Finished 34th After Mechanical Issues in New Hampshire

NASCAR XFINITY Series – New Hampshire 200
July 15, 2017 – New Hampshire Motor Hampshire
No. 33 Sparco Chevrolet Camaro

Brandon Jones and the No. 33 Sparco Chevrolet finished 34th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Jones was racing inside the top 20 as the race neared the end of its second stage. However, the sophomore driver was forced down pit road under green-flag conditions as the Sparco Chevrolet developed a severe vibration traveling through the corners. The vibration ultimately sent Jones to the garage during the race’s third and final stage for the crew to make repairs to the right front wheel. Since the damage was not sustained in an on-track incident, Jones was able to continue on in the event, but found himself 43 laps down to the leaders.

Brandon Jones during practice for the Overton’s 200 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH

“We just can’t catch a break this season. Our No. 33 Sparco Chevrolet Camaro was fast at New Hampshire Motor Speedway today. We were running top-10 lap times from the drop of the green flag but had to battle through the field because of our starting spot. We were making good progress during Stage 2, but about halfway through the stage I started to get a vibration in the corners of the track. After pitting and determining there was an issue with the right-front tire, the Sparco team worked hard in the garage to get me back out on track for as many laps as possible. It wasn’t the day we wanted, but I appreciate all the hard work the 33 team gave today to get everything we could from this race.”

Jones currently sits 18th in NASCAR XFINITY Series driver point standings. Next, the series will travel to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 22 for the Lilly Diabetes 250. NBCSN will carry a live broadcast of the event beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET, while radio coverage will be provided by IMS Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.