Brandon Jones and the No. 33 Nexteer Chevrolet Camaro at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Brandon Jones has three previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with his best finish of seventh coming in spring 2016. He finished 16th at the 1.5-mile speedway earlier this year. The 20-year-old driver also has three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, with a best finish of 11th also coming in 2016. Jones has completed 94.6 percent of laps attempted at the track.
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Jones is scheduled to appear for a Q&A session at the Team Chevy display located in the track’s Fan Zone on Saturday, October 7 at 10:45 a.m. local time.
It was an afternoon race in May earlier this season at Charlotte Motor Speedway when you finished 16th. It will be an afternoon race again this weekend. Any takeaways from that spring race that will help you out?
“We ran really well at Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier this year. We just got a little too free and I spun coming to pit road one time, which put us in a hole too late for us to make anything back up position-wise. Still, all in all it was a good weekend for us. I believe we have some good packages to work with there. It was a couple of months ago before the spring race that we tested at that track and were able to build a good set-up off of those notes.”
Everyone says Charlotte Motor Speedway is very temperature sensitive. Is that true?
“Charlotte is probably one of the most temperature-sensitive tracks we visit. You see it a lot during qualifying when a cloud will come over the track, a driver will go out and go straight to the top of the board. We’ll have to pay attention to that, especially if it’s hot out, but if it cools off everybody will be more equal throughout the field with the track picking up speed and grip.”