Press Updates

March 7th, 2020 |

Phoenix Qualifying Report

Phoenix Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona is home for the NASCAR Cup series this weekend for the fourth race of the season. With the 2020 season still heating up, Erik Jones and the No. 20 team are searching for speed and are looking forward to Sunday’s race here at Phoenix. Two practice sessions on Friday allowed time for crew chief Chris Gayle to work with Jones and team to adjust the No. 20 Interstate Batteries Toyota. In both practices they posted a top-1o standing among the field of 37 cars.

On Saturday the team took to the 1.5-mile track for one two-lap qualifying session, posting a 11th quick lap time at 137.106 mph. Tune in Sunday as the NASCAR Cup series race field takes the green flag at 3:30pm ET, broadcast on FOX.

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February 29th, 2020 |

Fontana Qualifying Report

The NASCAR Cup Series took to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California for the second leg of the west coast swing. Erik Jones and the No. 20 Reser’s Toyota Camry team are coming off a 23rd finish in Las Vegas and digging deep for speed this weekend. In the two practice sessions on Friday Erik averaged a speed of 174.537 and made adjustments to prepare for the single car, two-lap qualifying session. Erik Jones will be starting the Auto Club 400 in the 29th starting position.

On Sunday the NASCAR cup series race field will take the green flag at 3:30pm ET, broadcast on FOX.

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February 22nd, 2020 |

Las Vegas Qualifying Report

The NASCAR Cup series traveled west to Las Vegas to compete in the Pennzoil 400 set to take place Sunday, February 23rd. In the past, Erik has shown good speed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, capturing the pole in the 2018 season. Due to rain, Cup series qualifying was cancelled and the starting line up for Sunday’s race was created based on points.

Erik Jones in the No. 20 Irwin Toyota Camry will be starting in the 16th position.

Tune in at 3:30 pm ET for the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, broadcast on FOX.

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February 9th, 2020 |

Daytona 500 Pole Qualifying Report

The NASCAR Cup Series kicked off the 2020 season at the infamous Daytona International Speedway with pole qualifying for 62nd annual Daytona 500 set to take place on February 16th. This unique qualifying event determines who will start the Daytona 500 in the first position and all other drivers are placed into the Duels at Daytona based on their qualifying time. Sunday’s first Daytona 500 practice session left Erik Jones and the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team feeling confident with their DeWalt Toyota Camry which ranked 4th fastest in a field of 43 cars.

Erik Jones was the final competitor to take the 2.5 mile track for one two-lap qualifying session on Sunday afternoon. The No. 20 DeWalt Camry posted a 10th quick lap, running at speeds over 192 mph. This time will place him into the second Duel at Daytona, starting in the 5th position. The results from the duels will determine the official line up for the start of the Daytona 500.

On Thursday the NASCAR Cup Series race field will take the green flag for the Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona at 7:00pm ET, broadcast on FS1.

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November 15th, 2019 |

Homestead-Miami Speedway Qualifying Replaced with Practice; Field Set by Rule Book

Homestead-Miami Speedway and the surrounding south Florida areas saw rain showers most of the day on Friday, what was scheduled to be practice day for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) field. As the season-finale race is important to naming a MENCS Champion for the 2019 season, NASCAR made a decision that would alter the Saturday on-track schedule. Instead of an afternoon qualifying session, Erik Jones and the No. 20 DeWalt team, along with the full field, would take to the track for a one-hour practice session in preparation for Sunday’s main event. NASCAR therefore set the field based on the rule book and points, setting Jones in row eight, starting 16th as per his position in the final Playoff Standings. The Championship determining main event will roll off at 3:00pm ET and will be broadcast on NBC. The MENCS garage will then take a hiatus and return for the 2020 race season once again, at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona, Florida on Sunday, February 9th for the qualifying of the Daytona 500 “Great American Race.”

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