TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Levi Jones was not about to left off the gas in Friday's Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" finale at the Terre Haute Action Track.
The defending "Indiana Sprint Week" champion, Jones knew going into the 30-lap feature he wouldn't be able to repeat without a miracle.
That didn't stop him from dominating the event and winning his third career USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car Series feature.
Jones, in the 2B Racing Lucas Oil/Karavan Trailer Maxim/Gaerte, held off a hard-charging Shane Cottle over the final five laps to secure second in the ISW points standings behind Cory Kruseman, who captured his second "Indiana Sprint Week" title in four seasons.
"With Thursday (at Lawrenceburg) having a DNF and giving our title away, we felt we had nothing to lose," Jones said on the plane ride from Terre Haute to Milwaukee, Wis., where he'll compete in today's Weld Racing Silver Crown Series race. Jones, the event's fast qualifier, had established leads well over a half straightaway by the midpoint of the race before a pair of cautions in the final half of the race diminished that advantage.