Toyota NXS Phoenix Erik Jones Notes & Quote – 11.11.16


Joe Gibbs Racing driver Erik Jones was made available to the media at Phoenix International Raceway:

ERIK JONES, No. 20 Hisense Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Do you feel comfortable knowing that you would qualify for the ‘Championship 4’ as the points sit now?

“No, not entirely – I mean, more comfortable than we were going into Charlotte and the last round, but, you know, it’s just been kind of a up-and-down Chase for us. It’s hard to be in a spot where you feel entirely comfortable. I mean, seven points I believe is what we’re up right now, but it’s still not a huge gap, so it just takes one mistake or one thing to go wrong and we’re out, so we just need to have a solid day and do what we need to do and advance.”


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