Focused on Fine-Tuning Finesse at Mid-Ohio

JONES AT MID-OHIO: This weekend will make Brandon Jones’ fifth-career NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start on the 2.258-mile road course at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. This is the second of four road courses for the 2019 season.  The No. 19 Menards / NRG team has been putting a lot of prep in for this race, to include lots of simulator time, iRacing and running the Trans Am 2 practices there.

JGR AT MID-OHIO: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has19 total starts at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in NXS competition earning four top-five finishes, seven top-10 finishes and two pole starting positions. The team has led 25 laps, completed 1,459 of 1,546 attempted laps (94.4%) and earned an average start of 7.5 and an average finish of 14.9.

MENARDS: This will be Menards’ 10th race with Jones and the No. 19 team, and the first with NRG on the hood this year.  Menards will have three remaining races this season with Jones at Bristol Motor Speedway, Friday, August 16, Dover International Speedway on Saturday, October 3 and ISM Raceway, Saturday, November 9.

RACE INFO: B & L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBCSN, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
40000016.521.2

Jones’ 2019 Season NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
200390768.617.1

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1240643231213.316.3

Brandon Jones: ” Mid-Ohio is the most technical of the road courses that we go to every year. There’s a lot of elevation change and several slow sections that require a lot of finesse. I started preparing for this event a few weeks ago already, logging laps on both the Toyota simulator and iRacing to get used to my braking points. I’ve also spent a lot of time out at the go kart track on my days off, racing my shifter cart and making laps there. We’ll have NRG and Menards on our car this weekend and Mid-Ohio is always a big race in a big market for them, so hopefully we can have a strong showing for them this weekend.” 

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