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November 5th, 2020 |

No. 20 DEWALT ATOMIC Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway

No. 20 DEWALT ATOMIC Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT PHOENIX RACEWAY: Erik Jones will make his ninth-career Cup Series start at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday afternoon for the 2020 season finale. In his previous eight starts at the Arizona short track, Jones has four top-10 finishes with a career-best finish of fourth in 2017. In addition to his Cup Series starts, Jones has seven starts at the track in the Xfinity Series with five top-five finishes and all seven finishes in the top 10. In the Truck Series, Phoenix Raceway will always hold a special place for Jones as the location of his first-career Truck Series win and first win NASCAR’s top-three series. Including his memorable first win, Jones has two wins and a ninth-place finish in just three starts in the Truck Series at the one-mile track.
  • JGR AT PHOENIX RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 123 total starts at Phoenix Raceway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned six wins, 38 top-five finishes, 64 top-10 finishes and six pole starting positions. The team has led 2,492 laps, completed 37,385 of 38,265 attempted laps (97.7%) and earned an average start of 11.0 and an average finish of 13.1. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch lead the team with two wins each and Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth have each earned one win for the team.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: DEWALT ATOMIC:
    • For the final race of the 2020 season, the No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry will carry a special paint scheme featuring DEWALT ATOMIC.
    • The ATOMIC Compact Series ™ is an addition to the 20V MAX* system, which is DEWALT’s largest cordless platform with 200+ products.
    • Where Size Meets Power, the ATOMIC™ Compact Series combines performance and durability in a compact format for a variety of applications.
  • STARTING LINE UP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 team will start Sunday’s race from the 14th position.
  • MARTINSVILLE RECAP: Jones started the race at Martinsville Speedway from the 19th position and finished stage one in the 12th position and finished stage two in 17th. During the final stage, Jones was able to run as high as ninth before finishing the race with a solid 12th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, November 8, 2020. Coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Phoenix Raceway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
8 0 1 4 0 11 9.0 15.1

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
35 0 9 13 0 65 17.5 15.8

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
146 2 33 62 2 647 14.2 15.9

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I’m looking forward to going to Phoenix this weekend and ending the season with a strong run. Phoenix has always been a good track for me, winning my first NASCAR race early in my Truck career and coming really close to winning in both Xfinity and Cup. We had a really good car earlier this year at Phoenix, but spun late in the race and that took us out of contention. I’m excited for this weekend and think we have a shot to end the season and my time in the 20 car with a win. It would be really cool to be able to get a win and celebrate with everyone at JGR and all the partners who have been with me during my time at JGR. I’m ready to get there this weekend and see what we can do.”

About DEWALT

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October 30th, 2020 |

No. 20 Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway

No. 20 Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his eighth Cup Series start at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon. In his previous seven starts in the Cup Series at the Virginia short-track, Jones has a career-best finish of seventh in 2017. In addition to his Cup Series starts, Jones has five Truck Series starts at the track, including his first-career NASCAR start in 2013 when he was just 16 years old. Of those five starts, his best finish is third in 2015.
  • JGR AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 142 total starts at Martinsville Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned 12 wins, 50 top-five finishes, 76 top-10 finishes and 10 pole starting positions. The team has led 5,518 laps, completed 68,936 of 70,978 attempted laps (97.1%) and earned an average start of 12.8 and an average finish of 13.0. Denny Hamlin leads the team with five wins, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. each have two wins for JGR at the track and Bobby Labonte has one win for JGR at the Virginia short track.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For this week’s race at Martinsville Speedway, Jones will have Toyota as the primary partner on the No. 20 Camry.
  • STARTING LINE UP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 team will start Sunday’s race from the 19th position.
  • TEXAS RECAP: Jones and the No. 20 team started the race at Texas Motor Speedway from the 17th position. Following a three-day rain delay, Jones was able to run up front and lead laps, but was caught a lap down late in the race during green-flag pit stops and finished with a 21st-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, November 1, 2020. Coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Martinsville Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
7 0 0 0 0 0 13.7 21.6

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
34 0 9 13 0 65 17.4 15.9

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
145 2 33 62 2 647 14.2 16.0

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Martinsville has been kind of a challenging track for us, but I think the last few times we’ve been there we’ve actually been pretty decent, just haven’t got the results we’ve wanted. That’s kind of been our struggle this year, we’ve had pretty fast cars and just had some things not go our way. We’ve had some parts failures, I’ve made some mistakes and we haven’t gotten the finishes we deserve. We’ve got better the last few weeks and put together some good finishes and that’s been nice. Martinsville has definitely been my toughest track on the schedule, but I’m looking forward to getting there this weekend and having a good run. We’ve got two races left in the season and I think we can finish it with two strong races at Martinsville and Phoenix.”

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October 22nd, 2020 |

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his ninth-career Cup Series start at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon for the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500. One of his most successful tracks, Jones most recently finished sixth at the track and has finished in the top-10 in his last six Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition to his Cup Series success, Jones has six starts at the track in the Xfinity Series with three wins and all six finishes in the top four. His first win at the 1.5-mile track in the Xfinity Series also marked his first-career win in the Xfinity Series in just his ninth series start. In the Truck Series, Jones has three starts with one win and all three finishes in the top 15.
  • JGR AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 120 total starts at Texas Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned eight wins, 32 top-five finishes, 55 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. The team has led 2,044 laps, completed 38,675 of 40,000 attempted laps (96.7 %) and earned an average start of 14.7 and an average finish of 14.7. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch lead the team with three wins each and Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards each earned a win for the team.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For this week’s race at Texas Motor Speedway, Georgetown, Texas-based Sport Clips will serve as the primary partner for Jones and the No. 20 team. This will mark their final race of the season with the No. 20 team and last race with Jones. Always a good luck charm, Sport Clips has been on the No. 20 Camry four times this season earning top-five finishes in each race, including a win at the season opening Busch Clash.
  • STARTING LINE UP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips team will start Sunday’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway from the 17th position.
  • KANSAS RECAP: Jones and the No. 20 team started the race at Kansas Speedway from the 11th position and started the race poised for a strong run finishing stage one in the fifth position. The team started stage two from fourth, but lost the handling of the Reser’s Camry throughout the stage. Jones had to battle back from a lap down on two different occasions and finished the race with a 20th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, October 25, 2020. Coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Texas Motor Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
8 0 3 6 0 110 14.4 9.0

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
33 0 9 13 0 63 17.4 15.7

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
144 2 33 62 2 645 14.2 15.9

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Texas has been a really good track for us. I’m excited to get back there again and have Sport Clips on the car with us this weekend. Sport Clips has been a huge part of my career at JGR from Xfinity to Cup and we’ve had some really cool wins together. With only a few races left this season, I really want to get a win for not only the guys on this 20 team who have been with me, but all the partners who have been with me over the years at JGR. We’re in Sport Clips back yard this weekend, so it would be pretty cool to get them a win. Texas has been a great track for me over the years and we’ve been close to a lot of wins in the Cup Series, and won a few races there in Xfinity and trucks. Hopefully we can unload Sunday with a fast Camry and finally get a Cup win at Texas.”

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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October 16th, 2020 |

No. 20 Reser’s Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway

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

  • JONES AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his ninth-career Cup Series start at Kansas Speedway this weekend for the Hollywood Casino 400. In his previous eight starts at the 1.5-mile track, Jones has a career-best finish of third in the Spring 2019 race and has finished in the top 10 in his last five starts at the track. Jones also has starts in the Xfinity and Truck Series. In the Xfinity Series, Jones has two starts and dominated the 2017 race, leading 186 of 200 laps before finishing 15th. Similar to the Xfinity Series, Jones dominated the 2015 Truck Series race leading 151 of 167 laps before finishing 11th. Kansas marks the place of Jones first-career Cup Series start from when he filled in for the injured Kyle Busch in 2015. During his Series debut, Jones started the race from the 12th position, led one lap and was poised for a strong finish before a late-race incident ended his day in the No. 18 Camry with a 40th-place finish.
  • JGR AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 95 total starts at Kansas Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned six wins, 25 top-five finishes, 39 top-10 finishes and two pole starting positions. The team has led 1,236 laps, completed 24,288 of 25,273 attempted laps (96.1 %) and earned an average start of 12.6 and an average finish of 15.7. Denny Hamlin leads the team with three wins followed by Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch with one win each at the 1.5-mile track.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week Reser’s Fine Foods will be on the No. 20 Camry for their last primary race of the 2020 season with Jones.
  • 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 delicious American Classics salads are available in the deli section of grocers nationwide.
  • STARTING LINE UP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 Reser’s team will start Sunday’s race at the Kansas Speedway from the 11th position.
  • CHARLOTTE ROVAL RECAP: Jones and the No. 20 team started the race at the Charlotte ROVAL from the 14th position, but had to fall to the rear of the field before taking the green flag due to an unapproved adjustment prior to the start of the race. Jones was able to battle his way to 10th by the end of stage one and finished stage two in 19th. With a fast Camry, Jones was able to earn a solid third-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, October 18, 2020. Coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Kansas Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
8 0 3 5 0 3 14.4 15.4

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
32 0 9 13 0 63 17.6 15.6

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
143 2 33 62 2 645 14.2 15.9

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I like Kansas a lot and with the momentum from the last few weeks on our side, I think we can go there this weekend and contend for the win. We’ve come close to winning in the past at Kansas and it’s a place I’ve always run well at over the years in Cup, Xfinity and Truck. We’ve got Reser’s on the car this weekend for their last primary race and it would be cool to get them a win. Kansas has always been a big track for them with their plants nearby. Reser’s has been a big part of my career at JGR and we’ve been able to celebrate with a few wins over the years. We’ve got a good starting spot for Sunday and hopefully we can run up front and contend for the win and get our first win of the season this weekend at Kansas with Reser’s.”

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 8th, 2020 |

No. 20 Craftsman ACE/CMN Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL

No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROVAL: Erik Jones will make his third-career start at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL this weekend. In his previous two starts at the ROVAL, luck hasn’t been on his side and he’s finished both races outside the top 20.
  • JGR AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROVAL: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has eight total starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned one top-10 finish with Martin True Jr.’s seventh-place finish in 2019. The team has led one lap, completed 769 of 872 attempted laps (88.2%) and earned an average start of 17.2 and an average finish of 24.8.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week, Jones and the No. 20 team will carry a special paint scheme, the No. 20 CRAFTSMAN ACE/Children’s Miracle Network Toyota Camry. Four children from Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte helped design the paint scheme by imagining their own superhero powers: Zackery, age 14, and Sofia, age 12, both chose the power of teleportation; Christian, age 12 selected invincibility; and Kyler, age 12, selected the power to be invisible. With COVID-19 limiting the traditional Racing for a Miracle at-track experiences, the paint scheme was unveiled in a victory-lane style burnout amidst a cloud of white smoke. The children will be honorary JGR team members for the race, with their cardboard cut-outs sitting in Jones’ pit box during the race. The children also had opportunities for remote and virtual experiences to replicate race-day fun, including a virtual e-race with Jones.
  • STARTING LINE UP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 CRAFTSMAN team will start Sunday’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL from the 14th position.
  • TALLADEGA RECAP: Jones and the No. 20 team started the race at Talladega Superspeedway from the 16th position and led 13 laps throughout the race before finishing second to teammate Denny Hamlin.
  • RACE INFO: The Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL is scheduled for Sunday, October 11, 2020. Coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

 

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

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
2 0 0 0 0 0 13.5 35.0

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
31 0 8 12 0 62 17.7 16.0

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
142 2 32 61 2 644 14.2 16.0

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “The ROVAL hasn’t been one of our best tracks, but I’m hoping we can go out this weekend and have a strong run in a pretty special scheme. For the second year in a row, I’m honored to be driving a special CRAFTSMAN scheme and support the Children’s Miracle Network as part of CRAFTSMAN’s Racing for a Miracle program. I’m excited and proud to drive a car designed and inspired by four of my new friends and real-life superheroes, Zackery, Christian, Sofia and Kyler. Each chose the superhero power they would want and we created a really cool scheme showcasing each one of them. Even though they can’t be at the track with us this weekend, I hope they’ll be watching the race and that we can get a win for them. From myself and everyone on the 20 team this weekend, this race is for Zackery, Christian, Sofia and Kyler.”

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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