Erik Jones and the No. 43 Medallion Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE team finished in the 19th-place in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, located in Loudon, on Sunday, July 18.
The lineup for the 293-lap event was determined by using NASCAR’s competition-based formula, which takes into account finishing positions from the previous race (weighted 25% owner and 25% driver, 24th-place Atlanta), the ranking in team owner points (35%, 25th-place) and the fastest lap from the previous race (15%). Jones started the event at the ‘Magic Mile’ from the 24th-place on Row 12.
After just a handful of laps in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, the race was delayed nearly two hours by rain. At the end of Stage 1 on Lap 75, Jones was in the 18th-place. By the end of Stage 2 on Lap 185, he was scored in the 25th-place. The 25-year-old Byron, Michigan, native was scored as high as the seventh-place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
With no track lights, NASCAR called the race early due to darkness, leaving it eight laps shy of its scheduled conclusion.
“It was an up and down day for our No. 43 Medallion Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. It was a good fight that resulted in a top-20 finish for our Richard Petty Motorsports team. I think we learned some good stuff that we can take to the other low-downforce tracks, and hopefully, have got the momentum rolling back in the right direction.”