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

Racing career

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 record

American open–wheel racing results

(key)

CART

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
28
MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MIS
10
POC ROA MDO
19
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
19
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
23
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
24
VAN
14
LS
14
31st 1

Indy Racing League

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
1996 Galles Racing WDW PHX INDY
2
26th 33
1996-97 Galles Racing NHM LVS WDW
DNS
PHX INDY TXS PPIR CLT NH2 LV2 NC -
2000 WDW
PHX
LVS
INDY
DNQ
TXS
PPIR
ATL
KTY
TX2
NC -
2002 HOM
PHX
CAL
NAZ INDY
DNQ
TEX
PIK
RIR
KAN
NSH
MIS KTY
GAT
CHI
TEX
- 0

Indianapolis 500

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

NASCAR

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

Winston Cup Series

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 Series

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 I70 LVL BRI MLW CNS HPT
28
IRP RCH MAR NWS SON MMR PHO 95th 79
1996 27 Chevy HOM PHO POR TUS CNS HPT
13
BRI MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS MMR PHO LVS 97th 124

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

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

References

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1996 with:
Manuel Reuter
Alexander Wurz
Succeeded by