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Erik Jones Gets Priceless Learning Experience at Kansas to Aid Path to Stardom

While the end results didn’t quite meet his ultimate goals this weekend in Kansas, Erik Jones came away with something that can be as important as a good finish: how quickly good fortune can change in NASCAR. With his ever-present smile, good looks, good manners and optimistic outlook, the 18-year-old Jones is definitely a star in the making. But even with the great talent he already possesses, Jones learned the hard way that he can be leading a race one minute and end up with a bittersweet finish moments later, as he did in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race after running out of fuel with five laps to go and ultimately finishing 11th. Or that even with all that raw talent, he’s still 18, and young teenage drivers&md...

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