P.J. JONES RETURNS TO NASCAR COMPETITION AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL XFINITY RACE
P.J. Jones will pilot the No. 25 Advanced Communications Group Chevrolet in Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International, NY.
Ecklers Family of Automotive Parts Companies and Earle M. Jorgenson Metals have joined the team for the series annual road trip the Finger Lakes region of New York.
Veteran Crew Chief Jeff Spraker will rejoin Jones. The two versatile drivers have worked together several times in the past and are looking forward to upping their performance at Watkins Glen. At a previous outing at Sonoma, CA in 2007, the duo netted out a second-place finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
"To have P.J. in our Chevy at the Glen has our entire organization excited", stated Spraker, who is originally from Latham, NY. "This opportunity to run with an experienced road racer at my home track along with the support of the folks at Ecklers and Earle M. Jorgenson has us looking forward to a strong run".
P.J. Jones, Torrence , CA is son of legendary racer Parnelli Jones and has had an expansive motorsports career in his own right. Competing in all divisions of NASCAR, CART, INDYCAR, and Indy Lights since the late eighties through 2011. "I have been racing professional four wheel competition since I was 20. It's in my blood, and when this opportunity came about, I couldn't pass it up", said Jone who is 48.
Ecklers is one of the nation's largest suppliers of parts and components for classic Camaro, Corvette, Ford/Mercury and Chevy/GM cars.
Earle M. Jorgenson is a leading supplier of steel and aluminum bar tubing and plate to manufacturing companies in North America and around the world.
The ZIPPO 200 at The Glen gets green flag 2 p.m. August 5th.
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ZIPPO 200 at the GLEN
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