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Preview – 2018 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

August 14, 2018

Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway
 
No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:
  • JONES AT BRISTOL: Erik Jones will make his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at the .533-mile track of Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend driving the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry. Prior to his first-career win earlier this season at Daytona International Speedway, Bristol held the honor of Jones’ best-career finish in the Cup Series following this race last year where Jones won his first-career pole in the Cup series and led 260 of 500 laps before finishing second to Kyle Busch.
  • JGR AT BRISTOL: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 126 total starts at Bristol Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition earning 11 wins, 29 top-five finishes, 47 top-10 finishes and 10 pole starting positions. The team has led 5,561 laps, completed 58,406 of 62,934 attempted laps (92.8%) and earned an average start of 15.1 and an average finish of 17.8. Kyle Busch leads the team with six wins followed by Matt Kenseth with two wins and Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards each scoring one win for the team.  
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: For this weekend’s night race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sport Clips returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry with Erik Jones.
  • FANATICS APPEARANCE: Erik Jones will be signing for fans prior to Saturday’s night race at Bristol Motor Speedway at the Fanatics trailer beginning at 4:20 p.m.ET. Stop by and pick up your latest Erik Jones Swag and team 20 gear!
  • MICHIGAN RECAP:  Racing in front of his home crowd, Byron, Michigan native Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team qualified in the fourth position at Michigan International Speedway and after two early spins, fought hard to come back and finish the Consumers Energy 400 in the 13th position.
  • POINT STANDINGS UPDATE: Jones remains 13th in the points standings following his 13th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway. With his win at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 2018, Jones is locked in to the 2018 Playoffs.   
  • RACE INFO: The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, August 18, 2018. Coverage 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
3
0
1
1
1
260
9.3
15.0
 
Jones 2018 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:
Starts
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Poles
Laps Led
Avg. Start
Avg. Finish
23
1
4
11
0
88
10.6
13.8
 
Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:
Starts
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Poles
Laps Led
Avg. Start
Avg. Finish
62
1
9
25
1
399
12.8
16.2
 
From the Driver’s Seat:
Erik Jones: “Bristol is a track that I always look forward to getting to and overall, if you look back at the history in the Xfinity Series, and Cup Series as well, past races have been pretty good to us. I think we always mark down Bristol as a track where we have a shot to contend for a win and hopefully we can get that second win this weekend. I am excited to get there and excited to go out there and have a shot to win. It’s one of my favorite tracks that we go to all year, so I’m looking forward to getting back there and having another good run.
 
From the Pit Box:
Chris Gayle: “The night Bristol race is one of the best events of the year in my opinion. I always enjoy getting back to short track events and even more so at this night event. It’ll be a great change of pace to put the aerodynamic racing behind us and concentrate on the mechanical side that Bristol provides. This has been a really good track for Erik in the past and we ran really well at this event last year. Hopefully we can repeat the performance of last year in qualifying and come out one position better in the race.” 
About Sport Clips Haircuts:
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 10 in its “Franchise 500.” There are more than 1,700 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a “2018 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “haircuts with heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has given more than $4.1 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Indy Car driver Sebastien Bourdais, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.