Posted: October 30th, 2020

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.”