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.
“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.