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Preview – 2019 First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway

October 23, 2019

Erik Jones / No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Toyota Camry Preview

First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway

 

No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: Heading to Martinsville Speedway for the 33rd race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Erik Jones will make his sixth-career start at the Virginia track. In his previous five starts at the track, Jones has recorded a best finish of 12th in his first Cup start at the track in 2017. In addition to his Cup Series starts, Jones has five starts at Martinsville Speedway in the Truck Series, including his first-career NASCAR start in 2013. In his five starts at the track in the Truck Series, Jones scored a best finish of third in 2015.
  • JGR AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 134 total starts at Martinsville Speedway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned 10 wins, 47 top-five finishes, 73 top-10 finishes and nine pole starting positions. The team has led 4,892 laps, completed 64,944 of 66,978 attempted laps (97.0%) and earned an average start of 13.1 and an average finish of 13.0. Denny Hamlin leads the team with five wins followed by Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch with two wins each and Bobby Labonte with one win.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: This week CRAFTSMAN returns to the No. 20 Toyota Camry for their final primary race of the 2019 season.
  • KANSAS RACE RECAP: Erik Jones and the No. 20 team started the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway from the 20th position and quickly made their move to the front taking a spot in the top five on lap 11. Running as high as second early in the race, Jones battled back from a mid-race mishap to finish the race with a solid seventh-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, October 27, 2019. Coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN Radio, SIRIUS XM Channel 90 and the NBC Sports App.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Martinsville Speedway: 

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
5 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 22.2

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
32 1 9 14 0 163 15.7 17.0

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
107 2 23 46 2 573 13.4 16.2

 

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “Martinsville has been one of the toughest tracks for the 20 team. It’s a place that seems to be really tough to get a handle on for a lot of guys, but once you get it, then it seems to stick. We had our best race in the spring event, so we’re looking to build on that for this weekend’s race and get our first top-10 finish at Martinsville.”

 

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