Brandon Jones finishes 29th after suffering mechanical woes in Dover

NASCAR XFINITY Series – Dover 200
June 03, 2017 – Dover International Speedway
No. 33 AAA Chevrolet Camaro

Brandon Jones and the No. 33 AAA Chevrolet team finished 29th at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Contact sent Jones spinning into the wall during the race’s first stage, but his team was able to make repairs to allow him to continue in the 200-lap race. By the third stage, Jones he re-entered the top 10, but a broken rear trackbar mount with just 26 laps remaining forced the AAA team to retire to the garage.

Brandon Jones during practice for the One Main 200 at the Dover International Speedway in Dover DE.

“We just can’t seem to catch a break. The No. 33 AAA Chevrolet Camaro had a lot of speed and fired off really strong in our practice sessions on Friday. We qualified decent too. Unfortunately, the No. 16 got into my left rear quarter panel in Turn 4 within the first 25 laps and sent us spinning down the front stretch. My team fought hard to get me back up to speed. We fixed all the damage to the best of our abilities and were able to use pit strategy to get back into the top-10 during the final stage of the race. It’s a true heartbreaker that one of our rear trackbar mounts broke with just about 20 laps to go, and we had to retire to the garage. We were going to be able to salvage a decent finish if it hadn’t done that.”

Jones currently sits 16th in NASCAR XFINITY Series driver point standings. Next, the series will travel to Pocono Raceway on Saturday, June 10 for the Pocono Green 250. 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.