Erik Jones and the No. 43 Medallion Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE team finished in the 12th-place in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, October 17.
The lineup for the scheduled 334-lap event was determined by using NASCAR’s competition-based formula, which takes into account finishing positions from the previous race (weighted 25% owner and 25% driver, 17th-place, Charlotte), the ranking in team owner points (35%, 24th-place) and the fastest lap from the previous race (15%, Lap 25). Jones started at the Fort Worth, Texas,-facility from the 21st-place on Row 11.
At the end of Stage 1 on Lap 105, Jones was scored in the 15th-place. By the end of Stage 2 on Lap 210, he was in the 17th-place. The 25-year-old Byron, Michigan, native was scored as high as the 10th-place at the Texas Motor Speedway, also known as ‘No Limits, Texas.’
“It was an up and down day for our No. 43 Medallion Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE team. We finally got back on the lead lap at the end which resulted in a top-fifteen finish. I am proud of the effort we made as a team to stay in it all day. We hope to take what we learned today at Texas (Motor Speedway) to the Kansas Speedway next week and improve on it.”