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NASCAR

Sep 2 - 2019

Erik Jones Captures Victory at Darlington in 100th Career NASCAR Cup Series Start

September 01, 2019, Camry driver Erik Jones made his 100thcareer NASCAR Cup Series start a memorable one as he captured the win at Darlington Raceway in one of the sport’s crown jewel events. Erik Jones Captures Victory at Darlington in 100th Career NASCAR Cup Series Start
Camry driver Erik Jones made his 100thcareer NASCAR Cup Series start a memorable one as he captured the win at Darlington Raceway in one of the sport’s crown jewel events. 
 
Jones led 79 laps (of 367), fighting off a hard-charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps to take his first checkered flag of the season. 
 
September 01, 2019, Jones led 79 laps (of 367), fighting off a hard-charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps to take his first checkered flag of the season.

“Kyle (Busch) is a great race car driver,” said Jones. “I’ve raced him a lot and you obviously want to beat him to win, right? I know our first win at Daytona was great, but man, this one feels good. Just getting back to victory lane, showing we can do this continuously. Man, it was a lot of work.”

Busch ultimately finished in third after scraping the wall with five laps to go. With the third-place finish, he was able to clinch the regular-season championship as one race remains before the Playoffs.

Matt DiBenedetto (eighth) also finished in the top 10, his ninth top-10 finish of the season.

The NASCAR Cup Series heads next to Indianapolis Motor Speedway where drivers will close out the regular season on Sunday, September 8.