Erik Jones left Dover International Speedway frustrated after finishing 16th in Sunday’s Xfinity Series race.
Jones fought an ill-handling car throughout the race. He pitted out of sequence on Lap 99 because he was worried about his right-front tire. That later forced him to pit with less than 10 laps left for two seconds of fuel to make it to the finish.
Afterward, Jones said: “Just kind of an embarrassing day.’’
Jones is 10th in the standings, four points behind Brennan Poole, who is eighth and holds the final transfer spot. The 12-driver field will be cut to eight after Friday night’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.