Jones Comes Away With 4th Straight Top 10 Finish Saturday Night In Kentucky

SPARTA, KY – Erik Jones entered Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway with as much momentum as anyone could have asked for. He’s coming off of his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in dramatic fashion last weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. The big “MO” was on his side. We’ve seen this story before too. Once a driver finally breaks down the barriers of victory lane, the wins then come in bunches. Well, how about after going over a year without winning, he’d win two…

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How A Story About A Corvette Embodies Erik Jones’ Racing Career

If not for a Corvette, Erik Jones may not be celebrating in victory lane last Saturday night at the Daytona International Speedway. See, a lot of people may have only witnessed a 22 year old second year driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series making a final lap pass at one of NASCAR’s premiere tracks to win his first ever Cup Series race. But, the story gets deeper than that. If not for that old Corvette, Jones isn’t in victory lane. In fact, if not for that car, Jones…

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Now That Jones Earned 1st Cup Win, Victories May Start Coming In Bunches

We’ve seen this happen a bunch over the years in racing. It takes a driver a little while to finally get to victory lane but once he does find his way there, the wins keep coming. Whether it’s their first career victory or maybe one that’s taken a while to get back to, but once they taste the sweet savory meal of victory lane, the wins then start coming in bunches. I mean it took Clint Bowyer 190 races to get back to victory lane this past spring. Once he…

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Jones Leads 1 Lap But Wins Saturday Night’s Wild Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For the second race in as many Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points paying races at the Daytona International Speedway in 2018, the race winner led just one lap. In February, Austin Dillon led really just a 1/2 of a lap en route to a Daytona 500 victory. On Saturday night, Erik Jones got by his former Furniture Row Racing teammate of Martin Truex Jr. in Turn 2 on the final lap around the 2.5-mile track and won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 as a result. It…

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Jones Talks Upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend In Daytona

Normally, drivers strive to “keep it straight” at Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile high-banked high-speed tri-oval where control is essential.Wednesday was somewhat different for Erik Jones. Control was a relative term. Jones, one of the bright young stars for both Joe Gibbs Racing and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, spent the morning on the edge, free-wheeling several tire-squealing Toyotas on the “Toyota Thrill Ride” outside the speedway’s frontstretch. Speedway President Chip Wile and area media members went along for the rides, during an event promoting the July 7, 60th annual Coke…

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Homestate Favorites Keselowski and Jones Eyeing Michigan Win

The two Michigan natives in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field for this weekend’s race at the Michigan International Speedway have very good odds of winning on Sunday. Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski has always wanted to win on the D-Shaped 2-mile oval, but his No. 2 Ford has never tasted victory at his hometrack. Keselowski, finished a disappointing 16th and 17th respectively in the two races at MIS a year ago, but in the 11 races prior, he never finished outside the top 13. In fact, he has…

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Joe Gibbs Racing The Favorites This Weekend at Richmond

Joe Gibbs Racing has a combined two victories in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. It’s a similar start this year to what it was last year for them. They’re strong, but not strong enough to win on a regular basis yet. But, that could change this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. The top three drivers in the driver rankings on the .75-mile Virginia track are all JGR drivers.   Denny Hamlin has a 9.57 average finishing position and has five straight top six finishes and 11 top…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Bristol

If mother nature cooperates, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway on Sunday should be a thriller. Several drivers enter Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) are threats to win. But, who will emerge victorious? Try these 10.

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Jones/Suarez Sleepers To Win Sunday in Bristol

Erik Jones narrowly missed out of winning his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. He led a handful of laps and brought his No. 20 Toyota home fourth. Now, he has an even better shot at victory for Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones, has been fantastic on the “worlds fastest half mile.” He finished second there last August after starting on the pole and leading 260 of the 500 Laps. In…

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5 Favorite, 5 Early Sleepers and 5 Don’t Touch Drivers For This Weekend in Martinsville

March Madness is still thriving as the term “favorites” and “sleepers” are stealing the headlines. Well, NASCAR can play to that role too. This weekend at the Martinsville Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will try to head into the off week with as much momentum as they possibly can. But, after tons of research, it’s looking like we have some clear cut favorites and sleepers to keep an eye out on for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). There’s also some drivers to stay clear…

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