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June 13th, 2021 | Richard Petty Motorsports

Erik Jones Finishes in the 21st-place in the NASCAR All-Star Open at the Texas Motor Speedway External Inbox

“It was just not the All-Star Open that our Richard Petty Motorsports team wanted. Just made a mistake, got turned around and it ended our day. The No. 43 Petty’s Garage Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE was quick. We were up front and had a shot at it, and it just didn’t play out.”

-Erik Jones

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May 23rd, 2021 | Richard Petty Motorsports

Erik Jones Finishes in the 16th-place at the Circuit of the Americas

Erik Jones and the No. 43 Black Entrepreneur Initiative Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE team finished in the 16th-place in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) on Sunday May 23.

This weekend marked the first time NASCAR has raced at the Circuit of The Americas, a 3.41-mile road course located in Austin, Texas. The multi-elevational track has 20 turns for Jones to navigate.

Jones qualified in the 29th-place, on Row 15, for the scheduled 68-lap event.

The 24-year-old Byron, Michigan, native was scored as high as ninth place in the weather-shortened inaugural race at the Circuit of the Americas.

“It was a decent day for our No. 43 Black Entrepreneur Initiative Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE team. We made gains all day but the race getting called early cost us some spots. It felt good to have some better speed at the end, and to keep improving on the road courses.”

-Erik Jones

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May 16th, 2021 | Richard Petty Motorsports

Erik Jones Finishes in the 22nd-place at the Dover International Speedwa

Erik Jones and the No. 43 Medallion Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE team finished in the 22nd-place in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Drydene 400 at the Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Sunday, May 16.

The lineup for the 400-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, 18th-place Darlington), the ranking in team owner points (35%, 27th-place) and the fastest lap from the previous race (15%). Jones started the “Monster Mile,” located in Dover, Del., from the 23rd-place in Row 12.

The 24-year-old Byron, Michigan, native was scored as high as 18th-place at the Dover International Speedway.

“Our team just struggled all day with the handling of the No. 43 Medallion Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. We could never get the feel we were looking for, and we fought all day to try to bring home a decent finish. Hopefully we have sone notes to make changes when we come back again.”

-Erik Jones

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May 2nd, 2021 | Richard Petty Motorsports

Erik Jones Finishes in the 25th-place at the Kansas Speedway

Erik Jones and the No. 43 Black Entrepreneur Initiative Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE team finished in the 25th-place in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Buschy McBusch Race 400 at the Kansas Speedway on Sunday, May 2.

The lineup for the 267-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, 27th-place Talladega), the ranking in team owner points (35%, 27th-place) and the fastest lap from the previous race (15%). Jones started the 400.5-mile event at the 1.5-mile speedway located in Kansas City, Kan., from the 27th-place on Row 14. He had to start at the rear of the field due to a received penalty for a pre-race infraction.

The 24-year-old Byron, Michigan, native was scored as high as second place at Kansas Speedway.

“Just a tough day for our No. 43 Black Entrepreneur Initiative Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. We have some things to improve on with our mile-and-half program, but we know which direction to go.”

-Erik Jones

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April 25th, 2021 | Richard Petty Motorsports

Erik Jones Finishes in the 27-place at the Talladega Superspeedway

Erik Jones and the No. 43 United States Air Force Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE team finished in the 27th-place in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) GEICO 500 at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sunday, April 25.

The lineup for the extended 191-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, 19th-place Richmond), the ranking in team owner points (35%, 26-place) and the fastest lap from the previous race (15%). Jones started the event at the 2.66-mile oval located in Talladega, Alabama from the 22nd-place on Row 11.

The 24-year-old Byron, Michigan, native was scored as high as first place at the Talladega Superspeedway, with seven total laps led. Jones was in the 11th-place for the final restart before being collected in the last lap incident.

“It was a solid day for our No. 43 United States Air Force Camaro ZL1 1LE. It felt good to get up front and lead some laps at the Talladega Superspeedway. Unfortunately, we got turned-around coming to the finish line, and did not get the finish our Richard Petty Motorsports team was capable of. We will regroup, and go on to the Kansas Speedway.”

-Erik Jones

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Man, things just didn't go our way yesterday. Qualified 9th but had to start at the rear, then we battled with the balance of our @TheLonelyE Chevy throughout the race. Ended up 19th. Onto Pocono. @TeamChevy #BEINow

ICYMI: @Erik_Jones joined @RutledgeWood for a little record shopping in Nashville. Check it out!

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