About

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 am 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.

  • Birthdate

    May 30th, 1996
  • Hometown

    Byron, Michigan
  • Favorite Sports Team

    Detroit Lions & University of Michigan Football
  • Team

    Richard Petty Motorsports
  • Car

    No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Hobbies

    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 25 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.

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