Eager to Kickoff Season at Daytona Saturday

 JONES AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY:  After his first full season at Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and third complete NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season with career-high stats, Brandon Jones and the No. 19 team are anxious to carry their momentum into 2019.  This will be Jones’ seventh start on the prestigious 2.5-mile superspeedway.  He has two top-10 finishes and has earned a pole on the historic track.  Along with his strong debut at JGR, Jones will be teamed up with a new crew chief, Jeff Meendering.  Jones and the No. 19 Team will draw from Meendering’s experience and leadership and will be strong challenging for the championship this season. 

JGR AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: JGR has 88 total starts at Daytona International Speedway in the NXS, earning four wins, 20 top-five finishes, 34 top-10 finishes and nine pole starting positions. The team has led 587 laps, completed 8,915 of 9,924 attempted laps (89.8%) and earned an average start of 10.6 and an average finish of 17.3. Tony Stewart (2008), Denny Hamlin (2008), Joey Logano (2011) and Matt Kenseth (2013) each have one win for JGR in the series.

WELCOME BACK: Returning to JGR for their fourth season, Juniper Networks starts the 2019 season as the primary sponsor for Jones at Daytona International Speedway. In addition to Daytona, Juniper will serve as the primary sponsor for Jones at ISM Raceway (March 9), Richmond Raceway (April 12), Pocono Raceway (June 1), Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sep. 14), Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sept. 28) and the finale at Homestead (Nov. 16). 

ABOUT JUNIPER NETWORKS: Juniper is the industry leader in network innovation, and provider of technology to JGR to improve the racing organization’s network infrastructure for better performance on and off the track through its Juniper Networks® MetaFabric architecture, with next-generation switching and security solutions. From analyzing car performance data to providing feedback to the crew chiefs and ensuring a reliable connection to the driver, JGR’s network will blend on-track with off-track performance.

RACE INFO: NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on FoxSports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Daytona International Speedway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
60021110.817.7

2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
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Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1040334223614.216.2

Brandon Jones: “Our No. 19 Juniper Networks team is very anxious to get back to Daytona. This off season has been full of preparation to get ready. We’ve already put in multiple days at the Toyota Racing simulator this off season. Putting that time in has helped tremendously with the transition for myself and my new crew chief Jeff Meendering; it’s given us time to get to know each other and get our lingo down before we get to the track. There aren’t many ways to prepare for Daytona, but one thing that you can do is study race tape and study the way people side draft and the way the leader controls the lead. Our goal this season is to get to victory lane, and we’d love to start off the year by accomplishing that goal in Daytona.”

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