I’m kind of a reserved guy. I’m really not loud or in your face. That’s not me. Until I get behind the wheel of a race car. Then I’m in your face, in your mirror, then out in front.

My name is Erik Jones.

I was the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and currently compete full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Petty Motorsports. My nicknames are EJ and That Jones Boy, given to me by announcer Ken Squier, but you can call me Erik.


May 30th, 1996


Byron, Michigan

Favorite Sports Team

Detroit Lions & University of Michigan Football


Richard Petty Motorsports


No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro


Snowmobiling & Golfing
Erik Jones began the 2020 season with a bang; winning the 2020 Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway. After a successful tenure driving the No. 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing that included victories in the 2018 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway and the 2019 Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Jones was named the driver of the iconic No. 43 Chevrolet for Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2021 season. With veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter calling the shots, the Byron, Michigan native looks to have a successful first season driving for the King, Richard Petty.

The Byron, Michigan native has accomplished many milestones in his 23 years and already left his name in the NASCAR history books. During his debut season in the Cup Series, Jones earned Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors becoming the first driver to win the honor in all three of NASCAR's top series (MENCS – 2017, NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) – 2016, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) – 2015). Jones also made his mark in the history books when he won the 2015 NCWTS Championship becoming the youngest champion in the series at the age of 19 years, 5 months and 21 days.

Biggest Win Of Career Earned By Jones At Racetrack Tamed By Nascar’s Top Legends

On the night of his 100th series start, Erik Jones claimed the most important victory of his career in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 race at Darlington Raceway. Jones held off teammate Kyle Busch and a charging Kyle Larson to take the lead and cross the finish line a winner. The victory was Jones’ first of 2019 and the second of his career.

Jones earned his first-career NASCAR Cup Series victory at Daytona International Speedway

battling back from one lap down to lead the last lap and capture the win at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on July 7, 2018. He finished the season with one win, nine top-five finishes, 18 top-10 finishes, one pole and 99 laps led.

Jones finished his freshman season in the NASCAR Cup Series

as the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, making his mark in the history books as the first driver to capture the honor in all three of NASCAR’s top level of competition. Jones completed the season with five top-five finishes, 14 top-10 finishes, one pole and 310 laps led. In addition to his Cup Series season, Jones competed in 18 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races earning three wins, nine top-five finishes, 10 top-10 finishes, three poles and led 751 laps.

During the 2016 Season, Jones competed full-time in the Xfinity Series

for JGR earning four wins, 15 top-five finishes, 20 top-10 finishes, nine pole awards and led 627 laps to finish the season fourth in the point standings and claim the 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.


at 19 years, 5 months and 21 days while also collecting Rookie of the Year honors. He finished the 2015 NCWTS season with three wins, five poles, 11 top-five finishes and 20 top-10 finishes.

Jones made his official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Debut

at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015 subbing for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Toyota Camry.

Won First NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Race

at Texas Motor Speedway on April 10, 2015 in the No. 20 Camry, starting the race from the pole and leading 79 laps.

Jones became the youngest driver to complete triple duty after competing in all three series at Texas Motor Speedway, November 6-8, 2015.

NCWTS Started 5th and Finished 1st; NXS Started 3rd and Finished 4th; NSCS Started 6th and Finished 12th.

In addition to his NASCAR victories in 2015, Jones earned the Super Late Model Triple Crown

Erik is the only driver to win CRA Super Late Model events at Berlin Speedway, Anderson Speedway, and the Winchester 400 in a single season.

Jones made his Xfinity Series debut on July 19, 2014

at Chicagoland Speedway in the No. 20 Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. He started the race from the fourth position and led two laps on his way to a solid seventh-place finish.

Jones won his first NASCAR National Series race at Phoenix International Raceway

on November 8, 2013 in just his fifth-career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

He became the first 16-year-old to compete in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race since Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch (October 2001) when he made his series debut at Martinsville Speedway on April 6, 2013 where he finished ninth.

In 2013, Jones became the third driver in history to score back-to-back victories in the Snowball Derby

at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., one year after holding off Kyle Busch to pick up his first win.

At the age of 14, Jones became the youngest winner in ASA Late Model History

when he won the Bob Cross Memorial at Dixie Motor Speedway, breaking the previous record of 16 years of age.

Jones began his racing career at age seven

in quarter midgets and moved to stock cars at the age of 13.