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January 15th, 2019 |

Special Erik Jones Ticket Package on sale now

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BROOKLYN, Mich. (Jan. 15, 2019) — Michigan native Erik Jones is coming to the Irish Hills in 2019 and you have an opportunity to meet him before the Consumers Energy 400 on Aug. 11. Jones and Michigan International Speedway partnered to create a special ticket package for the hometown driver.

The Erik Jones Ticket Package includes a grandstand ticket to the Consumers Energy 400 and a Pit/Paddock and Driver Introduction Pass. And on Sunday morning, Jones will host a special question and answer session for fans who bought this package. Fans can get this ticket package starting at $76 for adults and only $38 for children.

“I am excited to work with my hometown track to create a special ticket package for the fans,” Jones said. “I always look forward to racing in front of family and friends twice a year in the state I started my racing career.”

The Byron, MI native started racing at the short tracks around the state and is now a rising star in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. NASCAR’s Most Entertaining Track is excited to create the Erik Jones Ticket Package to salute its hometown driver.

“We are proud to work with Erik to create a special ticket package for his fans to cheer him on in the Consumers Energy 400,” track president Rick Brenner said. “Erik got his start on all the local short tracks in the area and it is fun to see him come back to race in NASCAR’s top series in front of so many family members and friends.”

Tickets and campsites for two great weekends of racing at Michigan International Speedway are on sale. Don’t miss your chance to purchase tickets and reserve a campsite for all the non-stop racing action and the week-long entertainment at NASCAR’s Most Entertaining Track in 2019.

It has never been easier to purchase tickets and reserve a campsite at Michigan International Speedway in 2019. Fans can visit or call 888-905-7223 to get the best deals. Grandstand tickets start at $39 and week-long camping starts at $135.

Michigan International Speedway will continue to be a premier racing facility in 2019 when it hosts a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. NASCAR’s most entertaining track will host the Monster Energy Series on June 9 and Aug. 11.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 is on June 9. The series will return on Aug. 11 for the Consumers Energy 400.

The XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 is June 8 while the Gander Outdoors Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200 is scheduled for Aug. 10.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will feature a new aerodynamic racing package in 2019 to bolster the competition. It will be similar to what was used in the 2018 All-Star race. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200 will serve as the cutoff race for the regular season. Drivers will have one final opportunity to make the playoffs in the truck series, adding even more intensity and intrigue to the already thrilling race at MIS.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is NASCAR’s fastest racetrack. It has been the love of NASCAR racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike for 50 years.

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November 19th, 2018 |

Erik Jones and the No. 20 DEWALT Team Finish 27th in Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Box Score Info:

RACE: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – Ford EcoBoost 400
TRACK: Homestead-Miami Speedway
DRIVER: Erik Jones
CAR: No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry
START: 7th
FINISH: 27th
LAPS: 264/267

Post-Race Highlights:

For the final race of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, teams headed to south Florida to Homestead-Miami Speedway where Erik Jones and the No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry team scored the seventh starting position. Poised for a strong run, Jones had misfortunes mid-race and finished in the 27th position, three laps down to the leaders.

Rolling off the starting grid from the seventh position, Jones maintained his position in the top 10 throughout a long green-flag run and a round of green-flag pit stops before the caution waved on lap 80 to end stage one. Jones reported to the team that the DEWALT Camry fired off tight, but after 10 to 15 laps, the handling came around and was better throughout the run. The team opted to bring Jones to pit road for four tires and fuel. The race restarted with stage two on lap 86 with Jones in the sixth position.

Reporting to crew chief Chris Gayle and the team that he was really tight during the run, Jones fell to the last car on the lead lap before contact with the outside wall caused a tire to go down on the No. 20 Camry and brought out the caution on lap 139. Jones pitted for four tires, fuel and to assess the damage. The team made a second stop to repair the damage and restarted the race from 18th on lap 144 from the rear of the field for pitting when pit road was closed. The caution waved on lap 160 to end the stage with Jones in 18th. Still reporting a tight-handling Camry, Jones pitted for four tires, fuel and a round of adjustments to help improve the handling. The team also worked on the damage to the car to try to keep debris and too many fumes from getting inside the car. The race restarted for the final stage on lap 166 with Jones in 18th.

With the handling improving and running fast lap times, Jones was able to make his way to 10th before the caution waved on lap 193. Pretty happy with the handling of the DEWALT Camry, Jones pitted for four tires, fuel and an adjustment to keep up with the changes to the car. The race resumed on lap 199 with Jones scored 11th.

Unfortunately, while working his way towards the front, Jones had another tire go down and was forced to pit road under green-flag conditions for four tires and fuel. The unscheduled stop dropped the team to 24th, two laps down to the leaders. Unable to gain the laps back, Jones finished the race in the 27th position, three laps down.

Joey Logano won the race followed by Martin Truex, Jr., Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski.

With his win, Logano captured the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.

Jones finished the 2018 season with one win, nine top-five finishes, 18 top-10 finishes, one pole starting position and 99 laps led.

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July 7th, 2018 |

Erik Jones wins at Daytona in overtime for first career victory

Erik Jones won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway in a second overtime attempt, claiming his first Cup Series win.

Jones, 22, beat Martin Truex Jr, AJ Allmendinger, Kasey Kahne and Chris Buescher in a two-lap shootout.

The win comes in the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s 57th career start.

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April 14th, 2018 |

Erik Jones’ continued growth signals first win is getting closer

BRISTOL, Tenn. — No. 20 crew chief Chris Gayle prompted an important conversation with his driver Erik Jones during the offseason.

They talked face-to-face, putting everything from 2017 on the table — and it was good, he said.

“We sat down in the offseason and had a real good talk about what the deficiencies were between he, me,” Gayle told on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. “We both kind of laid it all on the line, here’s where we both need to get better. And I think we’re doing that so far, so if we can just continue down that path we’ll be OK.

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April 13th, 2018 |

Kyle Busch interrupts Erik Jones’ press conference with a ‘call’

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch was one of Erik Jones’ biggest mentors as he came up through the racing ranks in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Now that the two drivers are Joe Gibbs Racing teammates in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, that mentor-student relationship has changed a bit.

“I’d like to think it’s still there, but he doesn’t use me as much anymore,” Busch said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway with a grin. “I don’t know if he thinks he knows everything or just doesn’t trust me.

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Pretty cool @fairwaypacking visit thanks guys for showing us how it’s done!

Felt like a true @DetroitRedWings player doing media in the locker room, except we talked @MISpeedway instead. I’m ready for tonight’s game

Happy to have @NASCAR’s @erik_jones at today’s morning skate. #LGRW

Just now getting back online and reading all the tributes about JD. He was such a special guy and touched so many lives. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities he gave me, but mostly just grateful for having the opportunity to have known him. Rest in peace JD.