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July 8th, 2020 |

No. 20 STANLEY Built in Georgetown, Kentucky Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – Quaker State 500 at Kentucky Speedway

No. 20 Built in Georgetown, Kentucky Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his fourth-career Cup Series start at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday for the Quaker State 400. In his previous three starts at the 1.5-mile track, Jones has a career-best finish of third in the 2019 event. In the Cup Series, Jones has one top-five finish and three top-seven finishes with an average start of 12.3 and an average finish of 5.3. In addition to his Cup Series starts at the track, Jones has five starts at the track in the Xfinity Series with a career-best of second and he led laps in all five starts. In the Truck Series, Jones has one start where he led 55 laps before earning a second-place finish.
  • JGR AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 32 total starts at Kentucky Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned three wins, 17 top-five finishes, 20 top-10 finishes and one pole starting position. The team has led 744 laps, completed 8,216 of 8,580 attempted laps (95.8%) and earned an average start of 10.7 and an average finish of 9.8. Kyle Busch earned the team wins in 2011 and 2015 with Matt Kenseth earning a win for the team in 2013.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For this weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway, Jones will run the No. 20 Made in Georgetown, Kentucky Toyota Camry. The Georgetown, Kentucky plant opened in 1998 and produced the first American-made Camry. Since then, nearly 10 million vehicles have rolled off Toyota’s assembly at the Georgetown plant. The plant is the largest vehicle manufacturing plant in North America and has nearly 10,000 employees. In recent times, the plant has produced over 85,000 face shields for organizations in Kentucky in response to COVID-19 relief efforts. The plant is located just over an hour drive from Kentucky Speedway.
  • POINTS UPDATE: Jones and the No. 20 Toyota team dropped one position following their 33rd-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jones now sits 17th in the Cup Series point standings.
  • INDY RECAP:  Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team started the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the 23rd position and finished stage one in the second position. Restarting the race on lap 55 for stage two, Jones was able to move from 16th to 10th over the next five laps. Unfortunately, with no indication, Jones blew a right-front tire on lap 73 and with no control of the steering, hit the outside wall. The damage sustained to the No. 20 Toyota Camry ended the day with a 33rd-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2020. Coverage of the race will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Kentucky Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
3 0 1 3 0 1 12.3 5.3

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
16 0 4 6 0 27 17.6 17.6

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
127 2 28 55 2 609 13.8 16.2

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I’m looking forward to getting to Kentucky this weekend and hopefully turning our luck around. We’ve had fast Camry’s all year, just circumstances and bad luck have kept us from getting the finishes I think we deserved. Kentucky has been a good track to me over the years in Cup, Xfinity and Truck, we’ve just missed getting the win. We’ve got the Toyota Kentucky plant on our car this weekend which is really cool for me since this is the first time a plant has been represented on a Cup car. Having been with Toyota most of my career and all of my NASCAR career, I’m excited to represent the nearly 10,000 employees who work at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant where the American-made Camry is produced. Hopefully we can carry all of them with us to victory lane again on Sunday and get our first win of the season.”

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July 1st, 2020 |

No. 20 STANLEY Security #TogetherWeAreMore Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

No. 20 STANLEY Security #TogetherWeAreMore Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his fourth-career Cup Series start at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Sunday for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400. In his previous three Cup Series starts at the track, Jones has a career-best finish of second in 2018 and has led 10 laps. Jones has three Xfinity starts at the track with an average start of 2.3 and an average finish of 26.3.
  • JGR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 67 total starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned five wins, 22 top-five finishes, 35 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. The team has led 697 laps, completed 10,314 of 10,806 attempted laps (95.4%) and earned an average start of 15.3 and an average finish of 14.3. Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch each have two wins for the team and Bobby Labonte has one win for JGR at The Brickyard.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For this weekend’s 400-mile race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, STANLEY Security returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry and will carry #TogetherWeAreMore on the hood.
  • POINTS UPDATE: Jones and the No. 20 Toyota team gained one position following their third-place finish at Pocono Raceway. Jones now sits 16th in the Cup Series point standings.
  • POCONO RECAP: Entering the weekend at Pocono Raceway, the No. 20 Toyota Camry team prepared for a double header weekend racing on both Saturday and Sunday. For Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325, Jones started the race from the 19th position and showed he had a strong Camry early in the race. Closing in on the halfway point of the race, Jones was battling for position and knocking on the top 10 when contact from a competitor sent the No. 20 Camry head first in to the inside wall and ended the teams day with a 38th-place finish. Returning to the track on Sunday for a fresh start, Jones started the Pocono 350 from the 38th position and again proved he had a fast Camry early in the race. Making his way to the top five early in the second stage, Jones was able to utilize pit strategies and a fast Camry to finish the race with a strong third-place finish, his best finish of the 2020 season.
  • RACE INFO: The Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, July 5, 2020. Coverage of the race will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and ISM Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
3 0 1 1 0 10 12.0 24.0

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
15 0 4 6 0 27 17.3 16.6

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
126 2 28 55 2 609 13.7 16.1

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: Your thoughts on going to Indianapolis next week?  Either feast or famine for you there.  Do you enjoy running there? Yeah, I enjoy it.  I think we ran really well there a couple years ago, running second.  Last year got in a wreck.  ’17 I think we got in a wreck.  It’s definitely been on and off.  Some years we’ve been fast, just haven’t had things work out for us. Hopefully it’s just another clean race.  I think the speed will be there.  Not having practice hasn’t really seemed to hurt us a whole lot.  Hopefully we can go out and do the same thing we did on Sunday at Pocono.  If we can do that, get a good draw for a start, I feel like we’ll be up front, definitely in the top five and hopefully contending for a win.”

About STANLEY Security:

STANLEY Security, a division of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), is a provider of integrated security solutions defining the future of the security industry. STANLEY delivers a comprehensive suite of security products, software and integrated systems with a strong emphasis on service. STANLEY is powered by a culture of continuous innovation, providing revolutionary technology and unmatched customer service to commercial, institutional and industrial businesses and organizations. We focus on complete customer transparency and operational excellence in the five customer touchpoints: account management, installation, service, monitoring and billing. STANLEY takes pride in our signature approach to doing business – offering global resources with a local touch. As one of the world’s and most comprehensive security providers, we’re protecting what’s important to you by designing, installing, servicing and monitoring an extensive array of products and solutions that span the entire security spectrum:

  • Intrusion Detection
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  • Access Control Systems
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  • Patient Safety Solutions
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  • Standards Development & Strategic Planning
  • Software Support, Consultation and Integration
  • System Design, Installation, Service and Monitoring
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June 25th, 2020 |

No. 20 Craftsman Camry Preview (NCS) – Pocono Raceway Double Header Race Weekend

No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT POCONO RACEWAY: Erik Jones has six-career Cup Series starts at Pocono Raceway earning four top-five and five top-10 finishes. His best-career finish is second in 2019 and he has led laps in four of the six races. In addition to his Cup starts, Jones has starts in the Xfinity Series, Truck Series and the ARCA Series. In his lone Xfinity Series start, Jones earned a second-place finish in the rain-shortened race in 2016. In his three Truck Series starts, Jones best-career finish came in 2018 when he finished second filling in for Noah Gragson. With two starts in the ARCA Series, Jones earned his best finish in 2013 when he finished second.
  • JGR AT POCONO RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 138 total starts at Pocono Raceway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned 14 wins, 36 top-five finishes, 71 top-10 finishes and 11 pole starting positions. The team has led 1,641 laps, completed 23,408 of 24,726 attempted laps (94.7%) and earned an average start of 11.5 and an average finish of 14.8. Denny Hamlin leads the team with five wins followed by Bobby Labonte and Kyle Busch with three wins each and Tony Stewart, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth with one win each at The Tricky Triangle.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For Saturday and Sunday’s races at Pocono Raceway, CRAFTSMAN returns to the No. 20 Camry.
  • POINTS UPDATE: Jones and the No. 20 Toyota team gained one position with their fifth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway. Jones now sits 17th in the Cup Series point standings, 185 points out of 1st.
  • TALLADEAGA RECAP: Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry started the postponed GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway from the 18th position and spent most of the race out of the lead pack trying to avoid “The Big One” and have a shot at the win at the end of the race. Successfully making it to the last restart where NASCAR was forced in to overtime, Jones restarted the race from 13th and was battling for the lead on the last lap when contact from a competitor turned the No. 20 Camry in to the outside wall. Despite the damage, Jones crossed the finish line in the fifth position.
  • RACE INFO: The Kids Free 325 at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020. Coverage of the race will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio. The second race of the weekend, the Worry-Free Guarantee at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2020. Coverage of the race will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Pocono Raceway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
6 0 4 5 0 45 10.0 8.3

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
13 0 3 5 0 27 15.5 16.0

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
124 2 27 54 2 609 13.5 16.0

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I’m looking forward to going to Pocono. A doubleheader is going to be pretty cool. It’s something that is a lot different for us than what we normally do. It’s an opportunity to score a lot of points, which we need some points right now. Hopefully, we can go in there and run really well. I’d love to win one. I’ve come close including last year when we finished second to Denny (Hamlin). It sure is a cool opportunity to win two races, because that is obviously the ultimate goal. We’ve got some good momentum on our side from our Talladega finish, so looking forward to carrying that to a track where I’ve been close to a win a few times in the different series and hopefully getting ourselves to victory lane 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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June 17th, 2020 |

No. 20 Sport Clips Camry Preview (NCS) – GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his seventh-career start at Talladega Superspeedway in the Cup Series on Sunday afternoon for the GEICO 500. In his previous six starts at the track, Jones has a career-best finish of eighth in 2018. In addition to his Cup starts, Jones has starts in both the Xfinity and Truck Series. In the Xfinity Series, Jones has three starts with a career-best finish of fifth in 2017 and in the Truck Series, Jones has two starts with a career-best finish of fourth in 2015.
  • JGR AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 139 total starts at Talladega Superspeedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned four wins, 34 top-five finishes, 53 top-10 finishes and one pole starting position. The team has led 1,292 laps, completed 24,895 of 26,291 attempted laps (94.7%) and earned an average start of 16.6 and an average finish of 17.7. Bobby Labonte, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin each have one win at the Alabama track for JGR.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sport Clips will return to the No. 20 Toyota Camry for their second race of the season. In their first appearance on the No. 20 Toyota Camry this season, Jones won the season-opening Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway.
  • POINTS UPDATE: Jones and the No. 20 Toyota team lost three positions in the point standings following their 21st-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jones now sits 18th in the Cup Series point standings, 190 points out of 1st.
  • HOMESTEAD-MIAMI RECAP: Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team started the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway from the 15th position and following a loose wheel early in the race, fought back to the top 10 in the final stage. Unfortunately, a cut tire late in the race forced the team to pit road and dropped the team to a 21st-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled for Sunday, June 21, 2020. Coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Talladega Superspeedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
6 0 0 1 0 5 16.0 28.2

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
12 0 2 4 0 27 15.3 16.9

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
123 2 26 53 2 609 13.4 16.1

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I’m looking forward to Talladega. It’s always kind of a wild card going there and seeing what’s going to happen with restrictor plate racing and hoping you stay out of trouble and at least have a shot at the end of the day to go up and try to win. That’s going to be our main goal, just try to get to the end of the race and not get caught up in a wreck and be there the last five or 10 laps. Usually if you are there at the end, you’ve got a chance to go out and try to win. Looking forward to that and hopefully going there and getting a good result.”

About Sport Clips

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, offers online check in for clients, and is ranked by Forbes as “Best Franchise to Buy” in the medium investment category and named a 2020 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review. There are more than 1,850 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a 2019 Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has contributed nearly $8 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Erik Jones, Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin; Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Indy Car driver Santino Ferrucci; and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

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June 13th, 2020 |

No. 20 Toyota Accessories Camry Preview (NCS) – Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway

No. 20 Toyota Accessories Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his fourth Cup Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday afternoon for the Dixie Vodka 400. In his previous three starts, Jones has a best finish of third in the most recent race at the track in November 2019. In the Xfinity Series, Jones has two starts with his best finish being third in 2015. In his lone Truck Series start at the track in 2015, Jones finished the race in the sixth position and claimed the 2015 Truck Series championship and Rookie of the Year honors.
  • JGR AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 63 total starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned seven wins, 18 top-five finishes, 34 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. The team has led 1,528 laps, completed 16,604 of 16,836 attempted laps (98.6%) and earned an average start of 14.2 and an average finish of 13.8. Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch each have two wins at the Florida track with Bobby Labonte earning one win for the team. Busch’s two wins at the track also clenched the Cup Series championships in 2015 and 2019.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the No. 20 Camry will again support Toyota as the No. 20 Toyota Accessories Camry.
  • STARTING POSITION: By the spinning of the wheel and luck of the draw, Jones and the No. 20 team will start Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway from the 15th position.
  • POINTS UPDATE: Jones and the No. 20 Toyota team gained one position following their 20th-place finish at Martinsville Speedway to 15th in the Cup Series point standings, 195 points out of 1st.
  • MARTINSVILLE RECAP: Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team started the race at Martinsville Speedway from the 13th position and fought a tight-handling car for most of the race. Making routine stops throughout the 500-lap race for four tires, fuel and adjustments to improve on the handling of the No. 20 Camry, the team crossed the finish line in the 20th position.
  • RACE INFO: The Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2020. 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 Homestead-Miami Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
3 0 1 1 0 0 12.3 17.0

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
11 0 2 2 0 27 15.4 16.5

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
122 2 26 53 2 609 13.4 16.0

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Homestead has been a good track to me over the last few years with the Xfinity Series and now the Cup Series. We’ve had really fast cars there and ran third in the final race last year and had a car that was quick enough at times to win. Hopefully we can come back with a similar set up and have the same kind of run. We need a solid run to get ourselves back where we need to be on track and I think Homestead is the place to do it. It’s going to be a little different with the day race and also not being the final race of the year. I’m excited to get down there and see what it’s going to be like and fight the track during the day. It’s always hot and slick as it is, but during the day it’s going to kind of amplify that. Should be a fun race. Homestead is always a neat place to go out and try to win one.”

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