Ready for the Challenge at Fontana

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:  Brandon Jones and the No. 19 Menards / Turtle Wax Toyota team head to Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the final race of the West Coast swing.  This will be Jones’ fourth start on the two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped superspeedway.  This track has always been a challenging one for Jones, but the team is carrying a lot of momentum with four strong runs to include three top-10 finishes out of the first four races.  This is a track that aligns with Jones’ driving style, which should produce another strong finish.      

JGR AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY: JGR has 58 total starts at Auto Club Speedway in the NXS, earning nine wins, 22 top-five finishes, 33 top-10 finishes and 11 pole-starting positions.  The team has led 1,193 laps, completed 8,355 of 8,708 attempted laps (95.9%) and earned an average start of 10.9 and an average finish of 12.0.  Kyle Busch has six of the team’s wins, Joey Logano with two and Tony Stewart with one.

FUTURE MENARDS RACES: Menards home improvement stores along with several of their best vendor partners will be the primary sponsors for Brandon Jones for 12 races in the NXS in 2019. This week Menards will be sporting Turtle Wax for the first time this year.  Jones will be piloting the No. 19 Menards Supra for JGR at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 6, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, Chicagoland Speedway on June 29, Kentucky Speedway on July 12, Iowa Speedway on July 27, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 10, Bristol Motor Speedway on August 16, Dover International Speedway on October 5, and ISM on November 9. 

RACE INFO: Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on FS1, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Auto Club Speedway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
30010010.318.0

Jones’ 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
40230911.210.5

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1080537224514.116.0

Brandon Jones: “After finishing seventh in Phoenix, our Menards/Turtle Wax team is ready to find our way back inside the top five. Auto Club Speedway has always challenged my driving skills to the max. To prepare, I’ll do a lot of studying, watching old race tape and working with my team at the Toyota simulator. There are so many different lines that you can run around the track and you really have to find the one that fits your car the best, which means having good communication between my crew chief, spotter and me will be imperative during practice. It’s really going to be a team effort this weekend and if we’re able to come away with another strong finish, it will be a testament to how good our Menards/Turtle Wax team is early this season.”

About Menards: With 306 stores located in 14 Midwestern states, Menards has the tools, materials and supplies for all your home improvement needs whether just needing a light bulb, can of paint or household supplies to building a deck, fence or new home. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the place to Save BIG Money! Menards does things right – the company’s strength and success can be seen in the well-stocked and maintained stores, the lowest prices in town and the way guests are always treated like family in a hometown hardware store atmosphere.

About Turtle Wax:  For more than 70 years, Turtle Wax has been a leader car care, formulating innovative product lines to meet the ever-changing needs of both car consumers and the automotive industry. With humble roots in Chicago, Ill., Turtle Wax continues to be a family-owned and operated business with sales in more than 90 countries.  Follow our passion for driving on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and discover our breakthrough innovation at www.turtlewax.com.