NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
- Event: North Carolina Education 200, Race 7 of 23, 134 Laps – 30/30/74; 201 Miles
- Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile quad-oval)
- Date/Broadcast: May 18, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
Brandon Jones qualified 13th and finished ninth last week driving the No. 51 Tundra at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City in his first of five-scheduled starts for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) this season. This week Jones moves over to the No. 46 Tundra, as KBM will put a fourth entry on the track for the first time in 2018. Jones has totaled 36 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts since 2013, resulting in seven top-five and 16 top-10 finishes.
Friday night’s 134-lap event will mark Jones’ fourth career Truck Series start at Charlotte. His best result to date was an 11th-place finish in the 2016 running of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. The Georgia native has also produced an average finish of 13.0 across his four starts at the 1.5-mile quad-oval in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Cody Glick, who oversees KBM’s Super Late Model program, will serve as Jones’ crew chief this week at Charlotte. Glick picked up his first career Truck Series victory when he called the shots for Kyle Busch’s win from the pole at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway last year. All together in four races atop the pit box in 2017, two with Busch and two with Todd Gilliland, the No. 46 team earned one win, one pole, 109 laps led, two top-five and three top-10 finishes under the Pennsylvania native’s guidance.
Mobil 1™ will serve as Jones’ primary sponsor for Friday night’s event. The world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand will also serve as the primary sponsor for three races with Christian Eckes in the No. 46 Tundra later this season.
Brandon Jones Career Highlights
- Currently competes full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Joe Gibbs Racing where he has one pole, one top-five and six top-10 finishes in 10 starts this season
- Picked up his fourth career ARCA Racing Series victory at Michigan last year
- Has one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win (Iowa Speedway, 2014)