NASCAR XFINITY Series – Lilly Diabetes 250
July 22, 2017 – Indianapolis Motor Hampshire
No. 33 ATLAS Roofing / Menards Chevrolet Camaro
Brandon Jones and the No. 33 ATLAS Roofing / Menards Chevrolet finished ninth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Racing a brand new aero-package, Jones and the No. 33 team took a gamble toward the end of stage 2 to gain track position. The gamble paid off as the team raced to their second top-10 finish of the 2017 season.
“We really needed a solid race like we had today with our No. 33 ATLAS Roofing / Menards Chevrolet Camaro. The new package NASCAR brought here seemed to suit us well. I was able to feel out the car and tell Nick [Harrison, crew chief] what I needed. We took a bit of a gamble with the caution toward the end of Stage 2 to stay out and gain some track position that we had lost, and it paid off. We ended Stage 2 in fifth place and gained some valuable bonus points. From there, we focused on maintaining our track position and staying out of trouble. I’m proud of my team for sticking with it when things got tough. We deserve this finish.”
Jones currently sits 18th in NASCAR XFINITY Series driver point standings. Next, the series will travel to Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 29 for the US Cellular 250 presented by American Ethanol. NBC will carry a live broadcast of the event beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET, while radio coverage will be provided by MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.