It has already been a wild and crazy season for NASCAR and its drivers.
And in this odd season, the annual “Silly Season” has begun with the announcement of a change coming to Joe Gibbs Racing.
The driver of the number 20 car Erik Jones will not be returning the JGR after the end of the 2020 season. Jones has spent the past two years with Gibbs after driving for Furniture Row Racing – which no longer exists – in his rookie season.
In a release issued by the team, Erik Jones said, “I greatly appreciate the opportunity that JGR provided me with over the last four years and I wish the team nothing but success and good fortune. JGR gave me a solid foundation from which to go out and compete at the highest level and I look forward to building on that in the years to come.”
Jones has won two races as a member of the NASCAR Cup Series, once at Daytona International Speedway and once at Darlington Raceway. He is currently two spots below the cutoff line in 18th place in the NASCAR Cup Series standings.
Team owner Joe Gibbs spoke on Jones saying, “we appreciate all Erik has done for Joe Gibbs Racing over the past several years. He joined us as a teenager and has accomplished so much in his time here and we remain focused on the remainder of this season and earning him a spot in the playoffs.”
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