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.
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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.