NEWTON, Iowa - Last season, a powerful run through Iowa Speedway helped Erik Jones finally emerge from the tall shadows cast by bad luck.
But the talented 19-yearold’s relationship with misfortune re-formed in 2015 — until, again, Iowa.
Jones entered Friday’s American Ethanol 200 winless in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season and stung by back-to-back finishes of 23rd and 15th.
He left the track pumping his fists, victorious.
The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver led 112 laps and dominated most of the race en route to his fifth career series triumph.
“We’ve had fast trucks,” Jones said. “Things just haven’t been happening. Just kept fighting the good fight and waited for it to come around.”