New Found Confidence in New Hampshire

BRANDON JONES AT NEW HAMPSHIRE SPEEDWAY: This will be Brandon Jones’ third start on “The Magic Mile” in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). It is his first start with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR)) on the 1.058-mile flat oval nestled in the heart of New England. He has struggled there, but is looking to change that with preparation and guidance from crew chief Chris Gabehart.

XYO NETWORK: This weekend will be the final race for XYO Network as a primary sponsor for their six race schedule in 2018. We have really enjoyed partnering with them at the track and their great support.

JGR AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 42 NXS starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Of those 42 starts, JGR has earned eight wins, five poles, 24 top-five finishes and 30 top-10 finishes with an average start of 9.1 and an average finish of 9.1. The team has led a combined 1,222 laps and completed 8,113 of 8,472 attempted laps (95.8%). Tony Stewart earned JGR’s first NXS win in 2008 followed by Kyle Busch with six wins (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017) and Denny Hamlin visited victory lane in 2015.

RACE INFO: Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBCSN, SiriusXM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

  • Starts – 2
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 0
  • Top 10 – 0
  • Poles – 0
  • Laps Led – 0
  • Avg. Start – 17.5
  • Avg. Finish – 22.5

Jones’ 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

  • Starts – 17
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 2
  • Top 10 – 7
  • Poles – 1
  • Laps Led – 164
  • Avg. Start – 9.1
  • Avg. Finish – 14.1

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

  • Starts – 87
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 3
  • Top 10 – 24
  • Poles – 2
  • Laps Led – 227
  • Avg. Start – 14.4
  • Avg. Finish – 16.5

From the Cockpit:
Brandon Jones: “Coming into this year, I ranked my two worst ovals as Richmond and New Hampshire — both have similar qualities, and for some reason, have been a real challenge for me in the past. After leaving Richmond with a top 10, I’m really excited to come back to New Hampshire. The track is very technical and it’s easy to overdrive both corners. Luckily, all of my teammates run really well there, so I’m going to lean on them this weekend. We’ll also take advantage of our time at the TRD simulator to work on our braking technique and get me as prepared as possible for the weekend. We’re looking forward to getting up there and having a solid run in our XYO Network Camry this weekend.”

From the Pit Box:
Chris Gabehart: “After a frustrating finish to a strong run for us at Kentucky we are all looking forward to getting up to Loudon and working towards rebounding with a solid run this weekend. Loudon hasn’t been a great track for Brandon in the past, but neither has Richmond and Brandon had a strong showing there. With half a season under our belt and a good process in place, I feel confident we can get Brandon a solid top-10 showing in the XYO Network Toyota Camry this weekend.”

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