The NASCAR garage really is an extended family to those involved in the sport. After Xfinity series driver Erik Jones posted the heartfelt Tweet announcing the passing of his father, Dave, the NASCAR family rallied around the young superstar with messages of support.
To confirm – my father did pass away on Tuesday. Take it to the limit Papa Bear pic.twitter.com/IsCybrHWH4
— Erik Jones (@erik_jones) June 11, 2016
— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) June 11, 2016
— Tony Gibson (@TonyOldman41) June 11, 2016
— Elliott Sadler (@Elliott_Sadler) June 11, 2016
Despite his loss, Jones raced in the Menard 250 by Valvoline race at Michigan yesterday, leading 18 of 125 laps and finishing in fourth place.
Before the race, in an emotional moment, Jones changed the name over his door to his dad’s name