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Despite Uncertain Future, Ed Jones Picks Up Solid Top-10 Effort at Gateway

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.

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Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle returns to Fronstretch in 2019 in a little different form. After a year and a half of being a news writer, Koelle will contribute ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards content and photography in multiple different series over the course of the season. His favorite tracks include Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. He's looking to attend tracks he's never attended before this season including Auto Club Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (the only announced tracks currently). He's an avid fan of Iowa State Cyclones football, Atlanta Braves baseball, and Monster Energy Supercross.

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