RACE: NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series
TRACK: Kansas Speedway
DRIVER: Erik Jones
CAR: No. 77 5-Hour ENERGY Camry
MENCS - All-Star Race @ 8:00pm ET - FS1
Birthday: May 30,1996 | Hometown: Byron, Michigan
Erik dreams big. He’s on a quest for more than just glory on track, but in life as well, aspiring to own businesses in addition to trophies. He has the drive to set big goals and the skills and savvy to chase them down, no matter what or who is in the way. Erik has been fortunate to live some of his dreams already, but with that, comes great responsibility. He moved out on his own at 16, bought a condo, started paying bills, making investments, toying with hobbies and making life-altering decisions. He understands he’s limited on “real world” experience and leans on those close to him for insight when needed. Part of recognizing your limits is understanding how the past plays a role in your life. He’s read dozens of athlete autobiographies, especially the ones scribed by the ‘bad boys,’ picking up clues on how to keep himself on the right path. Erik is hungry to learn about America’s past, sports events and athletes of yesteryear, as well as his own ancestry.Though Erik’s destination is still to be determined, it’s clear that he’s got a long road ahead of him. He’ll find a way around traffic or speed bumps, so wherever he’s going, he’ll get there fast, while having some fun along the way.
Finished fourth in NASCAR Xfinity Series season point standings
Earned victories at Bristol Motor Speedway (April 16 from pole), Dover International Speedway (May 14), Iowa Speedway (June 30), and Chicagoland Speedway (Sept. 17)
Captured nine pole positions, 15 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes.
Made three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Starts