Erik Jones, driver of the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Jones made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2015 at Kansas Speedway filling in for the injured Kyle Busch. He finished fourth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings with four victories and earned Rookie of the Year.
In 2015, Jones became the youngest NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion at the age of 19, while also collecting Rookie of the Year honors. He finished the season with three wins, five poles, 11 top-five finishes and 20 top-10 finishes.
The 22-year-old Jones is entering his third full season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driving the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2018, Jones finished 15th in the championship standings with nine top fives and 18 top-10 finishes.
In the weeks leading up to the prestigious season-opening DAYTONA 500 Sunday, Feb. 17, the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one being Erik Jones, will be visiting cities throughout the United States to promote “The Great American Race” with the Road to the DAYTONA 500 Tour.
This will also include a trip to Jacksonville, Fl.
Jones met Rear Admiral Sean S. Buck, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet, and distinguished Sailors at Naval Station Mayport. This all happened today at 12:15pm.
Hear all about that and how Erik Jones is preparing for the DAYTONA 500 with his chat with me at 6pm TODAY, Thursday, February 6th at 6pm on 99.5 QYK. Don’t miss it!
The DAYTONA 500 is a must-attend event. You have to be here, live and in-person, at Daytona International Speedway to experience the pageantry and excitement of “The Great American Race.”
A DAYTONA 500 win can be a career-making win. It is the “green jacket” of motorsports. The biggest names in racing have had their name etched on the Harley J. Earl Perpetual Trophy, forever to be known as a DAYTONA 500 champion. The best of the best have won the DAYTONA 500 and many more yearn to do so.
Every February, thousands of fans from all 50 states and nearly 40 countries attend the “The Great American Race” and millions more watch live around the globe as one driver becomes forever known as a DAYTONA 500 champion.
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