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Erik Jones

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-20
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/30/1996

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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

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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

For the third straight week, Erik Jones earned a top-10 finish in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Jones finished eighth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and ninth at Ingenuity Sun Media Raceway (Phoenix). That means this is the third different track type on which he finished that well and it signals Fantasy NASCAR players to make him a place and hold driver on unrestricted, intermediate speedways.
Mar 18 - 7:18 PM

Erik Jones finished ninth in the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway, right on the heels of his teammate and fellow sophomore Daniel Suarez.

That gave the team a perfect sweep of the top-10 and confirms the strength of the second-year drivers on this track type. As with Suarez, continue to value them highly at Richmond, New Hampshire, and Martinsville—which is next on the schedule in a couple of weeks.
Mar 11 - 8:16 PM

Erik Jones complained of brake trouble immediately after the beginning of stage two of the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

Speculation is that there is not enough air going into the ducts and this should be a fixable problem, but if the brake overheat before they can make the repair, a catastrophic consequence could occur. You may wish to remove him before the NASCAR Fantasy Live game locks at the end of this stage.
Mar 11 - 4:46 PM

Erik Jones finished eighth in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after starting ninth.

Last year’s Rookie of the Year was occasionally great on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, but he did not make a lot of noise last week in Atlanta Motor Speedway despite an 11th-place finish. This week’s minor improvement is a step in the right direction and it is going to make him a driver to watch at Auto Club Speedway in two weeks and at Texas Motor Speedway two weeks after that. His top-10 was also important because it represented a reversal of fortune for Joe Gibbs Racing after a questionable pair of practices on Saturday.
Mar 4 - 7:25 PM

Erik Jones was the fastest of the Joe Gibbs guys in Saturday morning’s practice for the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 184.697 mph.

Kyle Busch was 21st, Denny Hamlin 22nd, and Daniel Suarez landed 31st on the chart. This is not the performance we expected from this organization, so it calls into question what is happening with them. Do not make any decisions until Happy Hour.
Mar 3 - 1:31 PM

Erik Jones has earned six top-15s in 11 attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, including an 11th last week in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

That was an improvement over his 2017 debut at Atlanta when he finished 14th. The next week, he scored another top-15 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, so there is every reason to be hopeful that he will score in the low-teens once more in the Pennzoil 400.
Mar 2 - 11:12 AM

Erik Jones has earned three top-10s and finished outside the top 30 three times in 12 starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.

That makes Jones and all or nothing proposition this week on the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. He should not be used in games where he is among the most expensive options, but if he fits the final slot of your roster, he can easily get slotted in.
Feb 21 - 6:00 PM

Erik Jones was forced to check up for a wiggly Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the end of the first stage of the Daytona 500 and when he did, he was run into from behind by Jimmie Johnson.

Stenhouse was sent up the track by Ryan Blaney and did a great job of saving his car. Jones was forced to slow for him, however, and that triggered a Big One crash that collected six cars including Jones and Johnson. Daniel Suarez, William Byron, Kyle Larson, and Ty Dillon were also involved.
Feb 18 - 4:13 PM

Chase Elliott packed air underneath the Toyota of Erik Jones and sent the Joe Gibbs Racer around.

The aerodynamic push was identical to what Ricky Stenhouse Jr. did to both David Gilliland and William Byron, but this time the incident was caused in part by Elliott trying to back off the Young Gun. When he hovered on the left bumper, the air eventually got packed and sent the No. 20 spinning. Jones does not appear to have sustained major damage.
Feb 15 - 9:16 PM

Erik Jones crashed out of three of four restrictor-plate, superspeedway races in 2017, which limited his value in all Fantasy NASCAR games.

Jones is capable of scoring top-10s on this track type if he stays out of trouble. He proved as much in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona with a ninth-place finish after starting 17th. The problem is that no one can predict when a driver is going to stay out of trouble on wild card tracks.
Feb 15 - 5:20 PM