NASCAR XFINITY Series – Chicagoland 300
September 16, 2017 – Chicagoland Speedway
No. 33 NIBCO/Menards Chevrolet Camaro
Brandon Jones and the No. 33 NIBCO/Menards Chevrolet team finished 12th at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The team topped the leaderboard during the opening practice session before qualifying 15th for the 300-mile event. A spin during the race’s final stage left Jones with flat-spotted tires and a lap down to the leaders. After earning the lucky dog to return to the lead-lap of competition with just 15 laps remaining, Jones was scored in the 12th position as the checkered flag waved.
“We had a really good day going for us with the No. 33 NIBCO / Menards Chevrolet. I lacked rear grip on the track throughout the weekend, but my crew chief, Nick Harrison, and the team really dialed in the front of the car so well that the turn was awesome for our race. I was able to drive wherever I needed to in order to pass cars on the track. We were running solidly as one of the top 10 or 12 cars all day long. I don’t really know why the car spun towards the end of the race. It was really good right beforehand, so I’ll have to go back and look at that to learn more. Luckily, the only damage was some flat-spotted tires so we were able to pit and finish the race. We fought back hard from there, earned the lucky dog and clawed our way to 12th before the checkered flag flew. This was probably the best car I’ve had all year, and I can’t thank the guys enough for fighting hard at the end there.”
This weekend, the XFINITY Series will travel to Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, September 23 for the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. NBCSN will carry a live broadcast of the event beginning at 8 p.m. ET, while radio coverage will be provided by PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.