Taking Strong Season Start to Phoenix

JONES AT ISM RACEWAY: Brandon Jones and the No. 19 Juniper Networks team roar into their second race of the NASCAR Goes West swing and the first short track of the season.  They are coming off an impressive three race run with two top-five finishes and a very strong run at Las Vegas last weekend.  The precision one-mile oval presents its challenges, but the 19 team feels strong and are looking forward to the challenge and to putting their Toyota Supra in victory lane.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE VISIT: Jones has a unique opportunity this week in the Valley of the Sun.  The 22-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) driver will show his support for our nation’s military by visiting with service men and women and touring Luke Air Force Base on Tuesday ahead of the NXS race at ISM Raceway on March 5. Jones will not only get to spend time with the Airmen, he will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the base and compare the similarities between the Air Force and NASCAR. 

JGR AT ISM: JGR has 83 total starts at ISM Raceway in the NXS, earning 11 wins, 37 top-five finishes, 59 top-10 finishes and 15 pole-starting positions. The team has led 2,536 laps, completed 15,865 of 16,545 attempted laps (95.9%) and earned an average start of 8.5 and an average finish of 9.3. Kyle Busch has earned nine of the team’s 11 wins with Joey Logano earning one win for the team in 2012, and Christopher Bell won in 2018.  

JUNIPER NETWORKS’ FUTURE RACES WITH JONES: Juniper Networks will be the primary sponsor for Jones for five more races after this weekend at ISM Raceway. They will be on the car at Richmond Raceway (April 12), at Pocono Raceway (June 1), at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 14), at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sept. 28) and the finale at Homestead (Nov 16).

RACE INFO: NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at ISM Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. MST. Watch and listen live on FS1, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at ISM Raceway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
60010015.212.8

Jones’ 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
30220911.313.6

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1070536224514.116.1

Brandon Jones: “Our No. 19 Juniper Networks team is coming off of three weeks with very competitive runs racing inside the top five. ISM Raceway is a track that we place a lot of importance on — not just because we race there twice throughout the season, but also because it’s the final race before the championship four is set for Homestead. We’ll spend a lot of time this weekend on getting a good setup base and building our notebook for the fall, and I’ll spend a lot of time focusing on learning the track. With starting off the season so strongly, I feel like our team morale is really up, which definitely helps each week when you unload at the race track. We’re really excited to have Juniper back on the car this weekend and I’m looking forward to another chance to get them into victory lane.”

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