Erik Jones was back to business Wednesday, making the media rounds three days removed from winning Sunday’s Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway. Part of that business was fielding questions about his contract status at Joe Gibbs Racing, where he’s bullish about a potential return.
Jones, 23, enters his fourth full season in the NASCAR Cup Series. His first came in 2017 as a rookie with Furniture Row Racing, then a JGR affiliate; his last two have been at the wheel of Gibbs’ No. 20 Toyota, a seat he hopes to keep beyond this season.
“I have no intention of leaving my role there,” Jones said Wednesday at Daytona 500 Media Day. “I’d love to continue that. But it is definitely a crazy year. There’s a lot of things happening. There’s a lot of things in motion, I guess, already probably for people, not really for me. I’m excited to see. The pressure is on myself from within, right? There’s no pressure from the outside, in my opinion. It’s pressure from me trying to perform.
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