Loudon, NH: Engine troubles just past the midway point of the New Hampshire 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race sidelined Eric Jones and the Team EJP Chevrolet Silverado on Saturday, September 13. Jones completed 131 of the race's 200 laps,...
Loudon, NH: Engine troubles just past the midway point of the New Hampshire 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race sidelined Eric Jones and the Team EJP Chevrolet Silverado on Saturday, September 13. Jones completed 131 of the race's 200 laps, and was credited with a 26th-place finish in the final rundown. NASCAR Winston Cup Series veteran Jimmy Spencer won the race.
"It is a shame we had a problem that ended our day," Jones said after the race. "We weren't going to challenge for the win or anything like that, but we were making laps and learning. We are a young team, and we really needed to go out and make as many laps as we can to start building that notebook of information. It is a shame we didn't complete all the laps, because that is 70 laps of information we didn't get."
Jones started 26th and had raced towards the top-20 when trouble struck.
"We had moved up some spots and I thought we were going to get a decent finish out of it," Jones continued. "The truck felt good and we were able to pick up some positions in the early laps. Then the engine started to go sour and we slowed. It's a shame because we had a lot of Team EJP people here watching us in the suite and in the stands. I wish we could have put on a better show for them."
The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will visit the two-mile California Speedway this weekend. The 200-mile event will take the green flag at 4 pm ET and will be seen live on Speed Channel and heard live on Motor Racing Network affiliated and on NASCAR Radio XM 144 on XM Satellite Radio.
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