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Joe Gibbs Conundrum: What to Do with NASCAR Truck Series Champ Erik Jones

Erik Jones hasn’t even officially started his first full season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and already he’s created somewhat of a conundrum at Joe Gibbs Racing. The 19-year-old Jones is coming off winning the 2015 championship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His immense talent and the success he achieved prompted JGR to promote him to the Xfinity Series. That’s all fine and good. But what happens if Jones continues to have similar success in NASCAR’s primary minor league? How long will JGR be able to keep him down on the farm, so to speak, before he’ll be ready to compete in the Sprint Cup Series? Might that be one year? Two years? Three years at the most? And what happens when Jones IS finally re...

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