Erik Jones Girlfriend, Married, Parents, Family
Erik Jones is a professional motor car racer. The prodigy started participating in quarter-midget races at age seven. In 2012, he managed to clinch the first position at Snowball Derby.
Following the success, Eric entered Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017 as part of Joe Gibbs Racing. The no. 20 driver won his first cup in July 2018.
The athlete performed exceptionally well and became the first-ever racer to win Rookie of the Year in three NASCAR national series.
Is Erik Married? Dating History
Erik has always kept his dating life an open affair. He is dating a girl named Holly Shelton. The pair made their romance public via their Instagram accounts in 2018. Since then, the couple flaunts their relationship in the photo-sharing giant.
Erik Jones poses with girlfriend Holly Shelton on May 2019 (Photo: Holly Shelton's Instagram)
Previously, the pro racer was in a relationship with a girl named Hayley Burnash, from White Lake, Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint. The pair were quite close; Eric’s girlfriend used to accompany him to racing events.
The athlete and his girlfriend kept flaunting their love on social media. But, the pair abruptly stopped the online romantic activities in 2017, indicating a sudden break-up. The pro racer never revealed the reason behind their split.
Parents & Family Details
Eric was born to parents; father Dave Jones and mother, Carol Jones. His parents encouraged his racing preference early on. As Eric began acing the racing game, his father became his backbone and managed his career.
Sadly, the athlete lost his most significant support system; father, in 2017. It so happened that Eric’s father went to the hospital complaining about nerve, which led to the discovery of lung cancer developed to the brain. The NASCAR racer’s father was given a year to live, but he survived only for three months.
According to Eric, he was lost after his father's death as he was his personal and professional support system. With his mother and sister, Lindsey Jones, by his side, Eric is coping up with the loss and concentrating in his racing career.
Net Worth & Age
Eric has converted his passion for racing into a lucrative career. He boasts a net worth of $3 million. The 23-year-old’s earning comes from racing events' participation and wins.
He won CRA All-Star Tour in 2011 and managed to win Winchester 400 winner for a consecutive three years from 2013 to 2015. Further, Eric brought in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in 2015.
Till date, he has completed 25938 laps in NASCAR. In terms of his performance, he finished at the top 20; 42 times and reached the top 10, 44 times as of 2019. Similarly, he reached the top 5, an impressive 22 times and managed a win in 2018.