Erik Jones confirmed Sunday at Michigan Worldwide Speedway that he has signed to stay with Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2022 season.
Jones stated the deal was accomplished Saturday.
“Glad to have it executed at this level within the season and be capable to focus not solely on the remainder of this yr however engaged on getting in subsequent yr settled in with the brand new automobile and every thing occurring there,” Jone stated. “Glad we will lastly say it, get it on the market.”
The 25-year-old Jones is in his first season with RPM. He’s twenty fifth within the factors. He’s coming off his greatest end of the season, putting seventh final weekend on the street course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“For me, simply going into subsequent yr with the brand new automobile, I wished to have the ability to stick with the identical group, the identical group of fellows which have labored on the automobile already, really feel comfy going into a brand new state of affairs,” Jones stated.
Jones stated he wasn’t seeking to wait to see what else may open within the Cup storage for subsequent season.
“We’ve been actually engaged on getting this deal executed for a number of weeks,” Jones stated. “I used to be fairly comfy on shifting ahead subsequent yr with these guys. Simply persevering with to construct and simply not ranging from scratch with a bunch subsequent yr with the brand new automobile and attempting to construct one thing there. With the brand new automobile subsequent yr, I’ve acquired a baseline with this crew and the individuals and simply be capable to work on the brand new automobile from that standpoint.”
Protection of at this time’s Cup race at Michigan Worldwide Speedway airs at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the NASCAR America Pre Race Present, adopted by Countdown to Inexperienced at 2:30 p.m. ET and the race at 3 p.m. ET.