Erik Jones eliminated after hard crash in Brickyard 400
Erik Jones was eliminated from Sunday’s Brickyard 400 after a hard single-car crash on Lap 75.
Jones was running in 10th when his No. 20 Toyota hit the outside wall in Turn 3. Jones was able to exit his car.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver entered the race 16th in the point standings, which is the last spot on the playoff grid.
Jones stayed out of the pits during a late caution in Stage 1 in order to earn stage points. He managed to finish second in the stage, earning nine points.
“I guess we had a right front (tire) go down,” Jones told NBC. “I felt it pop and I was kind of along for the ride. It was a pretty hard hit. But it’s a shame. ... It’s kind of the story of our season. We’ve just had a rough year. Things just not going out way.”