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Erik Jones Driver Bio

Birthdate: May 30, 1996
Hometown: Byron, Mich.
Career Poles: 2 (Cup) | 15 (NXS) | 7 (NCWTS)
Career Wins: 1 (Cup) | 9 (NXS) | 7 (NCWTS)
Best Championship Finish: 19th-2017 (Cup) 4th-2016 (NXS) | 1st-2015 (NCWTS)

In 2013, Erik Jones became the first 16-year old to compete in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race since team owner Kyle Busch in 2001. He then captured his first win in the Truck Series at Phoenix (17 years, five months and eight days) in his fifth start. Later that season Jones became the third driver in history to score back-to-back victories in the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., one year after holding off Kyle Busch to pick up his first win.

Jones won the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Also that season, Jones picked up wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Texas and Chicagoland and made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Kansas Speedway subbing for Kyle Busch.

In 2016, Jones competed full-time in the Xfinity Series with Joe Gibbs Racing, scoring four wins en route to a fourth-place finish in the standings.

The 2017 season saw Jones move to the Cup Series full-time in a second car at Furniture Row Racing, as Martin Truex Jr.’s teammate. He drove the No. 77 Toyota with sponsorship from 5-hour ENERGY and was named Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Jones missed a playoff berth by fewer than 100 points.

In 2018, he’s replacing Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota at Joe Gibbs Racing.