Posted: May 29th, 2019

No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT POCONO RACEWAY: This weekend when Erik Jones climbs behind the wheel of the No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry for the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway, he will make his fifth start at the track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In his previous four starts at the track in the Cup Series, Jones has two top-five finishes, three top-10 finishes and has led 35 laps. Jones best finish at the track came in his first start when he finished third in the June 2017 event. He most recently claimed a fifth-place finish after leading 11 laps in the July 2018 race. In addition to his Cup starts at the Tricky Triangle, Jones has one Xfinity Series start where he started from the pole and finished second in the rain-shortened event. In the Truck Series, Jones has three starts resulting three top-10 finishes, including a second-place finish last season filling in at Kyle Busch Motorsports.
  • JGR AT POCONO RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 130 total starts at Pocono Raceway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned 12 wins, 31 top-five finishes, 64 top-10 finishes and 11 pole starting positions. The team has led 1,463 laps, completed 22,185 of 23,434 attempted laps (94.7%) and earned an average start of 11.8 and an average finish of 15.3. Six different drivers have won at the Tricky Triangle for JGR with Denny Hamlin leading the way with four wins followed by Bobby Labonte with three wins, Kyle Busch with two wins and Tony Stewart, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth each with one win.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week the popular yellow and black paint scheme of DEWALT returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry for the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway.
  • CHARLOTTE RACE RECAP: Jones started the Coca-Cola 600 from the 16th position and quickly moved in to the top-10 before an issue with the right-front tire on lap 22 ended the team’s day, resulting in a 40th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2019. Coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, MRN and SIRIUS XM Channel 90.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Pocono Raceway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
4 0 2 3 0 35 13.0 11.2

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
13 0 3 5 0 44 17.0 16.2

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
88 1 17 37 2 454 13.1 15.9

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Pocono has been a good track to us. It’s kind of a unique place, obviously one of a kind. We don’t really go to another track like it. We go there twice a year and its two opportunities to win a race and we’ve had some solid runs there over the last couple of years. Just need to focus on that, adjust to the new package and hopefully position ourselves like we have the last couple of times with an opportunity to be in the top three at the end of the race.”

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “We had our strongest race in Pocono last fall and have been consistently getting better as a team at this race track. I also feel like we have a really good handle on what we need to do to make this new aero package race well at all the intermediate tracks. So it’ll be challenging and exciting to go to such a different style race track with the new aero package. I think restarts could be really exciting and we’ll see guys three maybe four wide thru turn one. It’ll be very interesting to see what kind of drafting situations and runs guys can get on each other at this type of race track. I feel really good about the weekend and look forward to getting some laps in the race and putting the quick exit at Charlotte behind us.”

 

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