By: Pete Pistone – @PPistone | MRN.com on August 10, 2017 | 10:15 A.M. EST&#thirteen;
“We’re not on the lookout for prime 10s. We’re trying to attempt to go on the market and snag a win.” (Photograph: Getty Photographs)&#thirteen;
Erik Jones continues his quest for a playoff berth in Sunday’s Pure Michigan four hundred at Michigan Worldwide Speedway.
The Furnishings Row Racing rookie sits 18th within the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection standings with solely 4 races left within the common season. Jones is a longshot to get into the submit-season, trailing Matt Kenseth by one hundred sixty factors within the chase for the ultimate spot. His greatest guess stays scoring his first profession collection win.
“If you take a look at the schedule we really feel like we have got some good tracks arising,” Jones stated. “Michigan can be a very good one for us, and particularly I feel we have all obtained Bristol circled as a workforce. We ran rather well there within the spring. We did not get the end we needed, however we had a very quick race automotive. We have sort of received that one circled, however the technique has undoubtedly been aggressive. We’re not on the lookout for prime 10s. We’re trying to attempt to go on the market and snag a win.”
Jones has confidence within the Toyota program as his rookie season rolls on. He’ll keep within the Camry secure subsequent yr when he strikes from FRR to Joe Gibbs Racing.
“Toyota has actually come round right here this a part of the season I really feel like,” Jones stated. “We have been actually robust now for concerning the final month. We have had some actually quick 5-hour ENERGY Toyotas and had a chance to win as an entire a variety of races. Being in quick race automobiles is all the time a welcome alternative, clearly, and the beginning of the yr we had quick race automobiles, however they only weren’t — I would not say they have been close to nearly as good as they’re now.”
The Byron, Mich., native will get an opportunity to run at his residence monitor this weekend. It’s a chance he’s embracing fairly than placing any undue strain on himself or his staff to carry out.
“I got here residence to Michigan after the race in Watkins Glen to spend the week up right here,” Jones stated. “It is cool to be racing at residence. I keep in the home I grew up in. A number of associates and household come right down to help me. For some, it is the one race they could make it to all year long. Hopefully, I am going to have a very good run for them.”
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