Hopeful For A Top-10 Finish At Bristol

This Week’s No. 33 M-D Building Products / Menards Chevrolet Camaro at Bristol Motor Speedway
Brandon Jones has 10 career starts at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 20-year-old Atlanta native has three NASCAR XFINITY Series starts, one ninth-place finish and has never started or finished outside the top-15 at the famous half-mile track. Jones also has four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Bristol, resulting in one top-five and two top-10 finishes. In addition, he competed in three NASCAR K&N Pro Series East contests and racked up two top-10 finishes at The Last Great Colosseum.

Meet Brandon Jones
Fans can meet Jones when he takes part in a Q&A session at the Team Chevy display on Friday, April 21 at noon ET. He will also sign autographs for fans from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET during Friday’s Food City Race Night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Hello, M-D Building Products
M-D Building Products is the industry leader in the categories of weatherization, thresholds, floor transitions and digital levels. Beginning in 1920 as Macklanburg Duncan, the M-D story encompasses over 95 years of inventing and manufacturing products demanded by their customers. M-D is a committed U.S. manufacturer with focus areas of aluminum and vinyl extrusion. Whether a do-it-yourselfer, professional contractor or OEM customer, the company is well established as a leader in innovation, product quality and customer service. M-D prides itself on operating in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible manner. M-D is a privately-owned company with its corporate headquarters located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Learn more at mdbuildingproducts.com.

Welcome Back, Menards
A family-owned and run company started in 1958, Menards currently operates 305 stores located in 14 Midwestern states. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader; it’s no wonder their famous slogan – “SAVE BIG MONEY” – is so widely known and easy to remember. Menards does things right – the company’s strength and success can be seen in the well-stocked and maintained stores, the lowest prices in town, and the way Guests are always treated like family.

You finished 11th and ninth during last year’s races at Bristol Motor Speedway. What do you like about that track?

“I love short track racing. That’s what we all grew up on, so I’m very comfortable with it. Bristol’s the track I’ve been to the most on the circuit. I just enjoy the high banking of it. That place is a blast. We can run up front there a lot of the race. We almost won the truck race a couple of years ago too. We finished fifth that time, so there’s definitely been some good races for me at that place. I think we’ll be really decent there this year.”

How stressful is it to run there? Everyone talks about Daytona and Talladega and being in the pack at 200 mph, but you’re always in traffic at Bristol as well and sometimes it’s hard to pass.

“You’re never out of traffic at Bristol. I think it takes maybe 10 laps to get up to the back of the field and once you’re there, you’re always passing cars. It’s kind of hard to keep up with where you’re at too. You have to have good communication with your spotter to make sure you know where you’re running on the track, but it’s fun. I think it’s one of the cooler tracks that we go to.”