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Jones celebrates with juice at Chuck E. Cheese

November 14, 2013, NASCAR.com

Jones celebrates with juice at Chuck E. Cheese
Phoenix victory was first for 17-year-old, who shot video of good-natured celebration

If Erik Jones looked like a boy among men at Phoenix International Raceway, it's because, well, he was.

At age 17, Jones can only compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on road courses and ovals that are one mile or shorter. Phoenix fits the bill, and it was in the desert that Jones -- in his fifth Truck Series start -- earned his first victory and became the youngest Truck Series winner in NASCAR history.

There was no customary champagne in Victory Lane, though.

In fact, Jones celebrated in a much more appropriate way earlier this week. In a video posted to Instagram, Jones was showered with confetti while standing in front of a Chuck E. Cheese, chugging a Capri Sun.

In a response to light-hearted Twitter questions after posting the video, Jones jokingly assured his followers that he stopped at two Capri Suns, and closed down the Chuck E. Cheese at 6 p.m.

You can watch the video below.