Wednesday, February 10, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Found: Basset Hound, Hwy. 97 W./Hospital Blvd., Floresville. Call 830-391-2153 between 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Lost: Female German Shepherd, about 2 years old, pink collar, lost from Hickory Hill/Great Oaks Subdivisions off FM 539, La Vernia, on Thurs., Feb. 4. Reward! 830-947-3465.
Bear, please come home! Missing since October 22, 2014, black Manx cat (no tail), shy. Reward! Help him find his way home. 210-635-7560.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Be skeptical of ads that say you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. If this were true, wouldn’t we all be working at home?
Seeking individual to work in a local child-care center, paid holidays, etc., must be high school grad or GED. Apply in person at Cubs Country Childcare, 212 FM 1346 in La Vernia.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

NASCAR News


Erik Jones makes Nationwide plans with Joe Gibbs Racing




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
Amanda Vincent is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.

June 26, 2014 | 3,397 views | Post a comment

Plans for Erik Jones' next step of the NASCAR ladder have been made official. The driver who races part-time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series will make three Nationwide Series starts for Joe Gibbs Racing later this season from behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota sometimes driven by Sprint Cup Series regular Matt Kenseth.

Jones is slated to make his Nationwide debut July 19 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., and will also race at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 11 and at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 8.

"I'm really excited about the opportunity to run some Nationwide races this year with Joe Gibbs Racing," Jones said. "Since I wasn't able to run a full season this year, adding to my Truck Series schedule was something I've been working hard on. I couldn't be more thrilled to be partnering with a team like JGR and have the chance to get behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota Camry. They are always a threat in the Nationwide Series. I was able to test with the team and Kevin Kidd (crew chief) a few weeks ago in Memphis and felt really comfortable. I have high expectations for all three races."

Jones has made three Truck Series starts, so far, this season, driving the No. 51 KBM Toyota he shared with truck owner Kyle Busch. He posted a season-best of 11th at Texas Motor Speedway. He made five Truck Series starts last year, claiming his first win in November at Phoenix. With the win, he made Camping World Truck Series history by becoming the series' youngest, ever winner at the age of 17 years, five months and eight days.

Jones also has an ARCA Racing Series win, scored last year at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway and Late Model wins in the Winchester 400 and the Snowball Derby.

"We have a long history of working with talented young drivers and we think very highly of Erik," JGR team president J.D. Gibbs said. "He has certainly been impressive in Kyle's equipment in the Truck Series, and I think we're all anxious to see him perform in the Nationwide Series now."
 
‹ Previous Blog Entry
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?
Nascar News side bar
Triple R DC ExpertsEast Central Driving SchoolAllstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.