Erik Jones is a professional American stock car driver, competing for full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series. Jones drives the No.43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Legacy Motor Club, formerly, Petty GMS Racing. Born in Michigan, Jones started competing in Speedcar races at the age of 7. He moved to stock cars aged 13.
He has won the Rookie of the Year award in all 3 national championships and is the first driver to do so. He made his Truck Series debut in Martinsville in 2013. Jones won his first race at the Phoenix International Speedway and became the youngest to win a national series race at 17. He made his Xfinity Series debut in 2014 and finished all 3 of his entries in the top 10.
In 2016, Jones started racing in the Xfinity Series full-time with instant success. Impressive performances led to a call-up to the Cup Series. Jones began racing for Furniture Row Racing full-time in the 2017 Cup Series season. His first Cup Series triumph came at the Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway.
Jones is reported to have a Net Worth of approximately $3 Million. Jones has earned the majority of his wealth from his professional racing career. His initial contract with Petty GMS Racing for 1 year was reported to be worth $2.3 Million. Jones has since signed an extension and, in all probability, has a more lucrative deal.
Erik Jones’ NASCAR Championship and Wins
Jones has won 7 races and bagged the pole 7 times in 42 appearances in the Camping Truck Series. He won the Championship in 2015. In the Xfinity Series, he has scored 9 wins and 15 poles in 79 appearances. Jones has spent most of his career in the Cup Series, where he collected 3 wins and 2 poles in 219 outings. He is also the first driver to win the Rookie of the Year award in all 3 national championships.
Erik Jones’ Endorsements
Jones has sponsorship and endorsement deals with a substantial collection of brands such as Chevrolet, FocusFactor, Racing Electronics, Simpson, Michi-Gummies etc. While he currently holds a reasonable portfolio, Jones has had trouble securing major sponsors in the past.
Does Erik Jones have Charity?
The Michigan native founded the Erik Jones Foundation in 2021. The organization aims to change lives by igniting children’s passion for reading, encouraging early cancer detection and care, and promoting animal welfare.
Erik Jones’ teammates
Jones will be partnered with Jimmie Johnson and Noah Gragson in 2023. Johnson will be driving the No.84 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, while Gragson will be behind the wheel of the No.42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, driving for Legacy Motor Club.
Erik Jones’ Girlfriend
Jones has been in a long relationship with dirt track racer, Holly Shelton since 2018. The couple became engaged on Christmas eve, 2022, and announced the news through Instagram.
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