This Week’s Freightliner Chevrolet Camaro at Texas Motor Speedway
Brandon Jones has two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, one of which resulted in a ninth-place finish in April 2016. Additionally, the 20-year-old driver has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts and one seventh place finish at the 1.5-mile track. Across all series, he has an average starting position at the track of 9.5 and average finish of 14.25.
Meet Brandon Jones
Jones will be available for a fan Q&A and autographs when he appears at the Team Chevy stage at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Fans can also catch Jones at the track midway when he sits down with local radio stations KRVF and KKAJ starting at noon local on Friday, April 7.
Keep on Truckin’
Richard Childress Racing has been associated with Freightliner Trucks since 2009. This weekend Freightliner Trucks will be on board the No. 33 Chevrolet as a primary partner for the My Bariatric Solutions 300. Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. For more information, go to Freightliner.com.
It was a tale of two finishes at Texas last year for the No. 33 team. Ninth in the spring race and 19th in the fall. What was the difference between the two races and what’s the plan for this upcoming race?
“I can’t remember exactly what happened, but Texas is usually a good track for us. It’s pretty similar to Charlotte and we’re normally pretty good there, so I expect us to run well at Texas. I know the track has changed the configuration and banking around a little bit and repaved it, so we’ll probably have a lot of grip and the racing will be a lot of fun. I always enjoy going to Texas and have fun with my time there, so I’m excited for it.”
Is Texas a track that you think needed to be repaved? No one wanted Atlanta repaved, but with Texas no one seemed to put up a fight.
“I don’t think the repave will make too much of a difference at Texas. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind repaving Atlanta either. So many guys are used to running the old surface and like the slipping and sliding, but you get a ton of grip if you repave, which helps with overall drive. Some people like it to be harder to drive, but I think it’ll be fun with the grip. It’ll be a good race for us in the No. 33 Freightliner Chevrolet.”