For 2nd Straight Year Erik Jones Wins XFINITY Seies Race at Bristol

Erik Jones is a man on a mission in NASCAR XFINITY Series action. He won the race last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway as well as the race last spring at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, he went two straight in each. Jones, took the lead with 20 laps remaining in the rain-interrupted Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 and held on in the XFINITY Series win at the .533-mile Tennessee oval. 

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Erik Jones Quietly Making Himself a Contender at Bristol This Weekend

Typically, rookies don’t fare well at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. It’s a daunting place that chews up and spits out the best of the drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But, after all three practice sessions so far this weekend at the high banked .533-mile Tennessee short track, a rookie is shining. Erik Jones was fastest in the lone practice session of the day on Friday afternoon, then he backed that up with even more speed and was second fastest in the first of two practice sessions…

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Toyota’s Have Been Strong This Weekend at Bristol

It hasn’t been the year so far that Toyota’s have wanted. In Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action, they’d won just one race thus far and that’s when Martin Truex Jr. dominated at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Outside of that race, and Kyle Busch leading a ton of laps at Phoenix a week later, Toyota’s have struggled to run up front. Really, outside of those two drivers, the four other Toyota drivers among the Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing camps have struggled in 2017.

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Erik Jones/Toyota’s Lead Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice at Bristol

Rain washed out the morning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at the Bristol Motor Speedway, but with rain coming back later on today, NASCAR decided to cancel qualifying this evening and replace it with a practice session instead. Luckily, with rain threatening the area, they were still able to get the full 55-minute session in. Rookie Erik Jones topped the speed charts with a speed of 127.843 mph in his No. 77 Toyota. Jones, has typically been good at Bristol over his brief NASCAR career, so him being…

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Justin Allgaier Leads XFINITY Series Practice on Friday in Bristol

Due to a morning rain shower and lingering rain forcasted for later today, NASCAR gave the XFINITY Series teams just 55-minutes of practice this weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Luckily, that session was able to be run to completion without mother nature interfering. In that pratice, Dash 4 Cash contender Justin Allgaier topped the speed charts with a lap around the 1/2-mile Tennessee oval at 124.420 mph in his No. 7 Chevrolet. Allgaier, won the Dash 4 Cash by virtue of his victory at Phoenix back in March, and…

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Erik Jones Dominates XFINITY Series Race in Texas

What a difference a pit stop makes? Even better, what a difference it made in the end of the race? Erik Jones gained two seconds over Ryan Blaney on his final trip to pit road, and that was all the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota needed for a convincing victory in Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. In winning for the second time at Texas, the first time this season and the seventh time in his career, Jones led…

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Youngsters Erik Jones, Chase Elliott Lead Cup Practices on Saturday in Fontana

Fontana, Calif – Chase Elliott posted the fastest lap in Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, but a scrape with the outside retaining wall early in the session left his Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet team with work to do. Elliott posted his best speed at 187.480 mph before making contact with the wall just 10 minutes into the final session. He cited a parts failure on the left-front corner of the car that his crew was investigating ahead of Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX,…

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