Erik Jones Making His Final Start at Daytona with Joe Gibbs Racing

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Heading in to the final regular season race, Erik Jones will make his eighth-career start at Daytona International Speedway. Home of his first-career NASCAR Cup Series win in 2018, Jones added an additional win at the track earlier this season when he won the Busch Clash. In addition to his Cup Series starts at the track, Jones has six Xfinity Series starts at the track with a best finish of eighth in the July 2015 event. In his lone Truck Series start at the track, Jones finished second

·        JGR AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 143 total starts at Daytona International Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned eight wins, 33 top-five finishes, 45 top-10 finishes and four pole starting positions. The team has led 1,767 laps, completed 22,854 of 25,446 attempted laps (89.8%) and earned an average start of 15.6 and an average finish of 19.9. Denny Hamlin leads the team with three Daytona 500 victories followed by Tony Stewart with two wins at the track and Dale Jarrett, Kyle Busch and Jones with one win each at the historic track.

·        STARTING LINE UP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team will start Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway from the 20th position.  

·        THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For this weekend’s race at Daytona International Speedway, the No. 20 Toyota Camry will carry Auto-Owners Insurance. Established in 1916, Auto-Owners Insurance Group is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan. Recognized for exceptional financial strength and stability, it is among the nation’s largest insurers and writes more than five million policies annually. The company is represented by 48,000 licensed agents in 26 states and offers multiple lines of insurance including life, home, auto and business. The special Simple Human Sense scheme will appear on the No. 20 Toyota Camry for this weekend’s race at Daytona International Speedway and again at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

·        POINTS UPDATE: Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team remain 18th on the Playoff grid following the races at Dover International Speedway. 

·        DOVER DOUBLEHEADER RECAP:  For the final Cup Series doubleheader weekend of the season, teams unloaded at Dover International Speedway for two 311-mile races. For the race on Saturday, Jones started the race from the 13th position and had a solid day with a 12th-place finish. With the top-20 finishers in Saturday’s race inverted for Sunday’s race, the No. 20 Toyota team started Sunday’s race from the ninth position. Struggling with the handling of the No. 20 Camry, Jones slipped to outside the top 20 and fell off the lead lap. Unable to get back on the lead lap and make his way back in to the top 10, Jones earned a 22nd-place finish. 

·        RACE INFO: The Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2020. Coverage of the race will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Daytona International Speedway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
712302121.018.4

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
2505803417.416.9

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
13622957261614..016.1

From the Driver’s Seat: 

Erik Jones: “Being 50 points out, we’re going to have to race all day and hope to not get caught up in anything. We can technically race our way in on points, but that will take a lot of problems for other guys. Our mentality is we have to win to advance to the Playoffs. Sometimes you can’t prevent getting caught up in a wreck, but I hope we are there at the end to challenge for it. We’ve won this race before and I think I know how to win on superspeedways. We had a good shot to win at Talladega early this year. Hopefully we get to the end of the race and have ourselves a shot to win it.”  

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