Brandon Jones Finishes 23rd in Richmond

NASCAR XFINITY Series – Virginia529 College Savings 250
September 8, 2017 – Richmond International Raceway
No. 33 PhoneSkope Chevrolet Camaro

Brandon Jones and the No. 33 PhoneSkope Chevrolet team finished 23rd at Richmond Raceway on Friday night. Despite practicing inside the top-five earlier in the day, Jones’ Chevrolet was challenged by the switch to nighttime racing and the No. 33 team spent the majority of the race trying to dial in the handling on their machine. Given the quick pace on the short track, Jones was caught off the lead lap and was unable to make up lost ground, resulting in a 23rd-place finish.

Brandon Jones during practice for the VIRGINIA529 COLLEGE SAVINGS 250 at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA.

“We had a great No. 33 PhoneSkope Chevrolet during the day, running in the top-five all practice. I was really happy with the handling of the car. Unfortunately, it didn’t transition well over to the nighttime, which was when the race was. It seemed like we chased the handling all night. The car would start free, then snug up during a run and then end it by snapping free. I just couldn’t get the grip I wanted out on the track. It was a tough night for us, we never caught a break and it’s not the finish we needed. We’ll go into Chicago next weekend aiming for the victory. It’s our last shot to make the Playoffs.”

Jones currently sits 16th in NASCAR XFINITY Series driver point standings. This weekend, the series will go to Chicagoland Speedway for the final race before the NASCAR Playoffs begin. 300 will take place on Saturday, September 16, at 3:30 p.m. ET with a live broadcast on NBCSN. Radio coverage will be provided by MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.