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NASCAR: Erik Jones set to return to Cup Sequence at Darlington

Erik Jones is set to return to the NASCAR Cup Series after a two-race absence because of a back injury. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) Erik Jones will be back in his No. 43 car at Darlington. Legacy Motor Club announced Thursday that Jones had been cleared to return to the NASCAR Cup Series after

NASCAR: Erik Jones set to return to Cup Sequence at Darlington

Nick Bromberg

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE - MARCH 16: Erik Jones, driver of the #43 AdventHealth Toyota, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series  Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16, 2024 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Erik Jones is about to return to the NASCAR Cup Sequence after a two-race absence due to a again damage. (Photograph by Meg Oliphant/Getty Pictures)

Erik Jones can be again in his No. 43 automobile at Darlington.

Legacy Motor Membership introduced Thursday that Jones had been cleared to return to the NASCAR Cup Sequence after suffering a spinal compression fracture in a crash at Talladega. Nevertheless, he gained’t be again within the automobile on Sunday at Kansas.

“Erik Jones has been cleared to race by medical doctors and authorised to return by NASCAR, however out an abundance of warning, the group has opted for Jones to relaxation for one more occasion,” Legacy stated in an announcement.

The group added that Jones will attend Sunday’s race at Kansas like he did at Dover.

Jones stated in a put up on social media that he agreed with Legacy Motor Membership’s choice to maintain him out of the automobile for one more week.

I agree with @LEGACYMotorClub‘s choice to make sure correct relaxation earlier than I get again within the automobile. I can be in Kansas this weekend to proceed to assist the No. 43 group and @CoreyHeim_ and I look ahead to being again behind the wheel at Darlington. https://t.co/9VWC3QQx6b

— Erik Jones (@Erik_Jones) May 2, 2024

Jones was changed by Truck Sequence driver Corey Heim at Dover, and Heim will drive in Jones’ place once more at Kansas. Heim certified thirty second for his first Cup Sequence begin and completed twenty fifth per week in the past.

When he returns on Might 12 at Darlington, Jones can be eligible to make the playoffs if he wins a race through the common season. NASCAR has given him a waiver to make him playoff-eligible regardless of lacking races.

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Heading into Kansas, Jones is twenty third within the standings and will drop to twenty ninth and even thirtieth. He’s simply 18 factors forward of twenty eighth place and 24 factors forward of thirtieth. His low place within the standings after lacking two races means it is extremely unlikely he’d be capable of make the playoffs by way of factors.

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