Ready to Race Under the Lights in Richmond

No. 19 ToyotaCare Toyota Camry News and Notes

  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Brandon Jones and the No. 19 team are coming off their best race of the season at Bristol, leading a career-high 106 laps and earning their third top-10 finish of the 2018 season. The team is excited to tackle another short track at Richmond and carry the momentum into this weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). It will be the first night race of the season and Friday will be a one-day show.
  • SPONSOR: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) reveals that ToyotaCare will serve as Jones’ primary sponsor on their No. 19 Toyota Camry this weekend. ToyotaCare will also be the entitlement partner for the upcoming Xfinity Series race for the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway.
  • JGR AT RICHMOND: JGR has 90 Xfinity Series starts at RR and has earned seven wins, 22 top-five and 43 top-10 finishes. The championship-winning organization has an average start of 12.4 and an average finish of 15.0.
  • RACE INFO: ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway (.75-mile) begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 20. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Richmond Raceway

  • Starts – 4
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 0
  • Top 10 – 0
  • Poles – 0
  • Laps Led – 0
  • Avg. Start – 24
  • Avg. Finish – 23.5

Jones’ 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats

  • Starts – 7
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 0
  • Top 10 – 3
  • Poles – 0
  • Laps Led – 115
  • Avg. Start – 9.9
  • Avg. Finish – 13.9

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats

  • Starts – 78
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 1
  • Top 10 – 20
  • Poles – 1
  • Laps Led – 178
  • Avg. Start – 15.1
  • Avg. Finish – 17.1

From the Cockpit

“Coming off of Bristol, leading so many laps and nearly winning the race, the confidence of our No. 19 ToyotaCare Toyota team is definitely high right now. Leading into Richmond, I’m looking to try to better myself at that track. I paid really close attention on the braking techniques my teammates were using while at the TRD Simulator this week. I’m pumped to have our first race of the season under the lights; I know that’s always fun for fans to watch and I enjoy racing at night, too. I’m sure they’ll be able to see the sparks flying and brake rotors glowing, as we’ll use the brakes quite a bit. I’m looking forward to representing Toyota and getting a good finish with it being such a big weekend for them.” – Brandon Jones

From the Pit Box

“Everyone on the No. 19 ToyotaCare Toyota Camry race team can’t wait to get to Richmond to continue building on the momentum we have established the past two weeks. Brandon has been starting to really adapt nicely to our system of doing things each week. The team is really starting to rally around him and it is showing on the track. We are bringing better cars each week and continuing to show more and more speed. I see no reason that we can’t continue that trend at Richmond.” – Chris Gabehart

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