Posted: September 16th, 2020

No. 20 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his eighth-career Cup Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway when teams return to the Tennessee short track for Saturday night’s race. In his previous seven starts at the track, Jones has one pole, three top-five finishes and has led 293. His best-career finish in the Cup Series is a second-place finish from his rookie season in 2017 where he led 260 of 500 laps before finishing in the runner-up position to Kyle Busch. In the Xfinity Series, Jones has six starts with two wins and in the Truck Series, he has start with a sixth-place finish.
  • JGR AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 142 total starts at Bristol Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned 13 wins, 36 top-five finishes, 54 top-10 finishes and 11 pole starting positions. The team has led 6,064 laps, completed 66,391 of 70,934 attempted laps (93.6%) and earned an average start of 14.6 and an average finish of 17.1. Kyle Busch leads the team with seven wins followed by Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth with two wins each and Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards each have one win for the team.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the No. 20 Toyota Camry will carry Auto-Owners Insurance. Established in 1916, Auto-Owners Insurance Group is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan. Recognized for exceptional financial strength and stability, it is among the nation’s largest insurers and writes more than five million policies annually. The company is represented by 48,000 licensed agents in 26 states and offers multiple lines of insurance including life, home, auto and business. This will be the second and final time the special Simple Human Sense scheme will appear on the No. 20 Toyota Camry this season.
  • STARTING LINE UP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team will start Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway from the 24th position.
  • RICHMOND RECAP:  Starting the Saturday night race at Richmond Raceway from the 17th position, Jones and the No. 20 team struggled with a tight-handling Camry most of the race and with limited cautions and opportunities to adjust on the car, finished the race in 22nd place, two laps down to the leaders.
  • RACE INFO: The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020. Coverage of the race will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Bristol Motor Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
7 0 3 3 1 293 10.0 14.4

 

Jones 2020 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
28 0 6 9 0 49 17.9 17.2

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
139 2 30 58 2 631 14..2 16.2

 

From the Driver’s Seat: 

Erik Jones: “Bristol has always been one of my favorite tracks and a track where I feel we have a shot at the win every time we show up. We’ve been so close to the win there the last few years and had a top-five finish earlier this year. We’ve always got good speed and have fast cars, and that’s a good feeling to know we are going there and should be in contention from the start of the race. We should start mid pack and we’ve got 500 miles to get to the front and put ourselves in the right spot at the end to give ourselves a shot at the win. I’m excited to get to Bristol. It’s always a fun race and I’m looking forward to getting Auto-Owners Insurance a good finish in their last race of the year with the 20 team.”

 

About Auto-Owners Insurance

Established in 1916 and headquartered in Lansing, Michigan, Auto-Owners Insurance Group is the 15th-largest property/casualty insurance group in the nation, based on written premium of over $7.4 billion. The company also ranks 375th on the Fortune 500 list. Auto-Owners is one of nine insurance carrier groups in the U.S. to receive the highest rating possible, A++ Superior, by A.M. Best, which is a nationally recognized rating agency for insurance companies. Auto-Owners offers auto, home, business and life insurance through more than 44,000 licensed independent agents in its 26 operating states. Auto-Owners owns Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company which sells excess and surplus lines polices in 49 states and is affiliated with Concord General Mutual which sells property & casualty products in four states. Auto-Owners employs over 5,000 associates nationwide. Find your agent at auto-owners.com, and connect with Auto-Owners Insurance on Facebook and Twitter (@AutoOwnersIns).