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Preview – Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway

July 25, 2018

Erik Jones / No. 20 Reser’s Toyota Camry Preview

Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway

No. 20 Reser’s Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT POCONO RACEWAY: Erik Jones will make his fourth-career Monster Energy Cup Series start this weekend at Watkins Glen International driving the No. 20 Reser’s Toyota Camry. In his three previous Cup Series starts at the track, Jones best finish is third in the June 2017 race. Jones also has starts at the track in Xfinity Series, Truck Series and ARCA Series competition. His best Xfinity Series finish is second in the rain-shortened 2016 event, best Truck finish is sixth and best ARCA finish is second. Earlier this season at Pocono, Jones started the race from 25th and worked his way in to the top 15 before a late-race accident relegated the No. 20 team to a 29th-place finish.
  • JGR AT POCONO RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 126 total starts at Pocono Raceway in Cup Series competition earning 11 wins, 28 top-five finishes, 60 top-10 finishes and 10 pole starting positions. The team has led 1,366 laps, completed 21,529 of 22,778 attempted laps (94.5%) and earned an average start of 11.9 and an average finish of 15.6. Denny Hamlin leads the team with four wins, Bobby Labonte has three wins and Tony Stewart, Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch each have one win for the team.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: Reser’s returns to the No. 20 this weekend as the primary sponsor at Pocono Raceway.
  • RESER’S DELI SALAD FAVORITES IN POCONO:

o   Reser’s American Classics Original Potato Salad, Macaroni and Cole Slaw are favorites in the Pocono market.  With their all-family appeal and flavorful recipes, these delicious salads come in 1 lb. and 3 lb. sizes and are perfect crowd-pleasers at picnics, tailgates and afternoons at the racetrack.

o   All Reser’s American Classics deli salads are made without high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or flavors, so there is more of what you love inside every 1 lb. and 3 lb. container.

o   In the Pocono area, Reser’s American Classics deli salads can be found at Weis Markets, Redners, Giant Food, Safeway and Wegmans.

  • NEW HAMPSHIRE RECAP: Jones and the No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry team started the rain –delayed Foxwoods Resort Casinos 310 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from the seventh position and after struggling with the handling of the No. 20 Camry throughout the race, crossed the finish line in the 16th position.
  • POINT STANDINGS UPDATE: Jones slipped to 14th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings following his 16th-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With his win at Daytona International Speedway, Jones is locked in to the 2018 Playoffs.
  • RACE INFO: The Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2018. Coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Pocono Raceway: 

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
3 0 1 2 0 24 16.3 13.3

Jones 2018 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
20 1 2 9 0 77 11.3 14.8

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
59 1 7 23 1 388 13.2 16.6

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Pocono is a track where I actually have a good bit of experience. I ran some ARCA races there, some Truck races, some Xfinity races, so I’ve made a lot of laps around the track and I’ve always felt comfortable. It’s a fun place to go in the Cup Series especially with as challenging as it is with the shifting and getting your car to handle in all three corners. We didn’t have the best ending to our first race there earlier this year, but I’m ready to get back there and have a solid day in the Reser’s Camry.”

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “This team has one event under its belt at Pocono this season. We had decent speed and could have contended for a top 10 before getting caught up in a late-race wreck on a restart. So this will be a good test to see how well this team does at improving performance from a first event to a second event in the same season. We feel like we have some good notes from the first event and a better handle on what we need to do to be more competitive in the second event. This event is a little different schedule and will also be an impound event which will change everyone’s qualifying package from the spring event. I feel like if we can go and improve on our starting position, and just get our race setup a touch better we can have a really strong finish and let Pocono be the start to another streak of top 10’s or better.”

About Reser’s Fine Foods: 

Family owned and operated, Reser’s is the leading provider of fresh refrigerated deli salads, side dishes and prepared foods. For more than 65 years, Reser’s has been making fun times easy and affordable for every family. Reser’s famous deli salads and sides are family favorites at the race track, picnics, BBQs and tailgates.  Founded in 1950, the company remains committed to providing delicious refrigerated foods for the supermarket and food service industries. Reser’s operates 14 facilities in the United States and Mexico and employs more than 4,500 employees in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Visit  www.resers.com