Looking to Finish Strong in Homestead

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Brandon Jones will be piloting the No. 19 Juniper Networks Toyota this weekend for the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This will be Jones’ third NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) career-start there and first for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Jones and the No. 19 team are coming off a solid run at Phoenix and their 16th top-10 finish for 2018.

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JGR AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 43 total starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway in NXS competition earning four wins, 14 top-five finishes, 24 top-10 finishes and four pole starting positions. The team has led 674 laps, completed 8,209 of 8,621 attempted laps (95.2%) and earned an average start of 12.2 and an average finish of 13.5. Kyle Busch has earned two of the team’s four wins with Matt Kenseth earning one win for the team in 2014 and Daniel Suarez winning in 2016.

RACE INFO: Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 17. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

  • Starts – 2
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 0
  • Top 10 – 0
  • Poles – 0
  • Laps Led – 0
  • Avg. Start – 15.0
  • Avg. Finish – 14.5

Jones’ 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

  • Starts – 32
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 2
  • Top 10 – 16
  • Poles – 1
  • Laps Led – 173
  • Avg. Start – 11.2
  • Avg. Finish – 10.8

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

  • Starts – 103
  • Wins – 0
  • Top 5 – 3
  • Top 10 – 33
  • Poles – 2
  • Laps Led – 236
  • Avg. Start – 14.3
  • Avg. Finish – 16.3

Brandon Jones: “At the beginning of the year, I picked out two tracks that I knew I needed to work on and Phoenix and Homestead were the two that immediately came to mind. This year, I found myself qualifying and finishing well at Phoenix. That will be my goal in Homestead this weekend, too—to qualify and finish the race in a good position. There really isn’t another track on our schedule that compares to Homestead. Everyone normally starts out driving on the bottom, and by the end of the race you’re way up on the top of the track. I’ve been really pleased with how our season has gone so far, and to end it on a high note at a tough track with our No. 19 Juniper Networks team would be great.”

Chris Gabehart: “Homestead marks the end of a long road on the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series calendar and it should be a very exciting finale. Brandon has had a good first year on the No. 19 Juniper Networks Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry team and we look forward to going to Homestead this weekend to finish it with another top 10 run.”