Erik Jones will take over the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports ride next season, the team announced Wednesday. The 24-year-old Jones replaces Bubba Wallace, who will drive for the new Cup team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin next season.
Who owns the 23 car in Nascar?
One of the three new teams entering the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season was announced late last season when Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin decided to partner with longtime friend and NBA legend Michael Jordan. That led to the creation of 23XI Racing, which then confirmed Bubba Wallace as the driver of the #23 car.
What happened to Nascar driver Eric Jones?
Erik Jones will not return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021, the team announced Thursday night. Jones, 24, is in the midst of his fourth full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series. He joined Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018 after spending his rookie season with the now-defunct Furniture Row Racing.