18 March 2016 - Brandon Jones during NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (HHP/Gregg Ellman)

Brandon Jones
Mooresville, N.C.
Born: Feb. 18, 1997

Brandon Jones begins the 2017 season competing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as a second-year full-time driver for Richard Childress Racing.

Brandon is scheduled to start all 33 XFINITY Series races and expects to compete for the series championship.

Last year, hard work helped Brandon earn an appearance in the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase. However, his postseason run ended after the first round of eliminations at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Brandon posted 12 top-10 finishes in 33 starts en route to a 10th-place finish in the driver standings.

Brandon also ran five races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series. He posted two top-10 finishes in the Truck Series; and one win, three top-5 finishes, and three top-10 finishes in ARCA.

The 2015 season also was a busy time for Brandon — 33 races across four series, all while completing his senior year of high school. Though he never crossed the finish line first, he was competitive: 11 top-five finishes and 18 top-10s — with second-place runs at Talladega and Iowa in the Truck Series; one top-five and two top-10 finishes in five XFINITY Series starts.

After making his XFINITY Series debut at Iowa Speedway in May 2015, Brandon turned industry heads as he earned a top-five and two top-10 finishes with 16 laps led in five starts during his rookie season.

Impressed with Brandon, Richard Childress Racing offered Jones the opportunity to be the full-time driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet for the 2016 season.

Jones reached the NASCAR series ranks through a traditional progression to stock car success by winning at nearly every level. A native of Atlanta, Brandon began racing in 2010. He completed his first full season in 2011, earning the Super Trucks points championships at Lanier Speedway and Gresham Motorsports Park. He tallied six pole position awards, five wins, five second-place runs, and 16 top-five finishes in 17 starts.

Jones advanced his career in 2012 by competing in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and the United Auto Racing Association (UARA) Late Models. Jones won his first UARA-STARS race at Concord Speedway. In addition, Brandon made his NKNPSE debut at 15 years old at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

In 2013, Jones competed in an intense and diverse schedule, racing in various Late Models series and NKNPSE as well as making his Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Jones, 20, resides in Mooresville, N.C., and enjoys outdoor sports, working on trucks, antique car restoration, woodworking, metal fabrication, and farming.