9th Seed as Playoffs Begin in Richmond

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:  The first round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Playoffs will kick-off this weekend at Richmond Raceway.  This will be the first race in the Round of 12 and Brandon Jones has clinched a postseason spot by points.  This will be Jones’ seventh NXS start on the .75-mile oval and his fourth behind the wheel of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Toyota Supra.  The No. 19 team is going into Richmond with a lot of momentum coming off of three consecutive impressive top-10 finishes.

ABOUT FREIGHTLINER: Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5–8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

JGR AT RICHMOND: JGR has 99 Xfinity Series starts at RR and has earned nine wins, 26 top-five and 49 top-10 finishes and 11 poles. The championship-winning organization has an average start of 11.9 and an average finish of 14.6. 

RACE INFO: Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway (.75-mile) begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, September 20. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Richmond Raceway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
70020018.720.7

Jones’ 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
2604130908.815.2

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1300747232613.116.0

Brandon Jones: “Our No. 19 team feels great about getting back inside the top-3 in Las Vegas. We’ve had three consecutive top-10 finishes, and with the Playoffs just beginning, it’s a really important time to get back in a rhythm with strong finishes. I’m pumped that we made it into the Playoffs’ Round of 12, and I’m ready to go into battle these next few months. Richmond has been a track that I look to improve on every time we go. I believe the key is to be able to drive into the corner really deep and have the car turn well in the center. In the past, the preferred line will sometimes move around, and a second groove will usually come in during the race. We’ll unload with a setup similar to what the No. 20 team used earlier this season since they were so competitive, and then we’ll tweak on it from there. I’ve always had a love for Freightliner trucks, so I’m really excited to have them on our car this weekend.”