Erik Jones hails from Byron, Michigan – a three-hour, fifteen-minute drive from Mullett Township on the state’s northern shore.
As he stood on the frontstretch of Daytona International Speedway at the conclusion of the Coke Zero 400 with his mullet flowing in the breeze, Dale Earnhardt Jr. proclaimed it to be a victory for the hairstyle nationwide.
“It sure was,” Jones responded. “I was glad to get the mullet into Victory Lane. It was a long hard road to grow this thing back.”
That led the NASCAR America analysts to discuss how Jones’ flow stacks up against some other classic mullets from the past couple of years.
“Chase – let’s be honest – when he puts that hat on and it goes crazy back there, that’s typically when his fans go crazy,” Rutledge Wood said.
Regarding Blaney’s hairstyle from 2017, Wood added: “I don’t know where in Ryan Blaney’s hair adventure last year that was, because let’s be honest it was monumental.”
But Blaney’s mullet fell to Roger Penske’s corporate image at the beginning of 2018.
Mullet heads worldwide don’t have to worry the same thing will happen to Jones.
“(Joe Gibbs) accepts it,” Jones said. “He just kind of lets it go for the most part.”
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