No. 19 Menards/Jeld-Wen Toyota Camry News and Notes
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Brandon Jones will make his 11th NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) behind the wheel of the No. 19 Menards/Jeld-Wen Toyota Camry in the Alsco 300 this Saturday. This will be a huge weekend for the 21-year old Atlanta, Georgia native. He has been on a roll coming off his fourth consecutive top-10 finish, his first pole with JGR and a very impressive third place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last weekend with Kyle Busch Motorsports. He also tested his No. 19 Xfinity Camry earlier this month at CMS and will be running the ARCA race this weekend in conjunction with the Xfinity race.
NASCAR: Once again NASCAR salutes and will pay tribute this Memorial Day Weekend to honor all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces currently serving and those that have served in the past.
JGR AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 90 total starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway in NXS competition earning eight wins, 35 top-five finishes, 52 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. The team has led 1,594 laps, completed 17,355 of 17,975 attempted laps (96.6%) and earned an average start of 10.9 and an average finish of 12.1. Kyle Busch has earned five of the teams wins with Mike Bliss, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin each earning one win for the team.
JONES’ NXS RACES WITH MENARDS: Menards’ fifth race of their 10-race schedule is at CMS this weekend and the No. 19 Menards Toyota Camry will display Jeld-Wen on their hood for the third time this season. Menards will continue to have one partner-specific brand on the hood of the racecar for each of the following Menards races. Jones will be piloting the No. 19 Menards Camry for JGR next at Chicagoland Speedway on June 30, Kentucky Speedway on July 13, Iowa Speedway on July 28, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 11 and Dover International Speedway on October 6.
RACE INFO: The Alsco 300 at CMS (1.5-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 26. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, SiriusXM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.
Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Starts – 4
- Wins – 0
- Top 5 – 0
- Top 10 – 1
- Poles – 0
- Laps Led – 0
- Avg. Start – 15.0
- Avg. Finish – 13.0
Jones’ 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats
- Starts – 10
- Wins – 0
- Top 5 – 1
- Top 10 – 6
- Poles – 1
- Laps Led – 148
- Avg. Start – 10.3
- Avg. Finish – 11.9
Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats
- Starts – 81
- Wins – 0
- Top 5 – 2
- Top 10 – 23
- Poles – 2
- Laps Led – 211
- Avg. Start – 15.0
- Avg. Finish – 16.7
From the Cockpit
“Coming off a top 10 run at Dover in the Xfinity Series and then getting a third-place finish in the Truck Series at Charlotte really has boosted my confidence. My team and I recently sat down and set some quarterly goals, which I feel will help us take the next step. Obviously our season-long goal is to make the playoffs, but these quarterly goals help break down that big goal into smaller pieces that are easier to attain on a step-by-step basis. As we prepare for Charlotte, I’m really going to focus on my line. The track has one of the trickiest turn 3 layouts on the circuit—arcing the corner too much, using too much throttle and not enough brakes can all be a big factor for that turn. We made a lot of laps during the Charlotte test a few weeks ago, so I’m excited to see how we unload with our Menards/Jeld-Wen Camry on Thursday afternoon.” – Brandon Jones
From the Pit Box
“With the two week break behind us, we are all looking forward to getting back over to Charlotte Motor Speedway for our first home race of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Season. The No.19 Menards/Jeld-Wen Toyota team had a great test over at the speedway during the off weeks, and because of that we feel confident we can continue building off of the momentum we had established over the previous five races of the season.” – Chris Gabehart
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