Finished 33rd After Suffering Mechanical Woes In Richmond

NASCAR XFINITY Series – ToyotaCare 250
April 29, 2017 – Richmond International Raceway
No. 33 Hope For The Warriors Chevrolet Camaro

Brandon Jones and the No. 33 Hope For The Warriors Chevrolet team finished 33rd at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday afternoon. Racing a special paint scheme designed by five-year-old Liam Harshman, the son of the U.S. Marine Corps veteran from the Camp Lejeune area, Jones suffered a mechanical issue early in the race that cost the team valuable track position and left Jones out of contention for a lead-lap finish.

During the Toyotacare 250 practice at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond Virginia

“Unfortunately, I think something happened to our No. 33 Hope For The Warriors Chevrolet during qualifying Saturday morning that affected our race at Richmond International Raceway. The car snapped funny during one of my qualifying runs and since then my Camaro was not the same. I knew something was wrong once we went green in the race and we started dropping back so fast. After the first stage, my team changed out both front shocks when we pitted and that helped with the overall handing a little bit. We just lost too many laps to make up a lot of spots. Luckily, we come back to Richmond later in the season, so we were able to take notes and learn a lot that will help us in the fall race.”

Jones currently sits 13th in NASCAR XFINITY Series driver point standings. Next, the series will travel to Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, May 6 for the Sparks Energy 300. FOX 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.