This Week’s ATLAS / Menards Chevrolet Camaro at Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway is one of Brandon Jones’ most visited and successful tracks. The 20-year old driver earned a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win at the 7/8-mile track in August 2014. He also secured two top-five and three top-10 finishes in the K&N East division. Jones also has one ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start and three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, which resulted in one top-five finish at the short track. Jones has four starts at Iowa in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and one top-10 finish of eighth, which he earned in May 2015.
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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.
Meet the Driver
Fans will have multiple opportunities to meet Brandon Jones at Iowa Speedway this weekend. Jones will be at the U.S. Cellular display for a Q&A session with Brendan Gaughan on Friday, June 23, beginning at 2:40 p.m. local time and again on Saturday, June 24, beginning at 3 p.m. local time. Jones will later be at the Team Chevy display at 4:20 p.m. local time with RCR teammate Daniel Hemric on Saturday, June 24.
Brandon Jones is scheduled to participate in the XFINITY Series autograph session beginning at 3:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 24.
We head to Iowa Speedway this weekend where you finished 12th a year ago. Is there enough speed being carried for Iowa to be considered a speedway, or since it’s under a mile, is it a short track?
“Iowa Speedway is my favorite track that we go to, partly because of the fact that it’s a short track but races like a 1.5-mile speedway. You’re not carrying 190 miles per hour into the corners, but you can still side draft and take the air off of my competitors. So in that aspect, it feels like a mile and a half, but I think it’s ultimately a short track. You have to brake pretty hard in the corners. It’s a very technical track. I really enjoy the racing we put on there.”