Devin Jones Finishes Strong in NASCAR Truck Debut

by Devin Jones Racing
on 10 April, 2013

Inaugural NASCAR run a success in more ways than one

Devin Jones made his NASCAR Camping World Truck debut in the No. 6 VeriStor Chevy at Martinsville Speedway on April 6 and proved that running in one of NASCAR’s top three series’ is just where he is meant to be.  

Going into the Kroger 250, Jones was looking for a solid finish with plenty of seat time to learn just as much as possible as he steps into the top levels of the sport. Going into the weekend, rain and even snow plagued the track the day before qualifying. But, when Friday arrived the weather was ready to cooperate, making it perfect for practice and qualifying.

“I was eager to see what we had in our No. 6 VeriStor truck,” said Jones. “After a successful test we were ready to lay down a solid qualifying run.”

Running on different tires than he did during the test, Jones completed his qualifying run in the 26th spot of the 38-car field.

“Racing a truck at Martinsville has been a dream of mine since I started racing 10 years ago,” said Jones. “So when race day was finally here I couldn’t wait to get rolling. We had fantastic support from VeriStor, an exceptional crew behind us and a truck that was very capable of a strong finish. It was everything I could have dreamed of for my first NASCAR truck start.”

When the trucks took off, Jones held his own maintaining his position. But a few laps into the race the truck was a bit too loose and he lost some ground. After an early caution and a quick change on the truck, Jones found his truck running stronger than ever. He began making his way through the field, up to the 21st spot, with his eye on a top 15. That’s when a lap truck hit the curb in turn three and slid into Jones, cutting his tire. Jones spun, deftly keeping the truck off the wall. Still under green, Jones pulled his No. 6 Truck in for a tire change and quick adjustments and made his way back out on the track. In all, Jones finished the race out in a strong 24th, a solid end to a memorable day. 

“It was a great learning experience to run in the trucks at Martinsville,” said Jones. “I know that if that incident hadn’t happened, we’d have had a very solid top 15 run for our first race out. I can’t wait to run the truck series again to show our speed.”

“I want to express just how thankful I am to the VeriStor family for their support, both on and off the track,” said Jones. “I look forward to future opportunities to get the VeriStor truck strong finishes and more visibility to the NASCAR fan base.”

Jones’ next race will be in the UARA-STARS round 3 race at Rockingham Speedway in the #35 VeriStor Late Model on April 13.


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