Hometown Race with Extra Confidence

JONES AT CHARLOTTE:  Brandon Jones will make his sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) this Memorial Day weekend.  He will be behind the wheel of the No. 19 Menards / Jeld-Wen Toyota Supra in the Alsco 300 this Saturday.  This will be a huge weekend in front of the home crowd, family and friends and paying tribute to our Armed Forces.  Jones won the ARCA Menards Series race last year on the 1.5-mile tri-oval and hopes to draw from that experience to put his Menards / Jeld-Wen Supra solidly in the top five.

JONES IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Jones the defending Charlotte ARCA Menards Series winner will join Dave Rieff and Phil Parsons in the  FS1 booth to give a current driver’s perspective throughout the broadcast. The broadcast of the General Tire 150 from Charlotte will start at 9 pm ET on Thursday, May 23. Jones has five wins in the ARCA Menards Series.

NASCAR:  Once again NASCAR salutes and will pay tribute this Memorial Day Weekend to honor all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces – past and present.

JGR AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 93 total starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway in NXS competition earning eight wins, 36 top-five finishes, 54 top-10 finishes and six pole starting positions. The team has led 1,687 laps and earned an average start of 10.8 and an average finish of 12.0. Kyle Busch has earned five of the teams wins with Mike Bliss, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin each earning one win for the team.

JONES’ NXS RACES WITH MENARDS: Menards’ fifth race of their 12-race schedule is at CMS this weekend and the No. 19 Menards Toyota Supra will display Jeld-Wen on their hood for the fourth time this season.  Menards 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 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: The Alsco 300 at CMS (1.5-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 25. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, SiriusXM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

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

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
50010013.013.4

Jones’ 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
100250299.815.4

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1140539226513.816.1

Brandon Jones: “”After having a couple weekends off, I am eager to get back to racing with the Xfinity Series. While we weren’t racing in the Xfinity Series the last two weeks, I spent some time behind the wheel of the No. 51Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports earning a top-five finish at Kansas Speedway, and came out to the track this past weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway to watch the truck race and listen in on the 51 team’s radio. Having such a strong run in the truck definitely gave me some confidence heading into this weekend’s race at Charlotte. I always pay close attention to the track because it seems like there are always news patches and bumps that you need to be aware of, which is why it was important to me to actually come out and watch last weekend’s race in person. You need to know where the smooth surface is to know where you’ll get the most grip, and at Charlotte that often means moving your line around. We have a lot to prove this weekend with Menards back on the car and racing with Jeld-Wen’s name on the hood in their home town. I’m looking forward to getting back on the track with my No. 19 guys in our Toyota Supra.”