Brandon Jones perseveres to 16th-place finish in Charlotte

NASCAR XFINITY Series – HISENSE 4K TV 300
May 19, 2017 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
No. 33 Wood Ducks Baseball Chevrolet Camaro

Brandon Jones and the No. 33 Wood Ducks Baseball Chevrolet team finished 16th at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. Racing with the name of fallen marine Sgt Mark A. Bradley over his driver’s side window, Jones persevered to a lead-lap finish after sustaining two flat tires and broken sway bar in a spin during the race’s second stage.

Brandon Jones During Hisense 4k TV 300 qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC

“That was a tough day for the No. 33 Wood Ducks Baseball Chevrolet Camaro team, but we fought hard all day long and it shows. Our Chevrolet started off with some really good long run speed that helped us move up during Stage 1, but it wasn’t handling well at all over the bump in between Turn 3 and 4. I had to drag the brake over that spot a lot, which hurt us a little bit. We were running decent towards the start of the final stage thanks to some adjustments when the car just snapped loose on me and spun. Luckily, I was able to keep our No. 33 Wood Ducks Baseball Chevy off the wall, but we had to pit a couple times for flat tires and to adjust for a broken sway bar. That dropped us back quite a bit. We never gave up and managed to make a little bit of our own luck with some strategic pit calls. It was a hard-fought 16th-place finish, but we’ll take it. Thanks again to the Rangers organization for their continued support and I hope the Down East Wood Ducks have a great season this year.”

Jones currently sits 15th in NASCAR XFINITY Series driver point standings. Next, the series will travel to Dover International Speedway on Saturday, June 3 for the OneMain Financial 200. FS1 will carry a live broadcast of the event beginning at 1 p.m. ET, while radio coverage will be provided by MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.