Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Conner Jones Joins ThorSport Racing Part-Time in No. 66 Truck

Conner Jones ThorSport Racing 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Conner Jones will join ThorSport Racing to compete in nine NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events during the 2023 season. Photo Credit: ThorSport Racing.

ThorSport Racing will continue to field the No. 66 truck during the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season as the organization has tapped 16-year-old racer Conner Jones to run the machine in nine events this season.

According to a press release from ThorSport Racing, the deal with Jones is a multi-year agreement.

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“It’s always been my dream to enter into the NASCAR Truck Series,” Jones said. “I’m thrilled to be signing a multi-year contract with ThorSport Racing. They have a rich history within the Truck Series, along with being proven Champions. This will be a great year for me to learn and gain more experience behind the wheel of a NASCAR Truck. I know I have a strong team and organization surrounding me.”

Jones will make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut on April 14th at Martinsville Speedway.

Conner Jones 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Schedule

  • Martinsville Speedway, April 14
  • North Wilkesboro Speedway, May 20
  • World Wide Technology Raceway, June 3
  • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 8
  • Richmond Raceway, July 29
  • Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, August 11
  • Milwaukee Mile, August 27
  • Bristol Motor Speedway, September 14
  • Phoenix Raceway, November 3

The Virginia native has run six ARCA Menards Series races over the last two seasons and has a best finish of fifth, which came at Iowa Speedway in 2022. Jones has a total of three top-five finishes and four top-10s in six ARCA Menards Series East starts over the last two seasons as well.

Interestingly, ThorSport will boast a 30-year age gap between its oldest driver, Matt Crafton, and its youngest driver.

Jones, who will drive the No. 66 Ford F-150, is the youngest driver to ever strap into one of ThorSport Racing’s trucks since the team moved to the NASCAR Truck Series in 1996.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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