Confident Heading into Phoenix

BRANDON JONES AT PHOENIX: Jones and the 19 Menards team are on a roll and will keep building on the momentum while heading to ISM Raceway. The short track is just what the doctor ordered and the team will use every minute to figure out the one-mile oval to win Saturday’s race and prepare for next year when the 2020 championship race will be run there.  Jones will also be piloting the No. 51 Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports and that will help him gain valuable lap time there and work on getting his first Truck Series race win.  This weekend will be Brandon Jones’ eighth NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start at Phoenix, and he has shown huge improvement on the one-mile oval his last couple visits.  With only two races left in the 2019 season, the No. 19 team is focused on driving to the front and earning another win. 

SPONSOR: Jones’ will have Menards/Soleus Air back on his No. 19 Toyota Supra this weekend.   

JGR AT PHOENIX RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 86 total starts at ISM Raceway in NXS competition earning 12 wins, 38 top-five finishes, 61 top-10 finishes and 16 pole starting positions. The team has led 2,720 laps, completed 16,395 of 17,145 attempted laps (95.6%) and earned an average start of 8.4 and an average finish of 9.4.  

RACE INFO: Desert Diamond West Valley casino 200 at ISM Raceway (1.0-mile) begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at ISM Raceway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
70020014.912.0

Jones’ 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
31161501048.815.0

Jones’ Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1351949234013.015.9

Brandon Jones: “The last two weeks have really been the breakthrough that we needed to go into Phoenix. When I looked at all the tracks on the schedule this season, I circled a few that I wanted to pay extra close attention to and ISM Raceway was one of them. The track is very technical with two very different ends, so we’ve spent the last couple weeks preparing for it on the TRD Simulator. This is the most confident that I’ve felt coming into a race at ISM Raceway and I’m sure my Menards team feels the same way. I’m really excited to have Soleus Air on the hood of our Supra this weekend—we’ve had them join us for a few Truck Series races earlier this season, so to have them partner with us at the Xfinity level is pretty special.”

About Soleus:  Soleus Air is a leader among commercial and residential HVAC brands. Soleus Air is recognized for its air conditioners, dehumidifiers, air circulators and heaters. As an innovator, the Soleus Air brand holds several patents and introduced technologies that are now standard on most products today: heat pump on portable air conditioners, micathermic and reflective heaters, and figure-8 airflow patterns on fans to name a few. Soleus Air built a reputation on quality components, continuous innovation and proven reliability. soleusna.com

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