NASCAR family rallies around Erik Jones after cancer claims father

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. 

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