Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams, three NASCAR Xfinity Series teams and a driver development program.
Its 2018 driver lineup will consist of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Daniel Suárez, and Erik Jones in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile Christopher Bell and Brandon Jones will each run fulltime in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, joining Kyle Busch, Daniel Suárez, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Preece, and Kyle Benjamin, all of whom will run partial schedules. In addition, Riley Herbst and Ty Gibbs are currently in JGR’s driver development program.
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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 short career. During his debut season in the Cup Series in 2017, 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 DEWALT Toyota Camry. Joining Jones at JGR will be crew chief Chris Gayle who called the shots for Jones during his rookie season.
Birthdate: May 30, 1996
Hometown: Byron, Michigan
Favorite Sports Team: Detroit Lions, University of Michigan Football
Hobbies: Scuba Diving and Golf
JOE GIBBS RACING NO. 20 DEWALT TOYOTA CAMRY
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENSC) Rookie of the Year
NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Champion and Rookie of the Year
- 2015 NCWTS Rookie of the Year
- First Driver to Win Sunoco Rookie of the Year in all Three Series
- Youngest NCWTS Champion (19 Years, 5 Months, 21 Days)
- Best MENCS Finish: Bristol Motor Speedway - August 19, 2017 - Won Pole and led 260 laps before finishing second to Kyle Busch.
- First NXS Win: Texas Motor Speedway - April 10, 2015 - Won Pole and led 79 laps.
- First NCWTS Win: Phoenix International Raceway - November 8, 2013 - Started second and led 84 laps.
- Youngest Driver to Complete Triple Duty in a race weekend – Texas Motor Speedway, November 6-8, 2015
- NCWTS: Started 5th and Finished 1st
- NXS: Started 3rd and Finished 4th
- MENCS: Started 6th and Finished 12th
- Won the prestigious Snowball Derby in 2012 and in 2013 became the first back-to-back winner of the event