Erik Jones takes NASCAR veterans to school in XFINITY race at Texas

Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Mortal Kombat X Toyota, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 10, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Getty Images)

Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Mortal Kombat X Toyota, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 10, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Getty Images)

Erik Jones showed why he is the future of NASCAR Friday night.  The 18-year old held off two of NASCAR’s most experienced veterans at Texas Motor Speedway to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Jones took the lead for the final time with 50 laps to go passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. and beat Brad Keselowski on a late race restart to secure his first career XFINITY Series victory.

Jones led at the start after winning the pole, but Earnhardt took the lead by lap 10. Behind them It was Keselowski who  was putting on a show in the early going.  Keselowski was sent to the back of the field for unapproved adjustments prior to the race. By lap 26 he was inside the top 10 and on lap 47 took the lead from Earnhardt.  Jones retook the lead after a round of stops on lap 68 until Keselowski went back to the point on lap 85.

Earnhardt Jr. retook the lead on a restart on lap 137 with Jones close behind. MORE>>>

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