Jones Makes 100th NXS Career Start at Dover

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: This start on the Monster Mile for Brandon Jones will be a major milestone in his career. It will be his 100th Career-start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). It is also important because it is the cutoff race for the next round of the playoffs. Jones won his second career pole, led 33 laps and earned his first top-10 finish there for the Spring race on the one-mile concrete oval. The Menards/Atlas team is focused on winning the 200-mile event.

JGR AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 90 total starts at Dover International Speedway in NXS competition earning 11 wins, 33 top-five finishes, 54 top-10 finishes and 10 pole-starting positions. The team has led 2,604 laps, completed 17,076 of 17,815 attempted laps (95.9%) and earned an average start of 9.2 and an average finish of 11.5. Kyle Busch has earned five wins (2008, swept 2010 and 2014) for the team followed by Denny Hamlin (2007 & 2008) and Joey Logano (swept 2012) with two wins each, and Jones (2016) and Daniel Suarez (2016) with one win each.

RACE INFO: The Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile) begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Dover International Speedway:

  • Starts – 5
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 0
  • Top 10 – 1
  • Poles – 1
  • Laps Led – 33
  • Avg. Start – 11.0
  • Avg. Finish – 24.0

Jones’ 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

  • Starts – 28
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 2
  • Top 10 – 13
  • Poles – 1
  • Laps Led – 165
  • Avg. Start – 11.7
  • Avg. Finish – 13.8

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

  • Starts – 99
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 3
  • Top 10 – 30
  • Poles – 2
  • Laps Led – 228
  • Avg. Start – 14.5
  • Avg. Finish – 16.4

Brandon Jones: “Making my 100th start this weekend at Dover International Speedway is a pretty big deal for me. I have had a lot of success in the past at Dover with a pole earlier this year and some other good finishes, too. I’m looking forward to coming back to this fast mile, and hope that we’re able to transfer to the next round of the playoffs with our Menards/Atlas team.”

Chris Gabehart: ““Brandon and the No.19 Menards/Atlas Toyota Camry team have had a rough start to the playoffs as we are coming off a disappointing weekend at the ROVAL in Charlotte. However, Dover has been one of our very best tracks and we are feeling confident we can go there and put up a great effort towards getting Brandon his first win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Doing so would obviously be great timing for one reason… advancing to round 2 of the playoffs. Making that milestone on what is going to be Brandon’s 100th career-start in the series would make it that much sweeter. We are looking forward to the challenge!”

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