Reincarnating the Gray Ghost at Darlington

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Brandon Jones and the No. 19 Mojo Outdoors iK9 team head to the “Lady in Black” for the Sport Clips Haircut VFW 200.  The race is a classic on Labor Day Weekend and the egg-shaped oval will provide excitement for the much anticipated 147-lap race.    

THE “GRAY GHOST” IS BACK:  Jones, Xtreme Concepts, iK9 and Mojo Outdoors will be honoring the Gentle Giant Buddy Baker’s iconic throwback paint scheme this weekend that his competitors appropriately called the “Gray Ghost”.  The story is told that it was because it blended with the color on the racetrack and they couldn’t see him coming. This paint scheme was also picked for Dale Earnhardt Jr to run back in 2016, but Jeff Gordon ended up behind the wheel in the Southern 500. “I am honored to have the privilege to drive the historic “Gray Ghost” paint scheme this Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway,” stated Jones.  “Very few cars get a nickname that becomes iconic, but this one has and Xtreme Concepts made this one happen for our 19 team.”

NEW PARTNER WITH XTREME CONCEPTS:  Meet MOJO Outdoors™ the number one maker of motion and spinning wing decoys in the world… but they are also much more than that!  Learn more at www.mojooutdoors.com/about-us

JGR AT DARLINGTON RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 55 total starts at Darlington Raceway in NXS competition earning 10 wins, 28 top-five finishes, 37 top-10 finishes and nine pole starting positions. The team has led 1,087 laps, completed 7,560 of 8,041 attempted laps (94.0%) and earned an average start of 12.4 and an average finish of 10.3.

RACE INFO:  Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200at Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile) begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 31st. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Darlington Raceway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
30010026.014.7

Jones’ 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
2303100829.316.5

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1270644231813.316.2

From the Cockpit:

Brandon Jones: “Darlington always stands out on the schedule for both the history at that track and what a fun weekend it has become with the throwback theme. I am very honored to be driving the Gray Ghost throwback scheme this weekend, and I’d like to thank the iK9 team for making it possible. The fans in Darlington always bring so much energy and excitement to that weekend and Joe Gibbs Racing always has cars in contention to win, so I’m really expecting it to be an exciting weekend for us — especially with our new partner Mojo Outdoors on the hood. Darlington is known for being an extremely tough oval, so getting a victory here would be even more rewarding.”

About MOJO Outdoors®. MOJO Outdoors® began in the State of Louisiana with the invention and development, by real hunters, of the MOJO Mallard® Spinning Wing Duck Decoy. It went on to become a phenomena in the world of duck hunting. With its realistic body, its large and practically unstoppable direct drive motor, highly reflective aluminum wings and rugged, dependable operation, it quickly took the market, making the name “MOJO®” synonymous with “quality and success” in duck hunting. Expanding on this phenomenal product, MOJO® developed a complete line of motion decoys, now including waterfowl, dove, predator, turkey, and more. With much attention to innovation over the years, MOJO® has become THE name in motion decoys.

About Xtreme Concepts Inc., is a worldwide leader in providing turnkey security solutions, training and technology integration to U.S. government, military and commercial clients on a global scale. Xtreme Concepts’ mission is to provide elite military units with a hyper-realistic environment, allowing them to train to their full mission profile with a facility that is able to replicate an unmatched variety of real-world scenarios. This Alabama-based facility is a world-class training site spanning more than 1,500 acres with 3 million square-feet of indoor training space, 31 buildings, 3.5 miles of internal roadways, and more areas equipped for training. Experience is the hallmark and strength of Xtreme Concepts, best exemplified by its motto: “Who we are, Where we’ve been and What we’ve done.” With access to the National Mission Force (NMF) and the Special Missions Units (SMU) of the U.S. military, Xtreme Concepts is the benchmark in the multi-faceted security arena. Xtreme Concepts’ stable of experts has served honorably with these elite units for more than a decade, and because its staff maintains deep ties to the NMF and SMU, clients benefit from immediate access to Xtreme Concepts’ collective experience.