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Dave Jones, father of NASCAR driver Erik Jones, dies

Dave Jones’ death was confirmed on Twitter by his son, who drove in the Xfinity race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
Dave Jones’ death was confirmed on Twitter by his son, who drove in the Xfinity race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Getty Images

Dave Jones, father of Xfinity Series driver Erik Jones, has died after a brief bout with cancer. He was 53.

Dave Jones’ death was confirmed on Twitter by his son, who drove in the Xfinity race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.

The Jones family is from nearby Byron, Mich. Erik Jones, last season’s Truck series champion, drove with his father’s name stenciled above the door of his car.

In his tweet, Erik Jones said his dad “sacrificed more for me than I ever had the chance to give back to you.”

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