Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today the No. 20 Toyota Camry driven by 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Sunoco Rookie of the Year Erik Jones will carry DEWALT, Reser’s Fine Foods, Sport Clips Haircuts and Circle K for his sophomore season and first season back at JGR.
In his rookie season, Jones earned his first-career Cup pole, five top-five finishes, 14 top-10 finishes and led 310 laps. His best career finish came on August 19, 2017 at Bristol Motor Speedway where Jones won the pole and led 260 laps before finishing second to Kyle Busch. Jones became the first driver to win Rookie of the Year in all three of NASCAR’s top series capturing the title in 2015 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), the same season he won the series championship, in 2016 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and 2017 in the MENCS.
“I’m really excited to not only get back to JGR, but to get back on track in 2018 and continue building on the success Chris Gayle and I had in 2017,” said Jones. “We were able to accomplish the goal of winning Rookie of the Year in 2017 and we’ve set some big goals for this year. With great partners in DEWALT, Reser’s Fine Foods, Sport Clips and Circle K, I know that we have all we need to get the No. 20 in Victory Lane for my first Cup win and to make 2018 our best season yet.”