O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway

No. 20 GameStop Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·       JONES AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: No stranger to Texas Motor Speedway, Erik Jones will make his fourth-career start at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth, Texas track. Jones will carry Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on his No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry and looks to visit Victory Lane at the home track of Grapevine-based GameStop. In his previous three starts at the track, Jones has one win, three top-four finishes, one pole and has led a total of 91 laps with an average start of 2.0 and average finish of 2.3. His lone win at the track came in 2015 when Jones captured the pole and led 79 laps on his way to capturing his first-career XFINITY Series win. 

·       JGR AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 71 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts at Texas Motor Speedway with nine wins, 26 top-five finishes and 44 top-10 finishes with an average start of 11.3 and an average finish of 11.1. The team has earned six pole starting positions, led 1,826 laps and completed 13,433 of 14,138 attempted laps (95.0%). Kyle Busch has earned eight of the wins with Erik Jones notching his first-career NXS win at the track in 2015 to join Busch as a JGR winner at the Fort Worth track.  

·        THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 GAMESTOP TOYOTA: CALL OF DUTY INFINITE WARFARE: Infinity Ward, the award-winning studio that helped create the blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise, reaches new heights with Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare. At its core, Infinite Warfare returns to the roots of the franchise where cinematic, immersive storytelling takes center stage as told through an unfolding large-scale war and epic battles that deliver an authentic Call of Duty experience. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare delivers something for every Call of Duty fan with three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies.

·        XFINITY SERIES POINT STANDINGS UPDATE: Following his 15th-place finish at Kansas Speedway, Jones is scored fifth in the point standings, 12 points out of first. The eight teams competing for a place in the final four at Homestead –Miami Speedway have two remaining races to secure their spot as one of the Championship Four, starting with Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.

·        ROOKIE SEASON CAMPAIGN: Jones continues to lead the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings ahead of Brennan Poole and Brandon Jones.

·        RACE INFO: The O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Erik Jones: “After a few weeks off, I’m really looking forward to getting to Texas this weekend and putting ourselves in position to compete for the Championship in Miami. Texas is a track I really enjoy and have had success in both the Truck Series and XFINITY Series. It’s a fun place, a place where we can put on a show for the fans and that makes it a lot of fun for the drivers. (Chris) Gabehart and the 20 team have prepared fast Camry’s all season and we were able to leave Texas earlier this year with a second-place finish. We’ll work on Friday to get the car where it needs to be to finish one position better and get GameStop a win at their home track.” 

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gabehart: “After two weeks off the entire No. 20 GameStop Toyota team is really excited to see the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase get into its home stretch and I can’t think of a better racetrack than in GameStop’s home state of Texas. Erik has performed fantastic there at every level thus far in his young career and really loves racing there. I think we will have a great shot at getting ourselves locked into the Championship race at Homestead a few weeks from now.”