Joe Gibbs Racing: Erik Jones to Be No. 18
The worst-kept racing secret at NASCAR is eventually official. Famous Erik Jones is going to substitute Kyle Busch to drive No. 18 prestigious JGR Toyota starting with upcoming Sprint Cup Series race in Kansas Speedway. Officials at JGR made this announcement on Thursday morning. Erik Jones, who is a full-time camping globe truck series distinct deriver for renowned Kyle Busch motorsports as well as part-time deriver (Xfinity series) for JGR, simply replaces David Ragan in the famous number 18. He is expected to be in the driving seat until Kyle Busch comes back from physical injuries later this season.
Here one point should be noted that Jones ran the No. 18 to a final 26th-place accomplish two weekends ago at famous Bristol especially when D. Hamlin got out of his car just twenty two laps into the car race simply because of his neck spasms. Needles to say that May 9 car race at famous Kansas will surely mark Erik Jones’ very first official start for Sprint Cup.
“I am really excited and highly grateful for the chance to run the No. 18 Toyota Camry at this Sprint Cup championship and make my first attempt for Joe Globs car racing,” excited Jones, a native of local Byron in Michigan, said. “It’s really a great chance for me. We all are going to try to control our expectations and in case of getting top 15 run as well as gain some needed experience, certainly it will be a great day for all of us.” He added.
“I am quite excited about simply representing M&M’S, an exceptional longtime business partner at famous JGR and of course a well-known brand. I am just looking for opportunity that Toyota at famous Kansas is going to offer me,” he said.