30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re highlighting the 29th place finisher in the Pocono 400.
Name: Erik Jones
Hometown: Byron, MI
Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
- He got his high school diploma at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the Camping World Truck Series race in June of 2014.
- Outside of the car, he enjoys scuba diving and golfing.
- His nicknames are EJ and That Jones Boy, which were given to him by broadcaster Ken Squier.
- His favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and the University of Michigan football team (as an Ohio State alum, I’m not thrilled with his choice of football teams lol).
- He’s the youngest Camping World Truck Series champion.
- He’s the youngest driver to complete triple duty (compete in all three national touring series in one weekend) when he did so at Texas Motor Speedway in November of 2015.