Brandon Jones and the No. 33 Nexteer Chevrolet Camaro at Daytona International Speedway
Jones will be competing at Daytona International Speedway for his third time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend. The 20-year-old driver finished seventh at the 2.5-mile tack last February.
Kicking Off the Sophomore Season
Jones is entering his sophomore season in the XFINITY Series after a stout rookie year, in which he recorded 17 top-11 finishes and qualified for the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase before finishing 10th in the point standings. Jones also recorded the third most completed laps in the series last year.
Meet Brandon Jones
Fans can meet Jones on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. EST at the Team Chevy display. Jones will participate in a Q&A and sign autographs before competing in the Powershares QQQ 300.
Jones will partner with fellow RCR XFINITY Series driver Daniel Hemric for a takeover of the RCR Instagram account during Thursday night’s Duels at Daytona. Follow along at instagram.com/rcrracing as Jones and Hemric provide a behind-the-scenes look at all that goes on during the Daytona 500 qualifying races.
Welcome Back, Nexteer
Jones counts on Nexteer’s steering technology to deliver precise, high-performance under intense conditions. Mere seconds can mean the difference between winning and losing, so Richard Childress Racing chooses Nexteer – renowned for exceptional handling, performance and safety. Nexteer provides electric and hydraulic power steering systems, steering columns, driveline systems, advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous technologies to global manufactures. Nexteer Automotive, a Leader in Intuitive Motion Control. Visit nexteer.com for more information.
You’re entering your sophomore season in the XFINITY Series. How does last year’s season and the experience you gained play into your preparation for this year?
“Last season we made a lot of headway as a team and organization, and I look forward to continuing that improvement this season. We made the Chase last year, which was one of our goals, but this year we need to be in contention to win the championship going into Homestead-Miami Speedway. Having been to all these tracks at least once now, I’m ready to grab a couple wins and have that championship run.”
You had a great top-10 finish last February at Daytona. Knowing that restrictor-plate races can be tricky to prepare for, how have you been training for this upcoming weekend?
“During this off-season I’ve worked a lot on training, both mentally and physically. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the simulator with the team, going through the changes we can make at-track during a normal practice day and trying out different setups so that helps. I’ve also been following a fitness program to keep my health and nutrition up throughout the year. It’s a long season and I want to be as prepared as possible.”