Phoenix International Raceway has been a special place for Erik Jones early in his blossoming racing career.
In only his fifth-ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start on Nov. 8, 2013, Jones became the-then youngest winner in NASCAR national series history (17 years, five months and nine days) when he led a race-high 84 laps on his way to Victory Lane. The NASCAR Next alum returned to Phoenix for the second time last year where he won from the pole.
Ranked first in the NCWTS standings with two races remaining, the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports driver will try to make Phoenix an even more memorable place when he attempts to close out second-place Matt Crafton (-17 points) and third-place Tyler Reddick (-21) for the series championship in Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at the one-mile track (8:30 p.m. on FS1).
"I'm definitely excited,” Jones said about going to Phoenix with the points lead. “Me and Kyle (Busch) were talking before Texas about how the next three tracks were really good for KBM, good for myself. Now heading to Phoenix, we're undefeated there with two-and-0, and hopefully we can go and pick up another win this week and keep my perfect record intact."