ELMIRA, NY (WETM) – A rising NASCAR driver is looking forward to returning to the Glen.
Eric Jones, 26, has signed a multi-year extension with Richard Petty Motorsports to drive the #43 car and will race The Go Bowling at The Glen on Sunday, August 21st. This year’s competition will be televised live. on the USA Network at 3 p.m.
Jones’ best finish in NASCAR at Watkins Glen International was fifth in the 2018 race. Last year, Jones said the team didn’t have the results it wanted when it finished 27th. This year, Jones has two top-five finishes and had a strong run at Pocono two weeks ago, placing 9th at the circuit.
Coming into this year’s race at Watkins Glen, Jones expects two things: a packed house and a strong finish. Jones discusses the massive crowds Watkins Glen always draws, with nearly 100,000 fans expected at the region’s largest outdoor sporting event.
We talk to Jones about his love for Watkins Glen and the excitement surrounding the race.