Looking Forward To A Good Finish at Road America

This Week’s JELD-WEN / Menards Chevrolet Camaro at Elkhart Lake’s Road America
Brandon Jones has one previous NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Elkhart Lake’s Road America. The 20-year-old driver finished 16th in last year’s event at the four-mile road course.

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About Menards
A family-owned and run company started in 1958, Menards currently operates 305 stores located in 14 Midwestern states. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader; it’s no wonder their famous slogan – “SAVE BIG MONEY” – is so widely known and easy to remember. Menards does things right – the company’s strength and success can be seen in the well-stocked and maintained stores, the lowest prices in town, and the way Guests are always treated like family.

Meet Brandon Jones
Jones is scheduled to take part in the XFINITY Series autograph session starting at 11 a.m. local time at Road America’s Victory Lane on Saturday, August 26. Jones will also be available for autographs at the Menards store located at 4825 Vanguard Drive, Sheboygan, Wisconsin beginning at 6 p.m. local time on Saturday evening.

Everyone says Road America is one of the most technical tracks we visit and it’s tremendously long. How do you prepare for a track like that?

“Road America is a huge track for us to take on with it being over four miles long. The good news is we’re in a road course mindset this month, having come off races at Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio, so we have some recent experiences under our belts. Road America is one of the tracks I’ve been studying the most leading into a race weekend, just because of all the turns and different braking and passing zones. I’ve been working a lot on the course in our simulator. There’s a lot that we put in as a team to prepare for road courses compared to the other tracks we visit. We only have three of these races a year and we want to make the most of them, so we watch a lot of film, try a lot of set-ups in the simulator and study a lot of past races there. My teammate, Brendan Gaughan, is a very accomplished road course racer and I try to learn as much as I can from him. Every year I feel like I gain a little bit more knowledge and confidence on these road courses, so I’m looking forward to seeing what I’ll pick up on this weekend.”