KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 5, 2017) – In the midst of his rookie season, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones took some time out from racing to visit Main Event Olathe and challenge Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren to a game of bowling.
While neither may end up on the PBA Tour one day, the friendly game saw both roll at least one strike and they had solid form on their release. In the last frame, Warren edged Jones for the win.
For Jones, the game was a part of promoting the upcoming Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 13, which is a “home” race for his Furniture Row Racing team, based in Denver.
“I won’t say there is added pressure to win at Kansas because of the team,” said Jones. “But we definitely want to win there for those guys because it is the home track for this team. I’m sure Barney (Visser, team owner) is excited to get back to Kansas and hopefully see us win.”
Racing returns to Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 12 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250, and Saturday, May 13 with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 under the lights! In October, the Hollywood Casino 400 is an elimination race in the Monster Energy Series playoffs on Sunday, Oct. 22. The NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 will again be a part of the playoffs for the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Saturday, Oct. 21, while the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will wrap up their season on Friday, Oct. 20. Tickets are currently on sale by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or online at www.kansasspeedway.com.
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