Erik Jones

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Erik Jones is a stock car racing driver. Erik Jones competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Early life

Erik Jones was born on May 30, 1996. As of now, he is 26 years old. He was born in  Byron, Michigan, United States. Erik Jones’s Zodiac Sign is  Gemini. He is an American with his nationality. Thus, he follows the Christian religion.

Moreover, his mother’s name is Carol Jones and his father’s name is Dave Jones. He has a sibling named Lindsey Jones.

Education

Erik Jones is a graduate of Swartz Creek High School. Before the WinStar World Casino 400K Camping World Truck Series race on June 6, 2014, Jones received his high school diploma at Texas Motor Speedway.

Erik Jones – Career and Professional Life

At the age of seven, in quarter-midget racing; Jones began his racing career at age 13 he began racing stock cars and began competing in the ASA Late Model Series in 2010. Likewise, at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway he became the youngest-ever winner of the Oktoberfest race. In 2011, he won the series championship in his rookie year Moving to the Champion Racing Association’s CRA All-Star Tour.

For the 2012 season, Jones moved to the ARCA Racing Series. He became the first-ever driver to compete in the series at the age of 15. Likewise, at Winchester Speedway and Berlin Raceway, he posted the best finish of third. Jones held off NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch in December of that year, to win the prestigious Snowball Derby.

Moreover, Jones was named the winner of the 2013 Snowball Derby after the original winner in December 2013.  Joe Gibbs Racing announced that after he became age-eligible Jones will run three races with the team’s No. 20 in the Nationwide Series on June 19, 2014. In the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway Jones would make his Nationwide Series debut a month later. Likewise, he would finish in the top ten in all three races.

More about his career

Jones ran 25 races in the renamed Xfinity Series in 2015, splitting the No. 20 and No. 54 Toyotas for JGR. Jones won his first Xfinity Series race on April 10, 2015, at Texas Motor Speedway in No. 20. Moreover, by running all three national series at the November Texas and Phoenix races Jones made his first career “triple duty”.

Moreover, at Texas Motor Speedway Jones finished 12th after blowing a tire late. Later on, he drove the car again at Phoenix International Raceway to a 19th-place finish. Replacing Kenseth it was announced that Jones would make the long-anticipated move on July 11, 2017.

On August 19, winning his first Cup Series pole and dominated early Jones dominated at Bristol, but lost the lead late in the race to Kyle Busch. After leading only 50 in his 26 prior starts in the series Jones led 260 laps in the race. Jones captured his first career Cup Series win on July 7, 2018, at the 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

Career highlights

Likewise, he got a big push from Chris Buescher and held off Truex Jr. on the final lap. This win secured him in the Playoffs. He was eliminated in the Round of 16 after disastrous finishes at Las Vegas. Securing him in the 2019 Playoffs Jones scored his second career Cup Series win at Darlington On September 2, 2019. Later on, he confirmed that he signed a contract extension with JGR to drive the No. 20 in 2020 four days later.

Jones started 26th at Las Vegas heading into the playoffs and worked his way up to the top 10 by the end of Stage 1. Moreover, Jones had reported his throttle was stuck, and had to go behind the wall during the race. Jones ultimately finished 36th, 26 points from the cutoff line he returned to the track 16 laps down.

By winning the Busch Clash Jones kicked off 2020 despite being involved in three accidents towards the end of the race. Moreover, Jones received a push from Hamlin on the final lap to win in the third overtime. After fellow Toyota team Leavine Family Racing announced the sale of their team in August 2020.

Moreover, ending a long-time relationship that dated back to 2012 it was announced that JGR would be parting ways with Jones at the season’s end. Jones was confirmed to drive the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 entry on October 21, 2020, replacing Bubba Wallace.

Moreover, on August 22, 2021, he will be sponsored by FocusFactor in 26 races. For the 2022 season, Jones would remain in No. 43. Furthermore, RPM was eventually purchased by GMS Racing to form Petty GMS Motorsports, and Jones was joined by Ty Dillon as a teammate.

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Caption: Erik Jones with his racing car. Source: youtube.

Erik Jones – Net Worth

Erik Jones is a stock car racing driver with a profession. Likewise, he has earned a lot of money in his profession. Erik Jones has a net worth of $3 million.

Erik Jones – Personal Life

Since 2018 Erik Jones has been dating dirt track racer, Holly Shelton. Moreover, the pair made their romance public via their Instagram accounts. The couple flaunts their relationship in the photo-sharing giant since then.

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Caption: Erik Jones with his girlfriend. Source: Pinterest.

Body Measurements

Erik Jones’s height and weight is not updated till now. Moreover, the body measurements like chest size, biceps size, and hip sizes are also not been updated. Likewise, He has got pair of brown eyes with brown hair color.

Social Media

Furthermore, he has got 100k followers on his Instagram account. On Twitter, he has got 107.9k followers. Moreover, he is active on Facebook and got 84k followers over there.