“Too Fast” Jones meets “Too Tall” Jones
A couple of world-class athletes named Ed Jones were at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Ed "Too Tall" Jones became a household name for his standout career as a defensive end with the Dallas Cowboys as well as his pursuit of a professional boxing career in the middle of it.
Another Ed Jones is a rising star in IndyCar, being named the series’ rookie of the year last season.
Both took part in a pre-race news conference before the DXC Technology 600 and had some fun. The race car driver was dubbed "Too Fast" Jones.
"Too Fast" remembered learning about "Too Tall" as a youngster moving up the racing ranks as his parents built him a website and kept finding out about the former NFL standout.
"It's great to finally meet him," "Too Fast" said.
Added "Too Tall" Jones: "I really admire watching him race."
The highlight may have been a photo op afterward.
"Too Tall," standing at 6-foot-9, was literally head-and-shoulders taller than "Too Fast."