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Preview – 2019 Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway

July 24, 2019

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

Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway

 

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

  • JONES AT POCONO RACEWAY: Erik Jones will make his sixth-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Pocono Raceway this weekend for the 21st race of the 2019 season. In his previous five starts at the track, Jones has three top-five finishes, four top-10 finishes and has led 35 laps. Jones has a career-best finish of third in 2017 and again earlier this season. In addition to his Cup Series starts, Jones has one start in the Xfinity Series where he started from the pole and finished second in the rain-shortened event. In the Truck Series, Jones has three starts with his best finish being second and all three finishes in the top 10.
  • JGR AT POCONO RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 134 total starts at Pocono Raceway in Cup Series competition. In those starts, the team has earned 13 wins, 33 top-five finishes, 67 top-10 finishes and 11 pole starting positions. The team has led 1,543 laps, completed 22,756 of 24,074 attempted laps (94.5%) and earned an average start of 11.7 and an average finish of 15.1. Denny Hamlin leads the team with four wins at The Tricky Triangle followed by Bobby Labonte and Kyle Busch with three wins each and Tony Stewart, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth each earning one win for JGR at the track.
  • THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 20 CAMRY: Reser’s returns to the No. 20 Camry this weekend with Jones at Pocono Raceway where the No. 20 team is looking to better their finish of third at The Tricky Triangle earlier this season.
  • RESER’S MAIN ST BISTRO FAVORITES IN POCONO: These three Main St Bistro delicious refrigerated sides are winners:
    • Roasted Sea Salt & Black Pepper Potatoes – A medley of fully-oven roasted sliced baby red, yellow, and purple potatoes seasoned with sea salt and black pepper.  These tasty roasted potatoes are ready in minutes and are perfect for tailgating.
    • Baked Macaroni & Cheese – A rich and flavorful fully baked macaroni and cheese casserole with real milk, cheddar cheese and that distinct golden-brown baked appearance. A favorite with children and adults alike!  
    • Baked Scalloped Potatoes – This tasty fully baked side combines fresh sliced potatoes with real milk, butter, and golden-brown melted cheddar cheese.  With its made from scratch taste and appearance, everyone will think it’s homemade.
    • Main St Bistro side dishes are available at Weis, Acme, Giant Food, Wegmans, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, BJ’s, Redner’s, Tops , Wakefern and other grocery retailers in and around the Pocono area.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE RACE RECAP: Tying their best start of the season with a fourth-place starting position at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team were able to rebound from an early pit road penalty and damage sustained on pit road to lead four laps and finish third in the 20th race of the season. The finish marked Jones second consecutive third-place finish and his fifth third-place finish of the season.
  • RACE INFO: The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, July 21, 2019. Coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN, SIRIUS XM Channel 90 and NBC Sports App.

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Pocono Raceway:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
5 0 3 4 0 35 11.2 9.6

 

Jones 2019 Season NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
20 0 6 10 0 50 16.7 14.4

 

Jones Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
95 1 20 42 2 460 13.3 15.6

 

From the Driver’s Seat:

Erik Jones: “Pocono has been good to us in the past. It’s not necessarily one of my favorite places, but we always seem to run well there and be in contention at the end. We had a good run there last time and finished third. Hopefully we can put it all together this weekend and get that first win of the year. We’ve had fast cars, just have to keep plugging along and have a mistake-free weekend.”

From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: “We had such a good run in the first Pocono event that we are really looking forward to building on that and some momentum over the last few races. It’s nice to have some good notes from the first race and go back to a track we’ve already raced at with this package for the first time this season. Hopefully that affords us the opportunity to improve the car, and not start from scratch based on 2018 notes with a different downforce package. Pocono also presents an opportunity to do some unique things strategy wise and pick up some more points and hopefully improve a few spots and pick up that first win to lock us in the Playoffs. NASCAR will be using PJ1 in this event compared to the first race, which could provide some additional side by side racing, at least on restarts, so this tweak could change the complexion of the race a bit as well.”

 

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.