With two races remaining in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Ed Jones is one driver who may find himself without a seat when the music stops at the end of the season.
On Saturday night, though, Jones pushed for some job security by running up front with teammate Scott Dixon and tallied his first top 10 on an oval since Texas Motor Speedway.
Fuel strategy was what ultimately put Jones up front. Out of the drivers he had to pass, one driver was saving fuel while the rest were going to come down for fuel one more time. Jones was able to overtake Alexander Rossi, Zach Veach, Simon Pagenaud and others with the No. 10 car in the shadows of the No. 9 car.
For a driver with all of his chips on the table, sometimes all a driver needs are one good strong finish after a string of weak finishes. The next two races could be Jones’ final races with Chip Ganassi Racing, but then again, they could be the jumpstart that the once highly regarded driver needs to show his worth.