Latest Erik Jones News

Hard-working DiBenedetto celebrates career-best 4th finish

Jun. 24, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto drove his way into the NASCAR Cup Series with meager funding and no glossy racing pedigree. He has spent 4 ½ years circling tracks in the back of the pack, attempting to will his underperforming, underfunded cars to unlikely results. Every week, DiBenedetto feels...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off KyBusch to defend Sonoma title

Jun. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have managed to keep their long-standing rivalry quite friendly during their first season as teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing. It's a bit easier for Truex to be a gracious winner — and for Busch to be somewhat content with second place — when...

NASCAR's top series a two-team show for now

Jun. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's top series has been a two-team show. Joey Logano's victory at Michigan on Monday gave Team Penske its fifth Cup win of the season. That's two fewer than Penske had all of last year, when Logano won the series title. In another year, Penske might be the clear choice as...

Logano edges Kurt Busch, Truex in overtime

Jun. 10, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn't been sharp on one final restart. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, holding...

The Latest: Logano edges Kurt Busch, Truex in overtime

Jun. 10, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times EDT): 8:05 p.m. Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, holding off Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in overtime. Logano was trying to hold on to a dwindling lead over Truex...

Joey Logano wins 2nd Cup Series pole of season

Jun. 8, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano was just a bit faster than Aric Almirola during qualifying. Almirola is getting used to that feeling. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season Saturday, while Almirola again fell just short of the top qualifying spot. Almirola has one pole this year but...

Kyle Busch moves into tie for 9th with 55th career Cup win

Jun. 2, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch tossed his young son in the air twice in victory lane and sprayed champagne toward anyone dry within reach. The good times and NASCAR milestones keep piling up for Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing. Heck, Busch might even give his Pocono Raceway trophy to his wife for a birthday...

The Latest: Kyle Busch takes Pocono for 4th Cup win

Jun. 2, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): __ 5 p.m. Kyle Busch won at Pocono Raceway to move into a tie for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series victory list. Busch, who topped 200 career wins across all three national series earlier this season, won for the 55th...

Byron tops 173 mph and hits fast lap to win pole at Pocono

Jun. 1, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — William Byron turned the fast lap at Pocono in the latest sign that Hendrick Motorsports may have turned the corner and can stamp itself a NASCAR championship contender. Hendrick Motorsports was long the home of Hall of Famers and champions, from Jeff Gordon to Jimmie Johnson, and was...

Truex overcomes early problems to win Coca-Cola 600

May. 27, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday night. It...