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Davy Jones (born June 1, 1964) is an American racing driver.

Davy Jones
DavyJonesSVRA2016.jpg
Jones in 2016
Nationality American
Born (1964-06-01) June 1, 1964 (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois
Last updated on: September 17, 2014
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
7 races run over 1 year
Best finish46th (1995)
First race1995 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race1995 Save Mart Supermarkets 300 (Sears Point)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish95th (1995)
First race1995 Heartland Tailgate 175 (Topeka)
Last race1996 Lund Look 225 (Topeka
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
IndyCar Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish2nd (1996)
First race1996 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 1 0
Champ Car career
16 races run over 6 years
Best finish22nd (1989)
First race1987 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis)
Last race1996 Monterey Grand Prix (Laguna Seca)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1988–1991, 1996
TeamsSilk Cut Jaguar, Joest Racing
Best finish1st (1996)
Class wins1 (1996)
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Racing careerEdit

In 1983 he came 3rd in the British Formula Three Championship behind Ayrton Senna and Martin Brundle. He also that year tested the Brabham F1 car at Brands Hatch with Bernie Ecclestone, the then team owner, looking at Jones as the next American hope for F1 competition. In the mid-1980s Jones competed in New Zealand Formula Atlantic during the off season and twice won the New Zealand Grand Prix in 1984 and 1987. In 1986 Jones drove for the Factory BMW McLaren Team in IMSA GTP with teammate John Andretti and earned the only BMW GTP victory that season at Watkins Glen. Jones won the 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans with teammates Manuel Reuter and Alexander Wurz in a TWR-Porsche. He also placed second to Buddy Lazier in the 1996 Indianapolis 500, the first of the Indy Racing League era. He has five total starts in the race as well as 16 starts in CART from 1987 to 1996. Jones also made seven Winston Cup starts in 1995 for Jasper Motorsports with a best finish of 20th at Darlington Raceway and participated in the 1992 and 1993 editions of the International Race of Champions finishing 8th and 9th respectively. Jones won the 1990 24 Hours of Daytona driving a Jaguar XJR-12, along with Jan Lammers and Andy Wallace.[1]

Jones was seriously injured in a practice crash for the IRL race at Walt Disney World Speedway in January 1997. This was the first race where the IRL used their brand new cars with normally aspirated engines. The accident left him with an injured neck, and led to his brief retirement from racing.[2] Jones' withdrawal from the Team Joest squad to compete in the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours allowed Tom Kristensen to take over the vacant seat, and win his first Le Mans enduro.

Jones has since then competed in sports cars, mainly in the Grand-Am Road Racing Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. He currently works as a guest speaker, racing advisor, instructor and also runs a driver experience course at a country club in Texas.[3]

Racing recordEdit

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

CARTEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1987 A.J. Foyt Enterprises  
LBH
 
PHX
 
INDY
Ret
 
MIL
 
POR
 
MEA
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MIS
10
 
POC
 
ROA
 
MDO
Ret
 
NAZ
14
 
LS
 
MIA
13
35th 3
1989 Euromotorsport  
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
7
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
MEA
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
POC
 
MDO
 
ROA
 
NAZ
 
LS
22nd 6
1993 Euromotorsport  
SRF
 
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
15
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
NHM
 
ROA
 
VAN
 
MDO
 
NAZ
 
LS
43rd 0
1994 A.J. Foyt Enterprises  
SRF
Ret
 
PHX
12
 
LBH
14
31st 1
King Racing  
INDY
Rpl
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
MDO
 
NHM
 
VAN
 
ROA
 
NAZ
 
LS
1995 Dick Simon Racing  
MIA
 
SRF
 
PHX
 
LBH
 
NAZ
 
INDY
Ret
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
ROA
 
TOR
 
CLE
 
MIS
 
MDO
 
NHM
 
VAN
 
LS
43rd 0
1996 Galles Racing  
MIA
 
RIO
 
SRF
 
LBH
 
NAZ
 
500
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MIS
12
 
MDO
16
 
ROA
Ret
 
VAN
14
 
LS
14
31st 1

Indy Racing LeagueEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
1996 Galles Racing  
WDW
 
PHX
 
INDY
2
26th 33
1996-1997 Galles Racing  
NHM
 
LVS
 
WDW
DNS
 
PHX
 
INDY
 
TXS
 
PPIR
 
CLT
 
NH2
 
LV2
NC -
2000 Team Coulson  
WDW
 
PHX
 
LVS
 
INDY
DNQ
 
TXS
 
PPIR
 
ATL
 
KTY
 
TX2
NC -

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1987 March 86C Ford Cosworth DFX 28 28 A.J. Foyt Enterprises
1989 Lola T88/00 Ford Cosworth DFX 31 7 Euromotorsport
1993 Lola T92/00 Chevrolet 265A 28 15 Euromotorsport
1994 Lola T94/00 Ford XB Raced by S. Goodyear King Racing
1995 Lola T95/00 Ford XB 32 23 Dick Simon Racing
1996 Lola T95/00 Mercedes-Benz IC108B 2 2 Galles Racing
2000 G-Force Oldsmobile DNQ Team Coulson

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts
1993 Gray Racing 77 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA -
1994 U.S. Racing 88 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL NA -
1995 Jasper Motorsports 77 Ford DAY
33
CAR
37
RCH
DNQ
ATL
24
DAR
20
BRI
24
NWS
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
TAL
33
SON
36
CLT
DNQ
DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 46th 520

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 NCTC Pts
1995 Roehrig Motorsports 18 Chevy PHO TUS SGS MMR POR EVG I70 LVL BRI MLW CNS HPT
28
IRP FLM RCH MAR NWS SON MMR PHO 95th 79
1996 B&R Racing 27 Chevy HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT
13
BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS SON MMR PHO LVS 97th 124

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1988   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Danny Sullivan
  Price Cobb
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 331 16th 14th
1989   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Derek Daly
  Jeff Kline
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 85 DNF DNF
1990   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Michel Ferté
  Eliseo Salazar
Jaguar XJR-12 C1 282 DNF DNF
1991   Silk Cut Jaguar
  Tom Walkinshaw Racing
  Raul Boesel
  Michel Ferté
Jaguar XJR-12 C2 360 2nd 2nd
1996   Joest Racing   Alexander Wurz
  Manuel Reuter
TWR Porsche WSC-95 LMP1 354 1st 1st

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