Jones won’t be racing after all. Due to a high number of entries at Charlotte, Jones did not make the field.
47 Trucks signed up for a 40-truck field at @CLTMotorSpdwy. The No. 5 Phoenix Construction Toyota Tundra didn?t make the cut. Zero owner points doesn?t put you in top-40. I get it. Guys who?ve run races deserve the spot. We?ll regroup & determine another race to go Truckin?. https://t.co/As2xnUAD4D
— Erik Jones (@Erik_Jones) May 22, 2020
Erik Jones won't be in Charlotte truck race. When they went to 40 trucks, NASCAR changed criteria to 27 spots on 2019 points and 13 spots on 2020 points. No past champion spots. There were more than 40 trucks entered and team had no 2019 or 2020 points. #nascar @NASCARONFOX
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 22, 2020
Original post: Erik Jones will compete in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jones announced via Twitter. He will drive the No. 5 Toyota with support from Billy Ballew, James Finch and Richie Wauters.
Before the outbreak of COVID-19 forced NASCAR to postpone races, Jones was slated to compete in the Truck race at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the No. 5 team. The race was supposed to be one of the races with the bounty on Kyle Busch.
No announcement has been made whether Jones will compete in the rescheduled Truck Series race at Homestead on June 13.
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Hunting for redemption at Charlotte. Was .005 of a second away from a win the last time I raced a Truck there in 2015. Coming back to get that W. Catch me in the No. 5 Phoenix Construction Toyota Tundra with @BillyBallew, @JamesFinch & @WautersMotors5 May 26 at @CLTMotorSpdwy. ? pic.twitter.com/EpmEPEzLTx
— Erik Jones (@Erik_Jones) May 21, 2020