Erik Jones

Racing
Driver
Byron, Michigan
May 30, 1996

Entering his second full season of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) competition, Erik Jones has his eyes set on continuing to build on the success from his freshman season and continue leaving his name in the history books. The Byron, Michigan native has accomplished many milestones in his 21 years.

Erik Jones

Life's Moments & Inspirations

My greatest achievement has been... Eating the world’s hottest chip! And winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship and being the only driver to claim Rookie of the Year in all three series.
My biggest inspiration is... My dad.
My next ambition is... To win my first Cup race.
My people describe me as... Loyal and driven.
How I relax is... Hanging out with my dog, Oscar.
My advice to the young athletes starting out is... Never give up. You never know when your next opportunity will come up and be there for you.
The Stanley Black & Decker purpose is "for those who make the world" what is your purpose? My purpose right now is to be the best race car driver, son, friend, teammate, and so on. But my end purpose – I’m still figuring that one out.

Last season in his debut season in the Cup Series, Jones earned Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors becoming the first driver to win the honor in all three of NASCAR top series (MENCS – 2017, NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) – 2016, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) – 2015). Jones also made his mark in the history books when he won the 2015 NCWTS Championship becoming the youngest champion in the series at the age of 19 years, 5 months and 21 days.

For his sophomore season in the Cup Series, Jones returns to Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) taking over the driver’s seat of the No. 20 Toyota Camry. Joining Jones at JGR will be crew chief Chris Gayle who called the shots for Jones during his rookie season.