Posted: June 26th, 2019

No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his third-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Chicagoland Speedway this Sunday piloting the No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry. In his two previous Cup Series starts at the track, Jones has a best finish of sixth in 2018. Jones also has four starts at the 1.5-mile track in the Xfinity Series earning two wins and has led 200 laps. Jones has one lone Truck Series start resulting in a sixth-place finish. The track is also home to Jones’ first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series start on July 19, 2014 where he started from the fourth position and finished seventh after leading two laps.
  • JGR AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 55 total starts at Chicagoland Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned six wins, 16 top-five finishes, 29 top-10 finishes and two pole starting positions. The team has led 1,078 laps, completed 14,414 of 14,706 attempted laps (98.0%) and earned an average start of 14.1 and an average finish of 13.6. Tony Stewart earned the first win for JGR capturing wins in 2004 and 2007. Kyle Busch followed with wins in 2008 and most recently in 2018. In addition, Matt Kenseth earned a win in 2013 with Denny Hamlin scoring a win in 2015.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: DEWALT returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend for the 17th race of the 2019 season.
  • SONOMA RACE RECAP: Following a flat tire in qualifying, Jones started the race at Sonoma Raceway from the back of the field and immediately focused on making his way to the front. Patience and pit strategy played out for the No. 20 team and Jones was able to cross the finish line solidly in eighth place.
  • RACE INFO: The Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, June 30, 2019. Coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SIRIUS XM Channel 90.


Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Chicagoland Speedway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
2 0 0 1 0 0 16.5 19.5


Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
16 0 4 7 0 44 16.9 15.8


Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
91 1 18 39 2 454 13.2 15.8


From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I’m excited to get to Chicago. Chicago has been a good track for me in the past. We’ve had good success there in Xfinity and Trucks as well. With the Cup car we’ve always run well the last few years. I feel like the last few mile-and-half races we’ve got a hang of the package pretty well and had fast Camry’s. Hopefully we can put it all together and come out with a win.”


From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “We should have a really good car for Chicago this weekend. As you look at the season as a whole we’ve been really fast and had a lot of weird items/problems keep us from getting the finishes indicative of our speed. Chicago was a really strong track for us last year and we had really good long run speed to come back from an early pit stop and restart issue to finish sixth. Not a whole lot from 2018 transfers to the setups and car speed at the intermediate tracks in 2019; however, typically a good car at Charlotte is a good car in Chicago. I feel like we had a really strong car in Charlotte and didn’t get to show it due to the tire issue early in the race. So I’m very excited to get to Chicago and show what kind of car speed we have. I definitely think it’s a place we can go get the first win of the season and get locked into the Playoffs.”



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