Road Course Stretch Kicks off in Watkins Glen

JONES AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL: This will be Brandon Jones’ fourth career-start on the unique 11 turn 2.45-mile road course nestled in the middle of the Finger Lakes of the Southern Tier of New York State.  He will be Piloting the No. 19 1st Foundation Toyota Supra. This is the first of three road courses in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS).  He will also be running in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race on Friday.    

JGR AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 39 total starts at Watkins Glen International in NXS competition with one win, 14 top-five finishes and 21 top-10 finishes. The team has led 148 laps, completed 3,109 of 3,209 attempted laps (96.9%) and earned an average start of 12.1 and an average finish of 12.4. Kyle Busch captured JGR’s first win in the Xfinity Series on the New York road course in 2017.  

RACE INFO: The Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Watkins Glen International:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
30010020.011.3

Jones’ 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
190390768.517.1

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1230643231213.316.3

Brandon Jones: “Our No. 19 team got bit once again by bad luck after having such a strong car in Iowa last weekend. On a positive note, we were very competitive all weekend long and hopefully that will give us some momentum to carry into next weekend. I always like that Watkins Glen is the road course we visit to kick off this next stretch in our schedule. It’s by far the fastest and most aggressive road course that we go to. I’ll be racing in the K&N Pro Series East race on Friday to help prepare and get acclimated to the track before our Xfinity Series race on Saturday. I feel a bit more confident every year on these road courses, which also helps us get a little faster every year. I’m looking forward to turning left and right this weekend in our No. 19 1st Foundation Supra.”

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