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Video: Erik Jones Sees Championship Hopes Take a Hit With Mechanical Failure

Erik Jones had just finished 10th in the opening Stage of Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It seemed as if the opening round of the 2019 Playoffs would get off to a great start for the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 car.

Then, in an instant his race car got locked in second gear and it would not shift.

Jones would have to go behind the wall for repairs. His team would repair the transmission, but by the time he returned to the track on Sunday, he was 14 laps off the pace.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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