. Jones has a lot of potential, but until he strings top-10s together, it is difficult to take a risk on him.
May 13 - 12:46 AM

Erik Jones enters the weekend with a four-race streak of results 11th or better on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.

The last time NASCAR was at Kansas Speedway, Jones qualified sixth – but he crashed on lap 197 of 267 and finished 35th. In some way, that seems to have galvanized the young driver and he has challenged for top-10s ever since. This spring, he finished fourth at Texas in the O'Reilly 500.
May 10 - 9:17 AM

Erik Jones swept across the nose of Jamie McMurray and triggered a five-car pileup in segment one of the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway

Jones and McMurray collected Martin Truex Jr., Trevor Bayne, and Kyle Larson. Remove these drivers from your NASCAR Fantasy Live roster. For Jones, this is his fourth involvement in an accident in five plate starts.
Apr 29 - 3:42 PM

In two starts at Talladega, Erik Jones failed to complete the distance and retired with crash damage both times.

Jones made it to lap 168 of the scheduled 188 laps in last year’s Geico 500. He retired in 33rd after getting swept into an accident. Jones crashed early (lap 26) in the Alabama 500 and was 36th.
Apr 27 - 6:27 PM

As Erik Jones’ continues to hunt his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, the circuits three short tracks gives the young driver the opportunity to earn it.

Jones finished sixth in last year’s fall race at Richmond Raceway improving on his 38th-place finish in his debut when he cut a tire and was out of the race on lap six. Before last year’s early exit, Jones topped second practice and qualified 20th. By the time the fall race at Richmond and the regular season finale came around Jones was the talk of the town as fans and fantasy owners anxiously awaited his first win. A month earlier Jones dominated at the Bristol Motor Speedway night race before being out raced by Kyle Busch with 55 laps to go.
Apr 19 - 3:57 PM

Erik Jones posted the quickest 10-lap average in practice two for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a 127.292 mph early in his run.

Last fall, Jones challenged Kyle Busch for the win, but lost out to the veteran close to the end. With long run speed, he has an opportunity to repeat that performance. He starts 13th and should be able to make up significant place-differential points.
Apr 14 - 9:54 AM

Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones tied for the fastest speed in the first practice for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway at 129.877 m.p.h.

Jones put up his speed in the final moments of practice. Blaney’s was recorded much earlier, so Jones gets a slight nod. Both drivers are dark horses to win the pole this week.
Apr 13 - 12:59 PM

Erik Jones finished fourth in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, which was his best finish of 2018.

Jones has been getting progressively better all season in races that were not on a wild card track. He finished seventh at Auto Club Speedway for his previous best. Jones led a sizeable portion of the O'Reilly 500 and is getting closer to scoring his first win.
Apr 8 - 6:24 PM

Entering the STP 500, Erik Jones has a top-10 streak of at least three races for the second time in his career.

The last time he backed up more than two top-10s, Jones went on a streak of six consecutive that included a career-best second on another short track: Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones is recommended in most games.
Mar 25 - 11:49 AM