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FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 9, 2015) - Erik Jones has followed in the footsteps of protégé and truck series team owner Kyle Busch when it comes to rewriting the record books at Texas Motor Speedway. Jones, who competed in his first NASCAR tripleheader this past weekend at TMS, kicked it off in impressive fashion with another record-setting victory in Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 350.

Jones became the youngest winner for a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway with his victory coming at the age of 19 years, 5 months and 7 days. He surpassed the mark previously held by Jeb Burton, who won the 2013 WinStar World Casino 400 at 20 years, 11 months, 1 day.

Jones’ victory allowed him to increase his lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship race to 17 points ahead of two-time defending champion Matt Crafton with just two races remaining.

“The season here at Texas has been good,” Jones said. “I really didn’t like it here at first, but I got better and better and now it’s one of my favorite mile-and-a-halves to go to.”

In April, Jones secured his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 and in the process became the youngest winner in series history at Texas Motor Speedway.

Jones finished his tripleheader weekend with a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge and a 12th-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500. 

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The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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