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Preview – Foxwoods 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

July 23, 2018

Erik Jones / No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry Preview

Foxwoods 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Heading north this weekend to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Erik Jones will make his third-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at the 1.058-mile short track. In his previous two Cup starts, Jones best-career finish is sixth. Jones also has competed at the track in the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series, earning best finishes of second in Xfinity Series competition and seventh in Truck Series competition.
  • JGR AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 117 total starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Cup Series competition earning 11 wins, 42 top-five finishes, 66 top-10 finishes and eight pole starting positions. The team has led 2,758 laps, completed 34,022 of 34,806 attempted laps (97.7%) and earned an average start of 12.6 and an average finish of 12.0. Denny Hamlin leads the team with four wins, Matt Kenseth with three wins, Toney Stewart with two wins and one win each by Joey Logano and Kyle Busch.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: DEWALT returns to the No. 20 this weekend as the primary sponsor at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • KENTUCKY RECAP: Starting from the second position for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, Jones ran most of the 267-lap race in the top 15 before finishing the race in the seventh position.
  • POINT STANDINGS UPDATE: Jones remains 13th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings following his seventh-place finish at Kentucky Speedway. With his win at Daytona International Speedway, Jones is locked in to the 2018 Playoffs.
  • RACE INFO: The Foxwoods 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, 2018. Coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: 

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
2 0 0 1 0 0 7.0 22.5

Jones 2018 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
19 1 1 2 0 77 11.6 14.7

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
58 1 7 23 1 388 13.3 16.6

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “I’m excited to get to New Hampshire this weekend and continue the strong runs we’ve been having the last few weeks with the win at Daytona and a couple of solid top-10 finishes. Last year at New Hampshire, the first race didn’t go as planned, but the second race we were able to qualify well, stay in the mix and finished sixth. Short tracks are where I learned to race and where I have the most comfort, so that along with the momentum the DEWALT team has right now, we should be able to have another solid weekend and be in the mix at the end.”

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “It’s been a while since we’ve had a short-track race, but this is one that I’m really looking forward to racing. Erik qualified really well at both Loudon races last season, and we had one of our best short track runs of the season at the second Loudon race. It’s a tough place to get the car handling perfect. Trying to get the car to turn well enough thru the middle and early exit of the flat corners and not loose rear traction / grip on late exit is always a bit of a compromise. Not to mention that NASCAR will continue to put traction compound down in the corners similar to last year. So there will be some continued learning of how that process effects practice and the race, and our car adjustment strategy throughout the weekend. However, it’s a great opportunity to continue the momentum this team has built over the last month, and go chase after another win.”

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