Top-15 Finish In First Road Course Race Of Season

NASCAR XFINITY Series – Zippo 200
August 5, 2017 – Watkins Glen International
No. 33 Freightliner Chevrolet Camaro

Brandon Jones and the No. 33 Freightliner Chevrolet team finished 14th at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon. Marking the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ first of three road course races over the next four weeks, Jones completed a double-header weekend while gaining track time and logging laps with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event at the 2.45-mile circuit.

Brandon Jones during practice for the Zippo 200 at the Watkins Glen International Speedway in Watkins Glen, NY.

“We utilized a lot of pit strategy today to collect track position for our No. 33 Freightliner Chevrolet Camaro after we didn’t get the starting spot we wanted in qualifying. Right after we fired engines, Nick (Harrison, crew chief) had me go into fuel-saving mode. This allowed us to pit a little bit off-cycle from some of the field and gain track position throughout the day. Overall, it was a good day for us. We were able to finish eighth in Stage 2 and collect bonus points, which is something we always strive to do during these races. The team worked hard all day long and my spotters were great in giving me the information I needed to get around the competition. It was a solid start to the string of road courses we visit in the XFINITY Series.”

Jones currently sits 16th in NASCAR XFINITY Series driver point standings. Next, the series will travel to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday, August 12 for the Mid-Ohio Challenge. NBCSN 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.