Playoff Battle Heads to the Monster Mile

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Brandon Jones and the 19 team go into Dover with a lot of confidence for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Playoff cutoff race for the first round.  He has posted three consecutive top-10 finishes in the last three races on the Monster Mile. He also won a pole and led laps on the fast one-mile concrete oval. The Menards/Atlas team is focused on advancing to the Round of 8.

JGR AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 96 total starts at Dover International Speedway in NXS competition earning 13 wins, 36 top-five finishes, 59 top-10 finishes and 10 pole-starting positions. The team has led 2,762 laps, completed 18,275 of 19,015 attempted laps (96.1%) and earned an average start of 9.1 and an average finish of 11.1.   

·       RACE INFO: Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile) begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Dover International Speedway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
70031379.719.0

Jones’ 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
2804130949.115.1

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1320747233013.115.9

From the Cockpit:

Brandon Jones: “There were a lot of unknowns going into the Roval last weekend, and while our finish didn’t really reflect the day we had, I was very pleased with our performance. Being so competitive really gives me a lot of confidence heading into Dover. As a company, Joe Gibbs Racing has always been a strong contender at the Monster Mile and I don’t expect this weekend to be any different. Personally, I have always loved coming to Dover; getting a pole there last year with my No. 19 team was definitely one of the highlights of my career thus far. My main focus this weekend will be making sure our car is strong for the long run. It’s a Playoff cut-off race, so that will add some extra excitement for our Menards/Atlas team as we try to make it to the Round of 8. Our team is meshing really well right now, so I think we’re in a good spot to be in contention to run extremely well this weekend.”

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About Atlas Roofing Corporation:

Atlas® Roofing Corporation is an innovative, customer-oriented manufacturer of residential and commercial building materials. Atlas has grown from a single roofing shingle manufacturing facility in 1982 into an industry leader with 24 Atlas facilities across North America and worldwide product distribution. All Atlas products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities and shipped worldwide from its network of manufacturing plants and distribution facilities in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Atlas Roofing Corporation is made up of 4 divisions: 1) Roof Shingles & Underlayments, 2) Roof & Wall Insulation, 3) EPS, and 4) Web Technologies.