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February 16th, 2019 |

Daytona 500 Pre-Race – Erik Jones

On Thursday night, February 14, 2019, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned on-track at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway to complete qualifying races to set the 61st running of the Daytona 500 field. In the second “Duel” race Erik Jones and the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Sport Clips Toyota competed strongly across the 60-lap shootout and was in contention to earn a top-10 qualifying spot. However on their first entry to pit road, with a miscue about timing lines between team spotter and driver, Jones was called for speeding by NASCAR and incurred a penalty.

The delay placed the No. 20 team one-lap down without sufficient time to make up the positions. For Sunday’s main event, Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Camry will start in 28th place, within row fourteen, when they take the green flag at 2:30pm ET for 200 laps, 500 miles of fast-paced action. The No. 20 team will conduct tire changes and car adjustments from pit stall 11 during the race event.

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February 12th, 2019 |

Erik Jones – No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview (MENCS) – Daytona 500 (02.17.2019)

Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview
The Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones returns to Daytona International Speedway as the most recent race winner having won the July 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400. The win marked Jones first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. This will be Jones third time competing in the prestigious Daytona 500.
  • JGR AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 131 total starts at Daytona International Speedway in Cup Series competition between the Daytona 500 and July Cup Series race. In those starts, the team has earned six wins, 29 top-five finishes, 41 top-10 finishes and four pole starting positions. The team has led 1,599 laps, completed 20,753 of 23,274 attempted laps (89.2%) and earned an average start of 15.6 and an average finish of 20.2. Denny Hamlin (2016) and Dale Jarrett (1993) both scored Daytona 500 wins for the team and Kyle Busch (2008), Tony Stewart (2005 and 2006) and Jones (2018) have all visited victory lane during the July race weekend.
  • CLASH RECAP: Running in his second Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Jones started from the 20th position after the 20-car field was set by random draw. Running as high as sixth early in the race, Jones was collected in a 17-car accident on lap 56 that brought out the caution. With rain returning to the track, the race was called on lap 59 and Jones was credited with a 20th-place finish.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For the 61st running of the Daytona 500, the No. 20 Toyota Camry will carry the Sport Clips colors. This will be the first time in Sport Clips 11-year partnership with JGR that they will serve as the primary partner on one of the team’s four Camry’s for the Daytona 500. Sport Clips started their partnership with Jones in 2015, sponsoring Jones and the No. 20 Xfinity team at Talladega Superspeedway. Since then, Sport Clips has continued to sponsor Jones throughout his Xfinity career and now in the Cup Series. Sport Clips will be in the No. 20 Camry for the Daytona 500, as well as five more races this season.
  • DUEL STARTING LINEUP: With the front row of the Daytona 500 set, teams now turn their focus to Thursday evenings Duels when the remainder of the lineup for the Daytona 500 will be set. Qualifying in the 14th position during Sunday’s qualifying session, Jones will start from the seventh position of Duel 2 Thursday evening. Live coverage of the Duels will begin at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SIRUS XM Channel 90 Radio.
  • RACE INFO: The Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 17, 2018. Coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Daytona International Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
4 1 1 2 0 21 22.0 21.2

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
75 1 14 32 2 410 12.4 15.9

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I think we all look forward to the Daytona 500 as drivers, not only to get the year back going, but the 500 is a  race we all want to have a shot to win at some point in our careers. I always get pretty excited for the 500 and having my shot to join the list of names who have won the 500 and hoist that trophy at the end of the day. It sure would be nice to start the year off with a win and obviously winning the Daytona 500 would be a really special moment, so we’ll see how it goes with our Sport Clips team.”

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “The 20 team is the last race winner at Daytona in the Cup series so there is some excitement going back to this racetrack. I also felt like we had a really strong car in the 500 last year, and got caught up in someone’s wreck. This is one of the few events that only has very small rules changes from last year, so we’ll get to use our 2018 notebook more so than anywhere else in 2019. If you couple the extra year of experience from Erik and this team, along with already strong runs at this track in 2018, the 20 team should be in contention to run really well and be in the mix at the end of the 500.”

 

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 Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises’ and #17 in its “Franchise 500.” There are more than 1,800 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 “2018 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has contributed $6.5 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 and Denny Hamlin, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Indy Car driver Sebastien Bourdais, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

 

-JGR-

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February 7th, 2019 |

Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview

The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway



No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY – The Clash: Erik Jones returns to Daytona International Speedway as the most recent race winner having won the July 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400. The win marked Jones first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. This will be Jones second Advance Auto Parts Clash. In his lone start at the historical track in the pre-season Clash, Jones started from the fourth position and secured an eighth-place finish.
  • JGR AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 131 total starts at Daytona International Speedway in Cup Series competition between the Daytona 500 and July Cup Series race. In those starts, the team has earned six wins, 29 top-five finishes, 41 top-10 finishes and four pole starting positions. The team has led 1,599 laps, completed 20,753 of 23,274 attempted laps (89.2%) and earned an average start of 15.6 and an average finish of 20.2. Denny Hamlin (2016) and Dale Jarrett (1993) both scored Daytona 500 wins for the team and Kyle Busch (2008), Tony Stewart (2005 and 2006) and Jones (2018) have all visited victory lane during the July race weekend.  For the Advance Auto Parts Clash, JGR teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have both earned wins, most recently with Hamlin winning the 2016 event.
  • DAYTONA 500 QUALIFYING: Prior to Sunday’s Advanced Auto Parts Clash, teams will qualify for the 61st running of the Daytona 500. The qualifying session will set the front row for the Daytona 500 with the remainder of the field being set on Thursday, February 14, when the field competes in two 60-lap races.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For the first time in their 11-year partnership with JGR, Sport Clips will serve as the primary partner on one of the team’s four Camry’s, specifically Jones and the No. 20 team. Sport Clips started their partnership with Jones in 2015, sponsoring Jones and the No. 20 Xfinity team at Talladega Superspeedway. Since then, Sport Clips has continued to sponsor Jones throughout his Xfinity career and now in the Cup Series. Sport Clips will be in the No. 20 Camry for The Clash and the Daytona 500, as well as five more races this season.
  • RACE INFO: The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on Fox Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Daytona International Speedway – The Clash:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
1 0 0 1 0 0 4.0 8.0


Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Daytona International Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
4 1 1 2 0 21 22.0 21.2


Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

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


Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
75 1 14 32 2 410 12.4 15.9


From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I’m looking forward to The Clash. It’s always fun to get back to Daytona and get things rolling again. It’s always fun to be in The Clash. I was in my first one last year and to have another shot to go out and run this year is going to be a lot of fun. It kind of gets you back in the racing mode and back in the right mindset. Looking forward to having a shot to try and go out and start the year with a win.”

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “I can’t wait to get the race season started, and get a short tune up this weekend in the non-points Clash race. It’s been since October since anyone has done any superspeedway racing, so it’ll give Erik and the team a chance to knock the rust off and get back in full form before the 150’s and the 500 the following week. There are also a few small rules changes, and the Clash will give us a shot to work thru some of the new rules and how they’ll affect the handling of the car. So, we can treat it like an extra practice session for the 500.”

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 Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises’ and #17 in its “Franchise 500.” There are more than 1,800 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 “2018 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has contributed $6.5 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 and Denny Hamlin, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Indy Car driver Sebastien Bourdais, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

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Capping off the night spinning some vinyl on the @Shinola record player. Maybe even having a cold pop.

What a night. Best Daytona 500 finish for me and a 1-2-3 finish for JGR. Congrats @dennyhamlin and @cg1751! #DoItForJD

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