TV5's Jason Fielder has confirmed that Byron's Erik Jones has emerged as the top candidate to replace Kyle Busch on the Sprint Cup Series.
A spokesperson for Jones said final details are being worked out, but the situation is fluid.
Busch is out with a broken leg, which happened in a crash in a Xfinity Series race where Busch tapped Jones from behind, then as both drivers spun out of control, Busch went headfirst into a concrete wall (without a SAFER barrier).
Jones is a part-time driver on the Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing, and he runs a full-time schedule on the NASCAR Truck Series driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Jones is only 18 years old, and has never driven in a Sprint Cup Series race.
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