Erik Jones Returns To Winchester Speedway In Hunt Of $100,000CRA_admin
(Special from Erik Jones Racing)
Mooresville, North Carolina (Tuesday, October 5, 2015): NASCAR driver, Erik Jones, is no stranger to the ½ mile oval found at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway. With two consecutive Winchester 400 titles, the weight of knowing how to win this Sunday’s 44th Annual Winchester 400 is off his shoulders. However, the risk of losing is higher than ever as the 19 year old sets out to be the first winner of the “Triple Crown” and its $100,000 bonus.
The Triple Crown, created by the Champion Racing Association (CRA), is won by winning three famed super late model races in the same year; the Berlin 251 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI, the RedBud 300 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, and the Winchester 400. Jones has already captured two of the three races, giving him an automatic $10,000 bonus at the start of the race on Sunday.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Winchester Speedway this weekend. The racing there is always exciting and it’s one of my favorite tracks to run late models on. I’ll be bringing my own car, the same we won the Redbud with, and crew members from my Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) truck team. Unfortunately, I’ll be missing practice on Friday due to my obligations in the NASCAR Xfinity Series so Hunter Robins will be shaking the car down for me. I’m confident he will get it right where we need to be and we will have a fast Toyota Camry.”
“To win the Triple Crown would be really special! I love racing super late models and to say I’ve won three of the toughest races there are in the same year, well that just blows my mind. It’s something no driver has ever done! However, no matter what happens on Sunday I’ll be happy of our effort this year. I have a lot of people to thank for getting me this far and I can’t think of a better way to thank them than with that 100,000 bonus.”
Jones is currently in a tight battle with Matt Crafton for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points’ championship. The Byron, Michigan native is leading Crafton by four points with five races left in the season. Jones has also been actively racing in the NASCAR Xfinity series for Joe Gibbs Racing and to date has compiled two victories, 9 top 5’s, and 13 top to ten finishes. Notably, Jones made his debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series earlier this year while filling in for the injured Kyle Busch.
Activities for the 44th running of the Winchester 400 kick off with practice on Friday, more practice and qualifying on Saturday, and racing on Sunday. For times and ticket sales visit www.winchesterspeedway.com. For more information on Erik Jones visit www.erikjonesracing.com