NASCAR XFINITY Series – Mid-Ohio Challenge
August 12, 2017 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
No. 33 Bali / Menards Chevrolet Camaro
Brandon Jones and the No. 33 Bali / Menards Chevrolet team finished 14th at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday afternoon. Jones endured a slight mishap on pit road, contact on the track and having to alter his team’s pit strategy mid-race in route to his ninth top-15 finish of the 2017 season.
“These road course races are some of the craziest races I’ve ever been in. Today was no different. Nick (Harrison, crew chief) put together a strategy for the No. 33 Bali / Menards Chevrolet team that had us pitting early to make it through the first two stages without any additional stops. We executed it well at the start of the day. Unfortunately, the tires didn’t hold as much grip as we thought they would, which forced us to change our game plan and pit more often than we wanted. There were a couple close calls for us on pit road, but my team never gave up. We kept our heads up, made it clean through the string of late-race cautions and came home with a top-15 finish.”
Jones currently sits 16th in NASCAR XFINITY Series driver point standings. Next, the series will travel to Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, August 18 for the Food City 300. NBCSN will carry a live broadcast of the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, while radio coverage will be provided by PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.