Ed Jones Race Quote:
“I was actually really excited for the race. We had a great race car The SealMaster Honda was fast and I was confident we would have the best result of the season so far. We haven’t caught a break. We just have to make up for it the next two races. It’s a frustrating end to what was shaping up to be a good weekend for the SealMaster Coyne Vasser Sullivan team.
Ed Jones Fast Facts:
Ed Jones, No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan, was a victim of a first lap incident that ended his XPEL 375 race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jones, who started 18th because the field was set by entrant points, was approaching the green flag when several cars became entangled collecting him in the process. The car was severely damaged ending his race in 22nd place.
The XPEL 375 was Race 2 of this weekend’s doubleheader on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway D-shaped oval. Race 1, the Genesys 300, was held yesterday. Jones finished 12th.
Jones earned eight points today and is now 18th in the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship standings with 51 points.
The 2021 XPEL 375 was Jones’ 51st career NTT INDYCAR SERIES starts and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway.
The 12th place finish in the Genesys 300 was Jones’ second best in four races at TMS behind a ninth place showing in 2018.
Jones is contesting his fourth NTT INDYCAR season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser Sullivan.
In his 51 career INDYCAR starts, Jones has earned 14 top-10 finishes including three podium performances Third at Indy in 2017, and third at Long Beach and Detroit Race 2 in 2018.
Jones was the 2017 INDYCAR Rookie of the Year and was the top-rookie finisher in the 2017 Indianapolis 500, placing third.
Jones, 26, was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (of British citizenship) and currently resides in Miami, Florida.
Round 5 of the 17-race 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season will be the GMR Grand Prix, May 14-15, on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The race will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.