Petty GMS Motorsports ‘Complete’ 1 Contract Extension


Erik Jones says he is close to signing with Petty GMS Motorsports.

Silly Season goes into full effect after both Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Martin Truex Jr signed a new contract ahead of the Ally 400 Cup Series race at the Nashville Superspeedway. Currently Petty GMS Motorsports is finalizing its own extension.

Erik Jones, the driver of the 43 Petty GMS Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, met with members of the NASCAR media on June 25 and provided an update on his situation. He explained that he and the Cup Series organization are getting close to finalizing a new deal. Jones also notes that there are only a few small things that need wrapping before putting pen to paper.

Jones told media members at the Nashville Superspeedway: “We’re getting closer. “Obviously I’ve been negotiating with Petty GMS for about a month, I guess at this point. Just get everything done. Going back and forth over all the little things, yes, that makes a difference. We’re going through that but I feel like we’re getting closer.”

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Jones hasn’t met the other teams yet

Erik Jones

GettyErik Jones races at the Talladega Superspeedway.

The Michigan native is currently in his second season with Petty GMS Motorsports, and he’s in the mix for a spot in the knockout stages. He’s 16th in points, but there are a number of winning drivers below him.

Jones is well below the playoff cap, but he is on track to double his six-time top 10 from the 2021 season. He has also shown speed on various tracks while taking on other teams. better sponsored riders and teams, and he’s already on the verge of winning at the Talladega Superspeedway.

With Jones hitting some success in 2022, it makes sense that other teams might be interested. 10 entry at Stewart-Haas Racing, for example, will need a new driver after Aric Almirola retires from the finale at Phoenix Raceway. However, Jones did not join any of the conversations.

Technically, Jones cannot speak to any other team at the moment as part of the contract. Even if he could, it’s unlikely he would. Jones made it clear to members of the media that he is delighted with Team 43, crew chief Dave Elenz, and everyone at Petty GMS Motorsports.

Another GMS small sports car driver still has one question

Ty Dillon

GettyTy Dillon has expressed his desire to return to Petty GMS Motorsports.

Jones is preparing to put pen to paper, according to his communication abilities, so now attention turns to his teammates. Will Ty Dillon return to GMS Racing for the 2023 season and continue driving number 42?

Dillon spoke to NBC Sports reporter Parker Kligerman during the rain delay at the Nashville Superspeedway, and he explained that he was disappointed with his early-season performance. However, he says the team has hit their stride and he knows he can win some races.

Dillon doesn’t have as much stability as his teammate. He has only made it to the top 10 once in the 2022 season. Although he has come close to the top 15 in four other races, including 11th place in the Daytona 500.

Dillon didn’t specifically talk about his contract situation, but he said he’s excited about his future with the team. He is having “fun” and he wants to continue building the Petty GMS Motorsports program into something powerful.

When Petty GMS Motorsports – then GMS Racing – announced that Dillon had joined as a full-time racer, it did not give a schedule. The press release does not reveal whether Dillon will sign a one-year or multi-year contract. According to, his current contract will expire after the 2022 season.

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