NASCAR XFINITY Series – Kansas Lottery 300
October 21, 2017 – Kansas Speedway
No. 33 American Ethanol / Casey’s General Store Chevrolet Camaro
Brandon Jones and the No. 33 American Ethanol / Casey’s General Store Chevrolet Camaro finished 11th at Kansas Speedway on Saturday afternoon. After suffering a radio failure mid-way through the race, Jones was able to hear his team, but the team was unable to hear him. Instead, they were left to communicate via hand signals, with Jones putting his hand out the window to touch the door or roof to signify whether his car was loose or tight. Despite the challenge, the American Ethanol / Casey’s General Store team brought home an 11th-place finish.
“It’s always a challenge when radio issues happen during a race, but the No. 33 American Ethanol/ Casey’s General Store team really came together and managed to still get a great 11th-place finish out of the day. We fired off lacking rear grip at the start of the race, but that grip came in eventually. From there on out, I was just fighting a snug feeling all day. Having to communicate with hand signals back to my crew chief Brandon Thomas was tough, but luckily, we have a great spotter in Doug Campbell and he was able to relay to the team what I was feeling. It feels good to overcome an issue like that and still walk away with a solid finish.”
Following their final off-weekend of the year, the XFINITY Series will return to competition at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 4 for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. NBCSN will carry a live broadcast of the event beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET, while radio coverage will be provided by PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.