Erik Jones put his name into the conversation as one of four drivers who has a legitimate chance to punch his ticket to Saturday night’s $1 million-to-win Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The lucky four will come from the 24 drivers entered in the Monster Energy Open, a 50-lap, last-chance race that will be run before the All-Star Race.
Friday afternoon at CMS, Jones topped the speed charts during an 85-minute practice session for the 24 Open drivers.
Jones had a best lap of 189.056 miles per hour in the No. 77 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, which set the mark in the practice round.