Erik Jones
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Erik Jones

1996-05-30 (age 25)


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Erik Jones entered first year with RPM "a little bit blind"

Erik Jones knew there would be an adjustment period with his offseason move to Richard Petty Motorsports but COVID-19 protocols have made it more difficult.

Erik Jones feels 're-invigorated' preparing for 2021 with RPM

Erik Jones wasn’t looking for a new beginning but that’s what he’ll have with his NASCAR Cup Series career in 2021.

Two Cup Series playoff drivers to start from rear at Bristol

Three of Joe Gibbs Racing's four NASCAR Cup Series drivers - including two in the playoffs - will start from the rear in Saturday night's race at Bristol.

Video: Newman says Reddick 'just ran out of talent' in late wreck

Tyler Reddick was the at the center of controversy Saturday night after an aggressive move to take the race lead ending in carnage.

Erik Jones has "a lot of unfinished business" in NASCAR

Erik Jones is in an unfamiliar position these days trying to nail down a ride with a new NASCAR Cup Series team.

The race to make the Cup playoffs is going down to the wire

Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski seem to be involved in many battles for the win of late in NASCAR, but there’s another battle going down to the wire – the race to make the 16-driver Cup Series playoff field.

Erik Jones will not return to Joe Gibbs Racing Cup team in 2021

Erik Jones’ tenure with Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series will come to an end after the 2020 season.

Erik Jones wants to "take some more risks" as playoffs near

Erik Jones is walking a fine line trying to race his way into the NASCAR playoffs while also attempting to secure his NASCAR future beyond this season.

Erik Jones has 'no intention' of leaving Joe Gibbs Racing

Erik Jones finds himself in a familiar position this season – needing a contract extension before the end of the year to remain with Joe Gibbs Racing.

Erik Jones wins crash-filled Busch Clash with push from Hamlin

Erik Jones got some help from the damaged car of his teammate to win the Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway.

Erik Jones sees 'big aero change' in NASCAR's Next Gen car

Much work remains on NASCAR’s Next Generation car but following his first test in the car, Erik Jones can already see significant changes.

Erik Jones disqualified from Cup race at Richmond

Erik Jones’ solid run back into playoff contention was wiped out late Saturday night when his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota failed post-race inspection.

Erik Jones will need 'no mistakes' to rebound at Richmond

Erik Jones had a fast car in the spring race at Richmond, but this time he’ll need a fast car with a strong finish.

Bowyer, Busch and Jones face NASCAR playoff elimination

One race into the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and some drivers have already found themselves in danger of elimination.

Winning at Cup level "biggest challenge" of Erik Jones' life

Erik Jones didn’t need additional motivation to win but watching your three teammates rack up victories over the course of a season didn’t sit well with him.

Erik Jones out-duels Kyle Busch for Southern 500 victory

Erik Jones out-dueled veteran Kyle Busch in the final laps to win the rain-delayed Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

Erik Jones: Return to JGR in 2020 is 'now all but done'

His deal is not yet official, but Erik Jones – as he has maintained all season – said Thursday he expects to remain with Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota team next season.

Erik Jones leads final Cup practice; Suarez tags wall

Michigan native Erik Jones ended up fastest in Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session.

Erik Jones: We're 'carving our way back' into playoff contention

Erik Jones’ new deal with Joe Gibbs Racing may not be done but he is certainly doing all he can to cement a place in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.

Erik Jones: "It's a bummer" to come so close to another win

Late cautions end strategy for Erik Jones and his team to stretch fuel and score his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the year.

Erik Jones leads final Cup practice at Pocono

Erik Jones topped Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Pocono Raceway.

Erik Jones tops second Cup practice; Byron and Larson wreck

Erik Jones led the way in Saturday’s first NASCAR Cup practice which saw another two drivers wreck and head to backup cars.

Third at Kentucky puts Erik Jones back into playoff contention

Erik Jones didn’t come away with a win at Kentucky but he got the next best thing – he’s back in contention for a playoff spot.

Erik Jones: “We had some luck today” to finish third at Pocono

Erik Jones rebounded from a 40th-place finish last weekend at Charlotte to finish third Sunday at Pocono Raceway, tying for his best finish of the season.

Bowyer angry with Jones block: "I should have just wrecked him"

Clint Bowyer was not happy following Saturday night's 400-miler at Kansas Speedway, despite a top-five result.

Erik Jones: New contract with JGR not on "forefront of my plate"

Erik Jones expects to sign a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing and isn’t concerned with others who may think otherwise.

Erik Jones tops Saturday's first Cup Series practice at Bristol

Erik Jones continues on pace for a strong performance in this weekend’s Cup race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Erik Jones' day of "never giving up" nets third at Daytona

By the looks of his car, it appeared Erik Jones had finished a race at Martinsville more so than Daytona.

Erik Jones tops Kyle Busch in Friday's Cup practice at Phoenix

Erik Jones led the way in Friday’s only NASCAR Cup Series practice session at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.

NASCAR drops the hammer on more teams after Texas

In addition to Kevin Harvick’s major penalty, Ryan Blaney’s and Erik Jones’ cars also failed inspection and were given penalties on Wednesday.

New NASCAR aero rules bring speed and need to be "mentally tough"

There appeared to be one distinctive difference with the testing of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series aero package Tuesday and perhaps the emergence of another.

NASCAR Roundtable: The Roval's impact on the playoffs

Who will advance past the first round of the playoffs as NASCAR heads to the ultimate wildcard race at the Charlotte Roval.

Which playoff drivers are in danger of being eliminated at the Roval?

At the inaugural running of the Charlotte Roval, the field of 16 playoff drivers will be trimmed down to 12. So which four are on the outside looking in entering the final race of Round 1?

Kevin Harvick calls out "piece of crap tires" after Las Vegas crash

Kevin Harvick's 2018 playoffs are off to a rocky start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Pole-winner Erik Jones fastest in final Cup practice at Las Vegas

Erik Jones heads into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff opener on Sunday as the pole winner and fastest in final practice.

Erik Jones wins pole for playoff opener at Las Vegas

Erik Jones says he may have been flying under the radar this season but not now.

Analysis: Where the contenders stand entering NASCAR's playoffs

Kenny Bruce takes an in-depth look at the 16 drivers who will battle for the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series championship.

Erik Jones fastest in Saturday's abbreviated first Cup practice

Michigan native Erik Jones led the way in Saturday morning’s abbreviated practice session at Michigan International Speedway.

Eye in the Sky: Veteran Rick Carelli helps Erik Jones grab 1st Cup win

Throughout the 2018 season will spotlight the winning spotter from various Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series races.

Fresh off first Cup win, Erik Jones tops final practice at Kentucky

Momentum helps and Erik Jones showed the benefits in Friday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice.

NASCAR Roundtable: Stenhouse's Daytona drama and the yellow line rule

On this week's edition of the NASCAR Roundtable, our team takes a look back on a wild weekend of racing from Daytona International Speedway.

Will Erik Jones' breakthrough win lead to more success this year?

Erik Jones scored his first win Saturday night in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway and the 22-year-old might have a few more visits to victory lane before the 2018 season is in the books.

Erik Jones emerges from wild Daytona race to earn first Cup win

A crazy race at Daytona International Speedway produced an unexpected and first-time winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Erik Jones fastest in final NASCAR Cup practice before Coke 600

Erik Jones led the way in the final practice before Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR takes six Cup cars to wind tunnel for aero testing

For this first time this season, NASCAR is taking cars from each manufacturer to the wind tunnel for aerodynamic testing.

Erik Jones looking for the "next leap" in performance in Cup series

Erik Jones is looking for some Texas-sized improvement this weekend.

Roundtable: Can Jimmie Johnson end his winless streak at Texas?

After an off-weekend following Clint Bowyer's triumph at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR returns this weekend for another intermediate track in Texas Motor Speedway.

JGR aims to continue Daytona success after strong qualifying effort

If there’s any indication of an even playing field in NASCAR qualifying for the Daytona 500 was a perfect example.

Roundtable: Will Chase Elliott take a third straight Daytona 500 pole?

The NASCAR team predicts who they think will win the pole for the 2018 Daytona 500 and who has the capability to be the next 'Breakout' star for NASCAR this year.

NASCAR tracks continue to raise the bar

When the Charlotte Media Tour ended last week, NASCAR brought the caravan west to Scottsdale, Arizona, to promote the sport's three-race West Coast Swing.

Memories of his father drive Erik Jones to racing excellence

Erik Jones cherishes the memories of riding in his dad’s restored Corvettes listening to classic rock.

Kurt Busch: Some drivers getting a "free pass to become a superstar"

In a radio interview Thursday, veteran Kurt Busch said he believed NASCAR was giving younger drivers such as Chase Elliott, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Erik Jones “a free pass” to become a superstar.

NASCAR Roundtable - Offseason rumblings

Our NASCAR team takes a look at the offseason ahead and what we can expect to see when 2018 comes around.

Erik Jones has high hopes for first Cup season with JGR

Erik Jones is the first NASCAR driver to win the freshman trifecta—each step in his progress through the Trucks, Xfinity and Monster Energy Cup Series has included Rookie of the Year honors.

Erik Jones claims rookie of the year honors in NASCAR Cup Series

It was one and done for Furniture Row Racing’s No. 77 team but it was a season to remember.

Who does Kyle Busch see as the most talented up-and-comer?

Kyle Busch has mentored more than a handful of the most talented drivers coming through the NASCAR ranks.

Roundtable: Predicting the final four for Cup, Xfinity and Trucks

Our team of experts debate some of the biggest topics in NASCAR this week.

Erik Jones completes Texas sweep in NASCAR Xfinity Series

Erik Jones swept the Texas Motor Speedway Xfinity Series races in 2017.

Bell scores first Xfinity victory, angers teammate with winning move

Christopher Bell won the lottery on Saturday — the Kansas Lottery 300.