ERIK JONES TAKES THE CHECKERED FLAG IN OWENS CORNING ATTICAT® 300 AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

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Erik Jones blew by Ryan Blaney with 10 laps to go in Sunday’s Owens Corning AttiCat® 300, giving him his first career victory at Chicagoland Speedway. Jones made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway last July, and took the checkered flag on Sunday after leading a race-high 94 laps.

 

Jones also dominated Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway, giving him wins in two of NASCAR’s national touring series in just three days. Jones initially was scheduled to compete in races on back-to-back days with a Saturday contest at Chicagoland Speedway, but the Owens Corning AttiCat® 300 was postponed to Sunday morning due to rain.

 

After leading 43 laps, Blaney finished second, with Sprint Cup Series regular Austin Dillon in third, Brendan Gaughan in fourth and XFINITY Series points leader Chris Buescher in fifth. Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Matt Kenseth, finished sixth in his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut after starting second.

 

Jones’ win was especially impressive, since he was unable to practice this weekend due to his obligations in Iowa.

 

“Just a great car all weekend,” said Jones. “I want to thank Joe Gibbs Racing and Drew Herring, who got this car dialed in for us while we were in Iowa. I knew if I could get a run on the 22 (Blaney) at the end I had a car capable of getting away, and once I got by him and got out front the car was just fantastic.”

 

The remaining 2015 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:

 

Date                             Event

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup

Friday, Sept. 18            NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Saturday, Sept. 19        NASCAR XFINITY Series

Sunday, Sept. 20          NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

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Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2014 sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

 

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