Erik Jones: “I would have loved to have run that last lap out."



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Erik Jones: “I would have loved to have run that last lap out."

Erick Jones is happy after the race in Atlanta, although he is aware that he could have done more. “I thought our day was good. Our No. 43 FOCUSfactor Chevy was quick. We needed a tick more speed. I think we had to do some things for handling that slowed us down a little bit.

We were up there, but I couldn’t really break out and do much. When I got in the lead there, I wasn’t really quick enough to hold it myself. We were close. It feels good to just have a good race. We’ve had a rough month, so it’s nice to get a top-five and get some points,” Erick Jones said as quoted by firstsportz.

Jones has had speed many times this season, and it looks like the team is doing fantastic things. “It’s motivating. I think our superspeedway and 1.5-mile stuff has been so good all year. We were close here in the spring in the end and we were close again today.

We were close at Talladega and close in Daytona. So, in all the superspeedway races, we’ve been really fast. We’re there, we just need to have one play out for us,” Erick Jones added.

Other races

Even though they are excellent now, he expects even better results in the coming period.

“I would have loved to have run that last lap out. I think Ross (Chastain) and Chase (Elliott) were going to run each other pretty hard in (turns) three and four, and I would have loved to have a chance to make something happen.

I feel like we’ve been close at a lot of superspeedways, just haven’t closed one out. I would love to get the No. 43 in victory lane and I hope we can do it before the playoffs,” Erick Jones explained.