BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (February 16, 2024) – NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones, in conjunction with Erik Jones Racing, and Michigan-based Energy Products have extended their partnership through the 2024 season with a focus on the company’s recently launched VAST Racing Products Division.

This will be the second year of the personal services partnership, which expands to an entire NASCAR Cup Series season promoting and supporting the VAST Racing Products Division that was unveiled late last year. VAST Racing Products are available through an ecommerce store selling hundreds of brands and more than 100,000 part numbers related to racing, performance and off-road vehicles. The direct-to-consumer platform has full distribution in place to serve the racing community nationwide.

“I’m excited to extend my partnership with Energy Products and continue to help them grow their VAST Racing Products Division,” said Jones, who enters his second season with LEGACY MOTOR CLUB and eighth overall in the Cup Series. “It’s great to represent a company from my home state of Michigan, especially one that offers a huge variety of brands and products to racers and race fans across the country.”

The relationship between Jones, a 27-year-old native of Byron, Mich., and Energy Products began in February of last year when the Madison Heights-headquartered company had the two-time Cup Series winner promoting its new P1 Battery product line. Energy Products expanded the partnership later in the year with the VAST Racing Products direct-to-consumer platform. The company’s new division served as the primary partner on Jones’ entry in the prestigious Snowball Derby Super Late Model race that was held in December at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

“Erik is an ideal fit for the VAST Racing Products Division, having competed through the various levels of racing since he was a youth to becoming a NASCAR Cup Series star and representing our home state of Michigan,” Energy Products Director of Marketing Tom Willhite said. “We enjoyed a successful partnership with Erik last year and we’re looking forward to expanding his presence with the VAST Racing Products Division this year.”

VAST Racing Products will stage promotions, including a chance to win VIP pit passes at select events, throughout the NASCAR Cup Series season for race fans as well as exclusive opportunities for members of the Erik Jones Fan Club. Follow VAST Racing Products on its social media channels – Facebook, Instagram and X – to find out details on upcoming promotions and visit www.vastrp.com for the latest products and news.

About VAST Racing Products and Energy Products

VAST Racing Products is a brand of Energy Products, a leading independent battery distributor since 1991. A family-owned business, Energy Products has distribution centers in Madison Heights and Grand Rapids, MI, Orlando, Dallas, and Byram, MS. For more information about VAST Racing Products or P1 Batteries introduced earlier this year, or to become an authorized P1 Battery retailer, visit www.vastrp.com or follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Erik Jones 

Erik Jones is a 27-year-old professional racecar driver from Byron, Michigan who currently competes in the NASCAR Cup Series as the driver of the iconic No. 43 racecar, made famous by the legendary Richard ‘The King’ Petty, for LEGACY MOTOR CLUB.

At the age of 19, Jones wasted no time rewriting NASCAR history. In 2015, he captured his first NASCAR Truck Series Championship and Rookie of the Year honors, and still holds the record as the series’ youngest champion at 19 years, 5 months and 21 days. Jones moved up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the 2016 season, also winning Rookie of the Year honors. In 2017, Jones won his third straight Rookie of the Year honor, this time in the NASCAR Cup Series, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win the award in all three national touring series.

Jones has scored key victories at two of NASCAR’s most prestigious tracks and toughest races. His first NASCAR Cup Series victory came in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on July 7, 2018, at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, as he battled back from a lap down taking the lead on the final lap for the win. He also scored two victories in the prestigious Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – his first in 2019 and again in 2022.

Jones’ family values and passion for giving back drove him to establish the Erik Jones Foundation (EJF) in 2021. The mission of the EJF is to help change lives by igniting the passion for reading in children, promoting animal welfare, and encouraging early cancer detection and care. Find more information at www.erikjonesfoundation.org.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS: 

 

Tom Willhite                                                                             Mike Zizzo

Director of Marketing & IT                                                         Principal

Energy Products/VAST Racing Products                                        Blue Verve PR for Erik Jones Racing

Email: tommy.willhite@vastrp.com                                              Email: mike.zizzo@outlook.com