This Week’s Freightliner Chevrolet Camaro at Watkins Glen International
Brandon Jones has one previous NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Watkins Glen International, finishing in 13th place during last year’s event. The 20-year-old driver also has one previous NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start at the 2.45-mile road course, in which he started ninth and finished sixth in 2014.
Keep on Truckin’
Richard Childress Racing has been associated with Freightliner Trucks since 2009. This weekend Freightliner Trucks will be on board the No. 33 Chevrolet as a primary partner for the My Bariatric Solutions 300. Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. For more information, go to Freightliner.com.
Meet Brandon Jones
Fans can meet Jones this weekend when he stops by the National Wild Turkey Federation booth located in the track’s infield fan zone for an autograph session beginning at 9:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, August 5. Jones will also be available for a Q&A session with RCR teammate Brendan Gaughan at the Team Chevy stage located at the infield fan zone beginning at 10:15 a.m. local time on Saturday, August 5.
You’ve raced at Watkins Glen in both the NASCAR XFINITY Series and K&N Pro Series East Series. Do you enjoy the road course racing we see in the XFINITY Series?
“I’m okay with the road course racing. It’s not my favorite, but we seem to get through it fine. I just really focus hard on those weeks to do everything I can to get a good finish for my team at those tracks. I’ve been doing a lot more this year to try to help myself prepare for those tracks. I’ve gone to a couple road course racing schools to work on the technique needed for this type of racing. I also ran Watkins Glen in our simulator this week to get a sense of the braking zones and track layout. I’m running the K&N Pro Series East race again this year on Friday for more laps and more experience out on the track. I’m hoping all that preparation will help us capitalize on the weekend and get a good finish out of it.”