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March 27th, 2020 |

NO. 20 CRAFTSMAN TOYOTA CAMRY PREVIEW (eNASCAR) – Texas Invitational Advance

Details:

  • Race:              O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 (Round 2)
  • Series:            eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series
  • Time/Date:    1 p.m. EDT on Sunday, March 29
  • Location:       Virtual Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
  • Distance:        125 laps (187.5 miles)

Where to Watch:

  • FOX network
  • Announcers: Jeff Gordon, Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds, with in-race commentary from Clint Bowyer.
  • FS1 (DIRECTV Channel 219 and Dish Channel 150)
  • FOX Sports Go app
  • FOX Sports Racing for fans in Canada

DYK?:

  • Last Sunday’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway was the single most-watched esports event in U.S. history. The race drew 903,000 viewers on FS1, besting the previous high of 770,000 viewers when Mortal Kombat aired on The CW in 2016.
  • The race was the highest-rated broadcast on FS1 since mass postponements of sporting events began on March 15.
  • During the race, the #ProInvitationalSeries was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter in the United States.

Overview:

  • The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is an exhibition esports series featuring a collection of actual racecar drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.
  • The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series kicked off last Sunday at Homestead. It is a multi-week series emulating the original 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
  • With the sports world on a necessary hiatus to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series exists in place of actual NASCAR events.
  • Each race in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series consists of 35 drivers and all races are broadcast by FOX Sports.

Erik Jones, driver of the No. 20 Craftsman Toyota Camry:    

“I honestly did not know how I’d do in last week’s race at Homestead. It had been forever since I last went iRacing, so it was like I was a rookie all over again. But things came to me fairly quickly, although I’m still nowhere near where I want to be. Performance aside, I think we all came away from that race impressed with how the entire industry rallied around it, and fans seemed to like it too. Now we’re on big FOX this Sunday, so even more people will be watching. Obviously, that’s good, but it does kind of ramp up the pressure. You want to do well. Even though it’s a simulation, we’re all competitors and we want to win. And it’s appropriate that I’ve got CRAFTSMAN on my Toyota Camry this Sunday at Texas. I moved into a new house this week and between putting furniture together, hanging stuff up and even fixing a few things that broke, if I wasn’t carrying a box I was carrying a screwdriver or a wrench. iRacing practice time took a backseat to the move, so I hope my limited practice time doesn’t show up in the race.”

  • Jones started 25th and finished 10th in last week’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Homestead.
  • Jones dusted off his iRacing skills for Homestead, as the race marked his return to iRacing after a lengthy layoff. In a tweet before the race, Jones said, “The last time I went iRacing, there was a solar eclipse. So, yeah, two rare events. Don’t miss this one!” For those wondering, the last solar eclipse in the U.S. happened on Aug. 21, 2017. Jones was 24 races into his rookie season in the NASCAR Cup Series.
  • In actual NASCAR Cup Series racing at Texas, Jones has three top-five and five top-10 finishes in seven career starts.
  • Jones’ best Texas finish is fourth, earned three straight times (April 2018, November 2018 and March 2019.)
  • In Jones’ last five starts at Texas, he has finished in the top-10 each time.
  • Jones is a three-time Xfinity Series winner at Texas. He won in his first Xfinity Series start at Texas on April 10, 2015. Jones then swept Texas’ 2017 slate of Xfinity Series races.
  • Jones has six career Xfinity Series starts at Texas and has never finished lower than fourth. And he’s qualified on the front row in every start except one, when he qualified third for the November 2015 race.
  • Jones is also a Truck Series winner at Texas. His third and most recent Truck Series start at Texas came in November 2015 and it ended in victory lane. It was Jones’ seventh career Truck Series win. Jones has only made two Truck Series starts since – one in 2016 and one in 2018. He scored top-10s in both.

 

-JGR-

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March 11th, 2020 |

No. 20 STANLEY Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – Atlanta Motor Speedway

No. 20 STANLEY Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones has three starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those three starts, his best finish is seventh in 2017 and all three starts have resulted in top-15 finishes. Jones has two starts in the Xfinity Series with a best finish of third and in the Truck Series he has one start with a seventh-place finish.
  • JGR AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 107 total starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned 11 wins, 34 top-five finishes, 49 top-10 finishes and four pole starting positions. The team has led 2,601 laps, completed 33,450 of 34,681 attempted laps (96.5%) and earned an average start of 15.7 and an average finish of 14.7. Bobby Labonte has six wins for the team followed by Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch each with two wins and Denny Hamlin with one win.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This weekend STANLEY will be on the No. 20 Toyota Camry for the first time this season as one of four Stanley Black and Decker brands represented on the car during the 2020 season.
  • PHOENIX RECAP: Jones and the No. 20 team qualified in the 11th position at Phoenix Raceway and ran in the top 15 before spinning late in the race and going three laps down. The team was credited with a 28th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 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 Atlanta Motor Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
3 0 0 1 0 0 16.0 10.7

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
4 0 0 1 0 0 17.5 19.8

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
115 2 24 50 2 582 13.3 16.1

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Atlanta has been a good track for us in the past and I think we’ll have a good race this weekend in Atlanta. The track is old, worn out and slick and that makes for good racing. We’ve run well the last few weeks, but don’t have the finishes to show for it. I think Atlanta is a place where we can turn that around and get back on the right track.”

 

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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  • Systems Integration
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  • Standards Development & Strategic Planning
  • Software Support, Consultation and Integration
  • System Design, Installation, Service and Monitoring
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February 27th, 2020 |

No. 20 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – Auto Club Speedway

Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones has three starts at Auto Club Speedway in Cup Series competition with his best finish at the Southern California track coming in 2018 when he finished seventh. In addition to his Cup starts, Jones has three starts at the 2.0-mile track in the Xfinity Series with a best finish of third in 2015.
  • JGR AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 85 total starts at Auto Club Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned three wins, 19 top-five finishes, 37 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. The team has led 1,080 laps, completed 18,573 of 19,384 attempted laps (95.8%) and earned an average start of 14.0 and an average finish of 15.9. Kyle Busch has earned all three wins for the team at the 2.0-mile California track.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This weekend Reser’s will serve as the primary partner for Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team. In addition to this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, Reser’s will be the primary partner for two more races this season at Dover International Speedway (August 23) and Kansas Speedway (October 18).
  • RESER’S DELI SALAD FAVORITES:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • LAS VEGAS RECAP: With rain washing out qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the field for Sunday’s race was set by the 2019 point standings placing Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team 16th on the starting grid. From the start of the race, Jones and the team struggled with the handling of their Camry, running most of the race outside the top 20. Making significant changes throughout the race, Jones looked to be on his way to a top 15 finish when contact on the last restart resulted in a cut tire and dropped the No. 20 team to a 23rd-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 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 Auto Club Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
3 0 0 1 0 0 12.0 12.7

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
2 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 20.5

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
113 2 24 49 2 582 13.3 16.1

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: What are your thoughts heading to Fontana this week?

“I think it’s going to be different. Going into Fontana last year, no one really knew what we needed car-wise, balance-wise and this year we have a whole notebook to look back on to try to get better. I think it’s going to be a different race than last year. I think there will be a lot more lifting, the cars will be faster. Everybody has just gotten their cars better and more efficient and faster on the straightaways and that makes for more lifting in the corners. It will probably be a little different race, but Fontana is always a good show. I really like going there. It’s cool you can pretty much run anywhere on the track. It will be exciting, but a little bit different from what we had.”

 

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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February 20th, 2020 |

No. 20 IRWIN SPEEDBOR Toyota Camry Preview (NCS) – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

No. 20 IRWIN SPEEDBOR Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones has five starts in the Cup Series at the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While he’s had fast Camry’s and sat on the pole for one race, luck hasn’t been on his side and Jones has only one top-10 finish in the Cup Series to his name. His best-career finish at the track in the Cup Series came in 2018 when he finished eighth. With starts in both the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series at the track, Jones has a career-best finish of third in the Xfinity Series in 2016 and scored a win in the Truck Series in 2014.
  • JGR AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 72 total starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned three wins, 16 top-five finishes, 32 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. The team has led 571 laps, completed 17,926 of 19,069 attempted laps (94.0%) and earned an average start of 14.2 and an average finish of 15.4. Martin Truex, Jr. won at the track last season adding to Kyle Busch’s 2009 win and Matt Kenseth’s 2013 visit to victory lane.
  • DAYTONA 500 RECAP: Competing in his fourth Daytona 500, Erik Jones qualified in the 14th position for The Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway. With a fast Camry, Jones looked poised for a strong run in the rain-delayed race, but a late-race on-track incident derailed the team of a strong finish after an extended unscheduled green-flag stop on pit road. Focused on finishing the race, but two laps down, Jones was able to avoid several late-race accidents to advance from 34th to 18th in the final 30 laps.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For the first race of the west coast swing, Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team will debut a new paint scheme with IRWIN serving as the primary partner. IRWIN tools is a Stanley Black and Decker brand and will be featured on the No. 20 Camry at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (February 23) and Richmond Raceway (September 12).
  • RACE INFO: The Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, February 23, 2020. Coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
5 0 0 1 1 0 12.4 22.4

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
1 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 18.0

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
112 2 24 49 2 582 13.2 16.0

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I’m excited to get to a mile-and-half track this weekend and a track where I’ve had a lot of speed in the past, but things just haven’t gone our way to have the finishes to show how good our Camry’s have been. It’s cool to have IRWIN on the No. 20 Camry this weekend and hopefully we can get them a good finish or a trip to victory lane for their first race with us.”

 

About IRWIN:

IRWIN® manufactures and distributes a broad line of hand tools and power tool accessories under the IRWIN® brand including VISE-GRIP® pliers and wrenches, MARATHON® saw blades, QUICK-GRIP® clamping tools, SPEEDBOR® wood drilling bits, STRAIT-LINE® marking tools, UNIBIT® step drill bits, MARPLES® fine woodworking tools, and HANSON® taps and dies. IRWIN Tools is a part of Stanley Black & Decker. For more information, call 1-800-GO-IRWIN or visit www.irwin.com.

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November 12th, 2019 |

No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry Preview (MENCS) – Homestead-Miami Speedway

No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY: For the final race of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season, teams head to sunny Florida to the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway. With only two Cup Series starts at the track, Erik Jones has a best finish of 21st in 2017. Jones also has two starts at the track in the Xfinity Series with a career-best finish of third in 2015. With one lone start at the track in the Truck Series, Jones finished sixth in 2015 on his way to capturing the Truck Series championship.
  • JGR AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 59 total starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned six wins, 15 top-five finishes, 30 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. The team has led 1,303 laps, completed 15,536 of 15,768 attempted laps (98.5%) and earned an average start of 14.8 and an average finish of 14.5. Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin each have two wins for JGR at the south Florida track with Bobby Labonte and Kyle Busch with one win each.
  • MAKING HISTORY: With Denny Hamlin’s win last weekend at ISM Raceway, JGR ties Hendrick Motorsports with the most Cup Series wins in one season at 18 and becomes the first team to have three drivers advance to the final four for the championship race.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week DEWALT returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry for the final race of the 2019 season.
  • PHOENIX RACE RECAP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team started the race at ISM Raceway from the ninth position and ran most of the 334-lap race in the top 10 before finishing with a strong seventh-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, November 17, 2019. Coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN Radio, SIRIUS XM Channel 90 and the NBC Sports App.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Homestead-Miami Speedway: 

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
2 0 0 0 0 0 10.5 24.0

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
35 1 9 16 0 172 14.9 16.6

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
110 2 23 48 2 582 13.2 16.1

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Coming off a top 10 at Phoenix, the 20 team is looking to finish the season strong and start building on the 2020 season. Homestead is a tough track and one I have run well at in the Truck and Xfinity Series, but struggled at a little on the Cup side. It’s a place where you have to run so close to the wall and really find the line with getting close enough and still having speed without getting too close and damaging your car. I always enjoy running at Homestead and think we can go there, have a good day on the track and on pit road and leave with a solid finish to end the 2019 season.”

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “This week is always a tough race, and really pretty unique with the 2019 aero package and such an abrasive track surface at Homestead. The balance of short-run speed and long-run speed is tough to compromise. It’s also a tough place to stay out of trouble since the line really moves up, and it’s risky to race at the wall for the majority of the race. The 20 team is looking forward to closing out the season with a solid run and hopefully helping JGR celebrate a championship.”

 

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