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October 15th, 2019 |

Erik Jones – No. 20 Reser’s Toyota Camry Preview (MENCS) – Kansas Speedway

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

  • JONES AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his seventh Cup Series start at Kansas Speedway this Sunday in the Hollywood Casino 400. In his previous six starts at the 1.5-mile track, Jones has a career-best finish of third at the track earlier this year. One for the record books, Kansas Speedway marks the location of Jones first-career Cup Series start when he climbed in the No. 18 Camry for Kyle Busch in 2015. In addition to his Cup Series starts, Jones has competed at the track in both the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series.
  • JGR AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 87 total starts at Kansas Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned four wins, 20 top-five finishes, 32 top-10 finishes and two pole starting positions. The team has led 897 laps, completed 22,112 0f 23,097 attempted laps (95.7%) and earned an average start of 12.5 and an average finish of 16.7. Tony Stewart secured the first Cup win for JGR at Kansas Speedway in 2006 followed by Denny Hamlin in 2012, Matt Kenseth in 2013 and most recently, Kyle Busch in 2016.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week Reser’s returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry for their final primary race of the 2019 season.
  • RESER’S DELI SALAD FAVORITES IN KANSAS:

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.

    • Reser’s American Classics deli salads are available in Kansas and Missouri at Price Chopper, Dillons, Save-A-Lot, Consentino’s, Moser’s, Prenger Foods, C&R Markets and Woods Supermarket.
  • JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION VISOR STRIP: This weekend Jones will wear a special Jimmie Johnson Foundation (JJF) visor strip to support the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and the work they do with K-12 public education. Following Sunday’s race, Jones will sign his race-worn visor and donate to JJF to be auctioned off to raise funds and awareness for the foundation.
  • TALLADEGA RACE RECAP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team scored a 34th-place finish in the rain delayed race at Talladega Superspeedway. Jones started the race from 11th and ran as high as second before being caught in a late-race accident that ended the team’s day.
  • RACE INFO: The Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019. Coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN Radio, SIRIUS XM Channel 90 and the NBC Sports App.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Kansas Speedway: 

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
6 0 2 3 0 3 12.3 18.5

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
31 1 9 13 0 163 15.5 17.4

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
106 2 23 45 2 573 13.3 16.3

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Kansas has always been a good track for me and one that holds a special memory as the track where I made my Cup Series debut in 2015 filling in for Kyle (Busch). In both the Xfinity and Truck Series I came close to getting wins, but came up short in both. I’ve always had fast Toyota’s and I think this weekend will be no different. We’ve been strong at Kansas the last few races and I think this is a good place for us to turn things around and get back on track after the last few weeks of being on a bad streak.”

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “I always enjoy going to Kansas for the fall event, and it’s a place the 20 team has run well the last few events. It’s a good chance to get back to a place we ran well and get our finishes back on track for the final five races of the season. The cars are so finicky for balance/speed with this year’s aero package that even going from a night race in the first event, to a day race in the fall can require a change to our strategy and car setup for this event. It makes every weekend a little bit different and a little bit more of a challenge.”

 

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.

 

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October 9th, 2019 |

Erik Jones – No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry Preview (MENCS) – Talladega Superspeedway

No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his sixth-career Cup Series start at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend driving the No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry. In his previous five starts at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, Jones has a best finish of eighth in this race one year ago. Jones also has starts at the track in both the Xfinity and Truck Series. He earned his best finish in the Xfinity Series in 2015 when he finished fifth and that same season, he earned his best Truck finish of fourth.
  • JGR AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 135 total starts at Talladega Superspeedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned four wins, 33 top-five finishes, 52 top-10 finishes and one pole starting position. The team has led 1,284 laps, completed 24,175 of 25,539 attempted laps (94.7%) and earned an average start of 16.4 and an average finish of 17.6. Bobby Labonte scored the first Cup win for JGR at Talladega in 1998 followed by Kyle Busch in 2008, Tony Stewart in 2008 and most recently, Denny Hamlin in 2014.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week DEWALT returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry for the final superspeedway race of the 2019 season at Talladega Superspeedway.
  • DOVER RACE RECAP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry team started the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway from the eighth position and was able to maintain their position in the top 10 while fighting a tight-handling Camry most of the race. Unfortunately, a late-race pit road speeding penalty derailed the strong run dropping the team to two laps down. Jones crossed the finish line with a 15th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled for Sunday, October 13, 2019. Coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN Radio, SIRIUS XM Channel 90 and the NBC Sports App.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Talladega Superspeedway: 

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
5 0 0 1 0 4 17.0 27.0

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
30 1 9 13 0 162 15.7 16.8

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
105 2 23 45 2 572 13.4 16.1

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Talladega is always a fun weekend. The atmosphere and the fans are great. It’s hard to pick a strategy for the weekend because you really just need to stay clean for most of the race and put yourself in position to have a shot at the end. I’d love to go out and get another superspeedway win and I think we could do that this weekend. Similar to last week, we have one goal for the rest of the season and that’s to win races and try to get the best finish in points we can when we leave Miami.”

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “As a team we are really trying to focus on having a clean weekend in Talladega. Superspeedway racing has been pretty much feast or famine for us in 2019. We’ve been caught up in wrecks at all three events this season, but only able to come back from the lone wreck in the Daytona 500. We feel like we have some small improvements to race and handle better than the first Talladega event, so it will be interesting to see how much those changes help. However, it’s still paramount to have a clean race and avoid any major wrecks to have a shot at winning in Talladega. Just hope the fans enjoy the show!”

 

About DEWALT

DEWALT is obsessed with how users work in the real world and is relentlessly pursuing total jobsite solutions. By incorporating its latest technology and industry innovations, DEWALT is leading the charge for the jobsite of the future. DEWALT products. GUARANTEED TOUGH®. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

 

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October 2nd, 2019 |

Erik Jones – No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry Preview (MENCS) – Dover International Speedway

No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his sixth-career Cup Series start at Dover International Speedway this weekend driving the No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry in the Drydene 400. In his previous five starts at the track, Jones best finish is fourth in this race last season. He has one top-five and two top-10 finishes with an average start of 11.8 and an average finish of 11.0. Jones also has five starts in the Xfinity Series with his best finish being a win in 2016. In the Truck Series, Jones has one start at the one-mile track with a third-place finish.
  • JGR AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 134 total starts at Dover International Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned eight wins, 42 top-five finishes, 68 top-10 finishes and seven pole starting positions. The team has led 2,897 laps, completed 50,294 of 54,772 attempted laps (91.8%) and earned an average start of 12.7 and an average finish of 15.7. Kyle Busch leads the team with three wins followed by Tony Stewart with two wins and Bobby Labonte, Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex, Jr. with one win each.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week DEWALT returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry for the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway.
  • 2019 PLAYOFFS: With his 40th-place finish in the final race in the Round of 16, Jones was eliminated from the 2019 Monster Energy NASACAR Cup Series Playoffs.
  • ROVAL RACE RECAP: Starting from the 15th position at the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jones was running in the top-10 following a caution late in stage one. Unfortunately, on the lap 22 restart, Jones was collected in a multi-car accident going in to the first turn. With little damage to the No. 20 Camry, the team brought Jones to pit road to work on repairs. Upon further review, the team discovered a hole in the radiator forcing Jones to the garage and relegating the team to a 40th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, October 6, 2019. Coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN Radio, SIRIUS XM Channel 90 and the NBC Sports App.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Dover International Speedway: 

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
5 0 1 2 0 0 11.8 11.0

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
29 1 9 13 0 162 16.0 16.9

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
104 2 23 45 2 572 13.4 16.1

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Dover is a good track. It’s been good to us and we ran well there in the spring race. We are going to try some things that our teammates did earlier this year and hopefully that will give us the extra info we were missing in the spring to get us up front and contend for the win. Since we aren’t in the Playoffs anymore, our focus is now on getting a few more wins and gaining points to finish our season strong.”

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “With the first round of the Playoffs behind us, we’re now refocused on the final seven races, trying to get a few more wins and gaining as many points as we can before the end of the season. We know we have the speed and the team to go after wins, we just need the circumstances to line up perfectly and hopefully we can end the season with a few more wins starting with this weekend at Dover.”

 

About DEWALT

DEWALT is obsessed with how users work in the real world and is relentlessly pursuing total jobsite solutions. By incorporating its latest technology and industry innovations, DEWALT is leading the charge for the jobsite of the future. DEWALT products. GUARANTEED TOUGH®. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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September 24th, 2019 |

Erik Jones – No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Toyota Camry Preview (MENCS) – Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway

No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROVAL: For the second annual Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jones will look to improve on his 30th-place finish from last season and make his way in to the second round of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
  • JGR AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROVAL: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has four total starts at the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has a best finish of 12th with Denny Hamlin in the inaugural event in 2018. The team has completed 429 of 436 attempted laps (98.4%) and earned an average start of 17.5 and an average finish of 23.8.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week the No. 20 Toyota Camry will feature the familiar red and black paint scheme of CRAFTSMAN for the third race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and the first cutoff race to see who makes it to the Round of 12.
  • JGR FAN FEST: This year the JGR fan fest will take place on Friday, September 27, 2019. All JGR drivers across all series will be signing autographs from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET. Fans must have a wristband to receive an autograph. Wristbands will be handed out starting at 8:00 a.m. ET Friday morning at JGR.
  • DRIVE FOR TEAL AND GOLD STEERING WHEEL TO SUPPORT MTJ FOUNDATION: Jones will carry a special Drive for Teal and Gold steering wheel this weekend at the Roval to support teammate Martin Truex Jr., Sherry Pollex and the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation and their efforts to raise awareness for ovarian and childhood cancer. After the race on Sunday, Jones will sign the steering wheel and it will be up for auction through the NASCAR Foundation to support the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation.
  • 2019 PLAYOFFS: Jones currently sits 16th in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff point standings following the race at Richmond Raceway. With one race remaining in the Round of 16, Jones is 45 points behind the cutoff spot for the second round of the 2019 Playoffs.
  • RICHMOND RACE RECAP: Starting from the 16th position at Richmond Raceway, Jones made his way to the top 10 and scored a ninth-place finish in stage one and fourth-place finish in stage two. Maintaining his position in the top 10 for the majority of the 400-lap race, Jones crossed the finish line in fourth place behind his three JGR teammates. Unfortunately, following post-race inspection, Jones was disqualified and dropped to the 38th position for the official results.
  • RACE INFO: The Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, September 29, 2019. Coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, PRN Radio, SIRIUS XM Channel 90 and NBC Sports App.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval: 

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
1 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 30.0

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
28 1 9 13 0 162 16.0 16.0

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
103 2 23 45 2 572 13.4 15.7

 

About CRAFTSMAN:

CRAFTSMAN is the American icon that homeowners, home builders, auto enthusiasts and master mechanics have trusted since 1927 – and today’s CRAFTSMAN continues that legacy. With a focus on reliable, high-performance tools, storage and equipment, CRAFTSMAN has revived its long-established pride in superior quality. Now it’s easier than ever to get the tools trusted for generations at more places than ever. For more information visit www.craftsman.com or follow CRAFTSMAN on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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September 17th, 2019 |

Erik Jones – No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Toyota Camry Preview (MENCS) – Richmond Raceway

No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT RICHMOND RACEWAY: Erik Jones will make his sixth-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start this weekend at Richmond Raceway driving the No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Toyota Camry. In his five previous starts in the Cup Series at the .75-mile track, Jones has earned one top-10 finish and four top-15 finishes with a best finish of sixth in 2017. Jones also has four starts at the track in the Xfinity Series, earning three top-five finishes with a best finish of second in 2016.
  • JGR AT LAS RICHMOND RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 135 total starts at Richmond Raceway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned 15 wins, 43 top-five finishes, 72 top-10 finishes and seven pole starting positions. The team has led 4,747 laps, completed 53,277 of 54,086 attempted laps (98.5%) and earned an average start of 14.1 and an average finish of 12.4. Kyle Busch leads the team with six wins, Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin each have three wins and Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Martin Truex, Jr. have each recorded one win for JGR at the Virginia short track.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week the No. 20 Toyota Camry will feature the familiar red and black paint scheme of CRAFTSMAN for the second race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
  • 2019 PLAYOFFS: Jones currently sits 16th in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff point standings following a 36th-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With two races remaining in round one, Jones is 26 points behind the cutoff spot for the second round of the 2019 Playoffs.
  • LAS VEGAS RACE RECAP: Starting from the 26th position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Jones was able to move in to the top 10 before a mechanical issue at the start of stage two forced the No. 20 team to the garage for repairs. Jones was able to return to the track, but was multiple laps down. The team earned a 36th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019. Coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN Radio, SIRIUS XM Channel 90 and NBC Sports App.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Richmond Raceway: 

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
5 0 0 1 0 0 16.0 16.4

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
27 1 9 13 0 162 16.0 15.2

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
102 2 23 45 2 572 13.4 15.7

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Richmond is a fun track. I enjoy it, it’s short track racing, familiar with what I grew up with. We’ve run pretty well there a few times in the past. Looking for just a solid weekend to rebound from Vegas and hopefully have no mistakes and run top-five all night and get a good finish. We’ll see how it goes. I feel good about it. We ran well there in the spring, had some issues, but had a fast car. Hopefully we can bring the same speed back this weekend and have a good, solid night.”

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “We’ve put ourselves at a little bit of a deficit with a mechanical issue and subsequent bad finish in Las Vegas. However, we can still get into the next round of the Playoffs with two strong runs the next two weeks. We ran really well in the first Richmond event, and just didn’t get the finish we deserved due to starting at the rear of the field and a loose wheel late in the race, but we had really good car speed in the spring event. I feel really confident that if we can eliminate the small mistakes we have a chance to go grab stage points and finish the race in a really strong position or even battle for the win this weekend.”

 

About CRAFTSMAN:

CRAFTSMAN is the American icon that homeowners, home builders, auto enthusiasts and master mechanics have trusted since 1927 – and today’s CRAFTSMAN continues that legacy. With a focus on reliable, high-performance tools, storage and equipment, CRAFTSMAN has revived its long-established pride in superior quality. Now it’s easier than ever to get the tools trusted for generations at more places than ever. For more information visit www.craftsman.com or follow CRAFTSMAN on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Starting P20 tomorrow for the #HC400. I feel like the @Resers #Camry is pretty good in race trim. We focused a lot on that yesterday. I think we are pretty good in traffic, so should be a fun race tomorrow. #LetsEat

Happy to support @TeamJJF this weekend and the work they do with K-12 public education by running this special JJF visor strip. Following the race, I’ll sign my race-worn visor for the JJF to auction off. Don’t miss your chance to bid here https://t.co/6dOYi9I6G7. #TeamJJF

Tell you what I can’t stop watching @GuyFieri on Diners Drive In‘s, and dives lately.

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