Joe Gibbs Racing announces sponsor lineup for Erik Jones’ rookie Xfinity season
February will bring the beginning of Erik Jones’ rookie season it the Xfinity Series.
The defending Camping World Truck Series champ will be driving the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs racing, which announced Monday the sponsorship roster for Jones in his rookie campaign.
During the 33-race season Jones will be sponsored by GameStop, Reser’s Fine Foods, Hisense and Interstate Batteries.
“I’m really excited to get 2016 started,” said Jones in a team press release. “Ending last season with the Truck Series Championship and having the success on the Xfinity side, along with the Cup starts, it was a dream season. Things happened quicker than I’d ever planned, but I’m thankful for all of the opportunities and to be running full-time in the Xfinity Series this year. I can’t wait to get back in the No. 20 Toyota Camry for JGR and to work with Chris Gabehart. We had a great year in 2015 with GameStop and it’ll be another fun year continuing to build on that partnership, as well as with Reser’s, Hisense and Interstate Batteries.”
GameStop will be on the No. 20 for 12 races: Auto Club Speedway (March 19); Texas Motor Speedway (April 8); Bristol Motor Speedway (April 16); Talladega Superspeedway (April 30); Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 28); New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 16); Watkins Glen International (August 6); Richmond International Raceway (September 9); Kentucky Speedway (September 24); Dover International Speedway (October 1); Texas Motor Speedway (November 5) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (November 19).
Reser’s takes the primary sponsor over in eight races, beginning with the season opener at Daytona on Feb. 20. The other seven races are Phoenix International Raceway (March 12); Dover International Speedway (May 14); Michigan International Speedway (June 11); Kentucky Speedway (July 8); Bristol Motor Speedway (August 19); Road America (August 27) and Kansas Speedway (October 15).
Hisense will be on the No. 20 for five races this season: Atlanta Motor Speedway (February 27); Richmond International Raceway (April 23); Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 23); Chicagoland Speedway (September 17) and Phoenix International Raceway (November 12).
Interstate Batteries, which has been with JGR for 25 years, fills out the sponsorship slate for one race, the March 5 event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.