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April 14th, 2018 | nascar.com

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 NASCAR.com 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 | nascar.com

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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April 8th, 2018 | nascar.com

Erik Jones claims first top-5 finish of the 2018 season

FORT WORTH, Texas — A fourth-place finish for Erik Jones in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway didn’t have the impact of a breakthrough victory, but it marked substantial progress nevertheless for the second-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver.

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April 5th, 2018 | nascar.com

Erik Jones makes a visit to Auburn, exchanges helmets with Gus Malzahn

Give ’em your best War Eagle, Erik Jones.

The 21-year-old Joe Gibbs Racing driver paid a visit to what folks around town call “The Loveliest Village in the Plains” — or more commonly known as Auburn, Alabama.

Jones met up with Auburn’s head football coach Gus Malzahn to do a helmet swap. Thankfully, Malzahn didn’t drop the custom gift.

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February 3rd, 2018 | nascar.com

10 facts you didn’t know about JGR’s Erik Jones

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Erik Jones isn’t your typical 21-year-old.

For more than 36 weeks a year, he heads to various tracks to try his hand at wheelin’ and dealin’ a race car to first place.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

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Had fun running the #KNWest race today. Learned some things about @RaceSonoma that’ll help me for tomorrow. Finished 6th. Thanks to @DGR_CROSLEY, @DEWALTtough and @ToyotaRacing for the opportunity. Starting P20 tomorrow. Should be a fun race. #TeamDEWALT #DEWALTtough

1st of 2 qualifying sessions today @RaceSonoma - #KNWest and then Cup qualifying for the @DEWALTtough teams #TeamDEWALT #DEWALTtough

Made left and right turns today @RaceSonoma. Qualifying and #KNWest race tomorrow. Made progress with the @DEWALTtough #Camry, but still have some work to do. Should be a fun race tomorrow and Sunday. #DEWALTtough #TeamDEWALT

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