The 2015 season was a busy time for Brandon Jones and his team. He ran 33 races while competing in 4 different series, all while finishing up his senior year of high school. Though he never crossed the finish line as winner, he was very competitive all season earning 11 top five and 18 top ten finishes with best finishes of 2nd at Talladega and Iowa in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; and 1 top five and 2 top ten finishes in only five NASCAR XFINITY Series starts.
It was a good year, but 2016 looks to be a breakout year for the Atlanta GA native. Brandon will be focused on his challenges ahead, which includes the new NASCAR XFINITY Series Cup Chase.
After making his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Iowa Speedway in May of 2015, Brandon turned industry heads as he earned one top-five and two top-10 finishes with a total of 16 laps led in five starts during his inaugural season. Those strong finishes combined with his previous accomplishments, caught the attention of of Richard Childress Racing who offered him the opportunity to be the full-time driver for the No. 33 Chevrolet for the 2016 season. Brandon was grateful for the opportunity and thrilled to face the challenges ahead.
Though Brandon is slated to start all thirty three NASCAR XFINITY races, he will still have room in his schedule for six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races with a debut at Dover on May 13th and five ARCA Racing Series with a debut at Pocono Raceway on June 3rd. Brandon’s 2016 schedule of racing events has been released so be sure to check out his 2016 schedule for upcoming events near you.
It’s going to be a busy season, but Brandon wouldn’t have it any other way.
To say there’s a lot of excitement about 2016 would be an understatement. The only thing that would make it better would be if NASCAR.com recognized Brandon’s rising status among the current class of young, talented drivers. Oh, they did — Five To Watch: Young Drivers of the XFINITY Series.
Brandon’s hard work and dogged determination are paying off — and people are noticing.