NASCAR ARCA Racing Series – Corrigan Oil 200
June 16, 2017 – Michigan International Speedway
No. 8 Nexteer Chevrolet Camaro
Brandon Jones spun, then he won the 36th running of the Corrigan Oil 200 Friday afternoon at Michigan Int’l Speedway. But it was way more than that. Jones, fighting a wicked-loose race car, had to track down Kyle Weatherman in the closing laps to secure his fourth career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory and second consecutive at Michigan.
Jones, in the No. 8 Nexteer-MDM Motorsports Chevrolet, caught a break when Weatherman’s car slipped up the track off turn two and slapped the wall creating the opening that he needed to get under the former leader. From there, he sailed off into the sunset, winning by a whopping 20 seconds over second-place finish Austin Theriault.
“We got worried at the end due to our car being tight, but we loosened it up too much on that last stop and the car went away. Not sure what happened to the 78 (Weatherman)…if he cut a tire or not, but he got into the wall and we got underneath. It was a great day…being able to sit on the pole and win the race…sweep the day. Clean air was key today.”
The win was especially gratifying for Jones, who got to celebrate with his Saginaw, Michigan-based sponsor, Nexteer.
“I can’t thank Nexteer enough, They’re my good luck charm…it was great to be able to celebrate with them in Victory Lane. They’re going to be on our XFINITY car tomorrow too.”