Posted: March 6th, 2019

No. 20 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT ISM RACEWAY: Heading to a track where he has seen success from early in his career, Erik Jones returns to ISM Raceway this weekend to make his sixth-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at the short-track located near Phoenix, Arizona. In his previous five starts at the track, Jones has one top-five finish and three top-10 finishes. Jones has also had success in both the Xfinity and Truck Series. In seven starts at the track in the Xfinity Series, Jones has narrowly missed visiting victory lane, earning five top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes. For the Truck Series, ISM Raceway will always be a special place in Jones career. In 2013 in just his fifth start in the Truck Series, Jones earned his first-career NASCAR win at the age of 17.
  • JGR AT ISM RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 111 total starts at ISM Raceway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned four wins, 32 top-five finishes, 56 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. The team has led 2,085 laps, completed 33,670 of 34,505 attempted laps (97.6%) and earned an average start of 12.5 and an average finish of 13.3. Tony Stewart earned the first win for JGR in 1999 followed by Denny Hamlin in 2012, Matt Kenseth in 2017 and most recently, Kyle Busch last season.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For the first of three races this season, Reser’s Fine Foods will be featured as the primary partner on the No. 20 Toyota Camry. In addition to ISM Raceway, Reser’s Fine Foods will be the primary partner for the second race at Pocono Raceway and the fall race at Kansas Speedway. This will mark the second season that Reser’s Fine Foods has served as an associate partner for the entire year with placement on the rear quarter panel of the No. 20 Camry each weekend in addition to their primary races. The 2019 season marks the fourth year Reser’s has been partnered with Jones.
  • RESER’S DELI SALAD FAVORITES IN PHOENIX:

o   Original Potato Salad – This best-selling potato salad is a tasty blend of diced Russets, chopped celery and onions, with crisp sweet pickles, in a classic mayonnaise dressing.

o   Macaroni Salad – Made with perfectly plump elbow macaroni and a sweet-tart mayonnaise dressing, this deli favorite is finished with crisp celery, fresh red bell peppers, and crunchy sweet pickles.

o   Garden Pasta Salad – The newest member of the Reser’s deli salad family, this vinaigrette-dressed salad is a delicious combination of mini penne pasta, carrots, red bell peppers, and Italian cheeses.

  • LAS VEGAS RECAP: Making their first stop of the “West Coast Swing,” Jones and the No. 20 team qualified in the 18th position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and crossed the finish line 13th after running as high as third and running the majority of the race in the top 15.
  • RACE INFO: The TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, March 10, 2019. Coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at ISM Raceway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
5 0 1 3 0 11 8.4 11.4

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
3 0 1 2 0 0 20.3 7.7

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
78 1 15 34 2 410 12.7 15.5

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Phoenix has been a good place to me through all of my NASCAR races, getting my first Truck win there and always running well there. I’m excited to go back with the Cup Series this year and hopefully have another chance to go up and contend for a win in our Reser’s Camry. We’ve learned a lot the last few weeks with the new package and I think we’ll be able to carry a lot of that in to Phoenix.”

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “This has been a pretty good track for Erik and the 20 team over the last couple of seasons, so it easy to get excited about heading to ISM raceway. To stay in line with the theme of the package/rules changes for this season, this will be our first short track race of the year, but with a drastically different downforce level than we raced in 2018. Pretty much only the engine remains the same from 2018. We also have a new tire for this track to accommodate the potential speed increase from the new rules, so a lot of new things to tackle this event. We’re excited to see how this changes the racing, and how well we adapt to these new changes. I believe the speeds are going to be really fast and it may make passing tougher than before, so starting up front will be more important than ever before. We’ll do all we can to focus on qualifying on Friday, and then finding what we need to race well on Saturday. I think this is another interesting challenge, and the whole team is looking to get back on track and running in the top five every weekend. We certainly feel like we have the potential to do that at ISM this weekend.”

 

About Reser’s Fine Foods: 

Family owned and operated, Reser’s is the leading provider of fresh refrigerated deli salads, side dishes and prepared foods. For more than 65 years, Reser’s has been making fun times easy and affordable for every family. Reser’s famous deli salads and sides are family favorites at the race track, picnics, BBQs and tailgates.  Founded in 1950, the company remains committed to providing delicious refrigerated foods for the supermarket and food service industries. Reser’s operates 14 facilities in the United States and Mexico and employs more than 4,500 employees in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Visit  www.resers.com.