Petty GMS Motorsports
In 1972, STP adorned the hood of the iconic baby blue No. 43 NASCAR driven by “The King” Richard Petty. Fifty-one years later, the STP relationship with the Petty family continues, marking the longest sponsor partnership in NASCAR history. STP will continue its racing legacy throughout the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series as associate sponsor to the No. 43 Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, driven by Erik Jones.
Birthdate: May 30, 1996
Hometown: Byron, Michigan
Hobbies: Snowmobiling & Golfing
Favorite Sports Teams: Detroit Lions & University of Michigan Football
Car Culture with Erik Jones
We all know Erik Jones the race car driver, but what about Erik Jones the car collector and enthusiast? Car Culture with Erik Jones Presented by STP®! Richard Petty Motorsports and STP have partnered to bring you an inside look at different aspects car culture through the eyes of Erik Jones, driver of the No. 43 Chevrolet in the NASCAR® Cup Series. To kick off this series, Erik gives a tour of his 3 classic Chevrolet Corvettes. Erik and Corvettes go way back, as his family once owned and operated Corvette parts business in Michigan. Represented in this video are 3 different early generations of the Corvette. Erik explains the similarities and differences of each, as well as the personal meaning behind why these three vehicles were added to his collection.
Erik Jones and the #43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
Since making his first-career NASCAR start in 2013, Jones has been one of the sport’s brightest talents.
In 2015, Jones became the youngest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion at 19-years-old, 5 months and 21 days. That same year, he was also named the series’ Rookie of the Year. Jones competed full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) in 2016, also claiming the division’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award. He turned the trifecta the following season after being named the NASCAR Cup Series’ Rookie of the Year, becoming the first driver in history to win that honor in all of NASCAR’s top-three national touring series.
He earned his first win on NASCAR’s senior circuit on July 7, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway with an electrifying last-lap pass to take the checkered flag. He backed that victory up a year later by winning the Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – one of the sport’s most historic and daunting races.
In five years of full-time competition at NASCAR’s highest level, Jones has earned two poles, two wins, 34 top-five and 69 top-10 finishes.
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