Fighting for First Win at Bristol

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Jones and the Menards / Jeld-Wen team head to the last great colosseum, Bristol Motor Speedway.  This will be Jones’ eighth NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) career-start on the 0.533-mile high-banked concrete oval.  He has run a lot of laps at Bristol and draws experience from starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.  Jones and the No. 19 team finished sixth in the Spring race last year after leading a career-high 106 laps. They are coming off a strong qualifying run at Texas Motor Speedway and head to Bristol with high expectations.  

JGR AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY: JGR has 93 total starts at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NXS, earning 12 wins, 31 top-five finishes, 45 top-10 finishes and 10 pole-starting positions. The team has led 2,958 laps and earned an average start of 11.4 and an average finish of 14.6.

JONES’ NXS RACES WITH MENARDS: Menards’ fourth race of their 12 races is at Bristol Motor Speedway and the Menards Toyota Supra will display Jeld-Wen on their hood.  They will continue to have one partner-specific brand on the hood of the racecar for each of the following Menards races. Jones will be piloting the No. 19 Menards Supra for JGR next at 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 Raceway on November 9.

RACE INFO: ALCO 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m.ET on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  The race will be broadcast live on FS1, SiriusXM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Bristol Motor Speedway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
700201119.415.4

Jones’ 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
6024099.313.7

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1100538224514.016.0

Brandon Jones: “After having such a strong car in Texas, I am really looking forward to getting to Bristol. It has been one of my best tracks, and because of that it’s one that I circle on the calendar each year. There really is no other place like it, so it really stands out among the different tracks that we visit. I’ve been very fortunate to run there in multiple series and have collected a lot of laps over the years. Likewise, Toyota has done a great job recreating the track on their simulator all the way down to the traction compound that gets put down on the surface. Having the ability to use that in preparation for the race really speeds up the learning curve every time we race in Bristol. Our No. 19 team came so close during the Spring race last year. We have a lot of the same guys on our team this year, so we’re definitely going back with an extra bit of fight in us looking to get that first win together. I’m excited to have Menards and Jeld-Wen back on the car this weekend and hope we’re able to get them the strong finish that they deserve.”

About Menards:  A family owned company started in 1958, Menards is headquartered in Eau Claire, WI.  Menards has more than 300 retail stores located throughout the Midwest in the states of IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI and WY.  Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader.  It’s famous slogan “Save Big Money at Menards” is widely known and easy to remember.  For more information, visit Menards.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

About JELD-WEN:  JELD-WEN, a global manufacturer of windows, doors, and treated composite trim and panels — operates in more than 20 countries and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of reliable windows and doors. The company provides products that enhance the beauty and functionality of homes and commercial buildings. JELD-WEN’s full breadth of products has earned numerous awards and endorsements for dependability, innovation and excellence. With a strong commitment to sustainability, JELD-WEN is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy efficient products, providing solutions that deliver exceptional value for builders, architects and homeowners around the world. JELD-WEN has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998. For more information about JELD-WEN, or to find a dealer, visit http://www.jeld-wen.com or call 800-877-9482