Jones re-signs with Petty team to stay in Cup car


Erik Jones and Petty GMS Motorsports on Saturday announced a multiyear extension for Jones to continue driving the No. 43 Chevrolet.

Jones joined Richard Petty Motorsports in 2021 and stayed in the car this season when GMS Racing and RPM merged. He has seven top-10 finishes this season and is 18th in the standings.

“I’m really excited to have this deal done and finally be able to talk about it,” Jones said. “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.”

Jones has two career wins in the Cup Series, most recently winning the Southern 500 at Darlington in 2019.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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