Jones Looks to Continue Strong Run at Texas

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – WinStar World Casino and Resort 350
November 6, 2015 – Texas Motor Speedway
No. 33 Russell-Kramer Refrigeration Chevrolet Silverado

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) returns to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) Friday night for the WinStar World Casino and Resort 350. GMS Racing driver Brandon Jones will sport the blue and black colors of Russell in his second start “under the lights” at the 1.5-mile oval.

In June, Jones made his first start at the Fort Worth track, earning a 22nd-place finish after an on-track incident put him 38 laps behind the leader early in the race. The event was only Jones’ third career start at a 1.5-mile track. Following the race in Texas, Jones has made three additional starts at intermediate tracks, picking up one top five and two top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 16.16 at 1.5-mile tracks, as well as an average finishing position of 9th.

Jones will pilot chassis No. 029 for Saturday’s 147-lap event. This chassis was last raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) where Jones started from the third position and earned a fifth-place result. The LVMS finish is Jones’ career-best at a 1.5-mile track.

Jones will complete the remainder of the NCWTS schedule with GMS Racing to wrap up a 34-race schedule that included five NASCAR XFINITY Series starts, 10 Auto Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series presented by Menards starts and 2 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts.

After his second place finish at Talladega the week before, Jones made his fifth start at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway last week. Jones’ patience was put to the test in a caution-filled, 200-lap, short-track showdown. The 18-year-old started from the 16th position and worked his way into the top 10 by lap 50. Jones continued to run in the top 10 positions throughout the remainder of the event, reaching as high as the fourth position before the last caution of the day, which set up a two-lap sprint to the checkered flag. Restarting on the outside, Jones fell back three positions and crossed the finish line seventh for his seventh top-10 finish of the 2015 season.

In 14 starts this season, Jones has picked up four top-five and seven top-10 finishes, including career-best second-place finishes at Iowa Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. Jones shared seat time with Austin and Ty Dillon, who combined for an additional four top-five and five top-10 finishes, as well as two pole awards. Austin Dillon dominated at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month where he earned GMS Racing’s first NCWTS win.

Jones is scheduled to appear at the Team Chevy display for a Q&A session with fans at 2 p.m. CST on Friday, November 6.

I’m excited to get back to Texas. We had a tough outing last time we were there, but I think we would have had a top-10 finish if we hadn’t gotten caught up in someone else’s mess. Our mile-and-a-half program has really improved since June. We qualified third and finished fifth at Las Vegas, and we’re bringing that truck to Texas, so we should unload pretty fast and improve on that during practice. I think you’ll see us racing inside the top five, if not contending for a win, in our Russell-Kramer Refrigeration Chevrolet. – Brandon Jones

About HTPG
The Heat Transfer Product Group (HTPG) with offices and manufacturing operations in Scottsboro, Ala. HTPG offers a wide product range of energy efficient heat transfer equipment sold under recognized premium brands: Russell, Witt, Kramer, and ColdZone. The Russell brand offers everything needed in a commercial refrigeration system, while the Witt brand is a leading supplier of OEM commercial heat transfer equipment. Commercial and Industrial applications are sold under the Kramer brand, while the ColdZone brand is the world’s leading supplier of refrigeration equipment specifically for the foodservice industries.

About GMS Racing, LLC
GMS Racing LLC, competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with drivers Spencer Gallagher, Brandon Jones, and Grant Enfinger. Formerly based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, home of Allegiant Travel, GMS Racing is now housed in a state of the art 51,000-square-foot shop in Statesville, North Carolina.