Erik Jones will continue to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series for Petty GMS Motorsports in 2023 and beyond after signing a multi-year extension, the team announced Saturday (July 30).
He joined the team in 2021 in the No. 43 and stayed on this year when GMS Racing teamed up with Richard Petty Motorsports.
“I’m really excited to have this deal done and finally be able to talk about it,” Jones said in a team release. “I really like the group I have at Petty GMS and working with Dave (Elenz, crew chief). Each week I feel like we get better and better and put ourselves in contention to win.
“Knowing where I’ll be driving allows us to really focus on building the team and making our cars better. I’m looking forward to finishing this season strong, hopefully with a win, and continuing to build on what we started this year with Petty GMS.”
Jones has earned two top fives and seven top-10 finishes so far this season. He sits 18th in the point standings.
“Erik (Jones) has been a great addition to Petty GMS this year and we’re thrilled to have him signed for the coming years,” Petty GMS co-owner Maury Gallagher said. “We’re excited to continue building our Cup program with Erik, Dave and the No. 43 team. They’ve shown great growth and potential this season and we know it will only continue.”
Overall, he has two victories, 35 top fives and 75 top 10s in six full-time Cup seasons.
Jones is currently a teammate to the No. 42 and Ty Dillon, who will not return to the car in 2023, it was announced earlier this month.
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I hope Erik Jones makes it, I really do. I would love to see him in victory lane in the 43. It’s about time he starts showing that talent he had in Xfinity.