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Brandon Jones
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BornBrandon A. Jones
(1997-02-18) February 18, 1997 (age 25)
Atlanta, Georgia
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
220 races run over 8 years
Car no., teamNo. 19 (Joe Gibbs Racing)
2020 position7th
Best finish6th (2020)
First race2015 3M 250 (Iowa)
Last race2022 Andy's Frozen Custard 300 (Texas)
First win2019 Kansas Lottery 300 (Kansas)
Last win2022 Call 811 Before You Dig 250 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
5 97 7
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
49 races run over 8 years
2020 position80th
Best finish15th (2015)
First race2013 UNOH 200 (Bristol)
Last race2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 (Martinsville)
First win2020 Pocono Organics 150 (Pocono)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 24 0
ARCA Menards Series career
27 races run over 7 years
ARCA no., teamNo. 81 (Joe Gibbs Racing)
Best finish15th (2015)
First race2014 Herr's Chase the Taste 200 (Winchester)
Last race2022 Calypso Lemonade 150 (Iowa)
First win2014 Herr's Chase the Taste 200 (Winchester)
Last win2022 General Tire Delivers 100 (New York)
Wins Top tens Poles
8 22 5
ARCA Menards Series East career
28 races run over 7 years
ARCA East no., teamNo. 81 (Joe Gibbs Racing)
Best finish4th (2014)
First race2012 Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 (Greenville-Pickens)
Last race2022 Calypso Lemonade 150 (Iowa)
First win2014 Autolite Iridium XP 150 (Iowa)
Last win2022 Calypso Lemonade 150 (Iowa)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 15 0
ARCA Menards Series West career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish63rd (2013)
First race2013 Casino Arizona 50 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of February 26, 2022.

Brandon A. Jones[1] (born February 18, 1997) is an American professional stock car racing driver who competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 19 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing, as well as part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East, driving the No. 81 Toyota Camry for JGR. He has also competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (now the ARCA Menards Series West) in the past.

He is currently a Toyota development driver and was formerly a development driver for the now defunct Eddie Sharp Racing and Turner Scott Motorsports teams as well as GMS Racing and Richard Childress Racing.

Racing career

Jones began racing in 2010 at age 13, under the supervision of short track racer Bubba Gale and his son former KHI development driver Cale Gale. Jones would race full-time in 2011 in the pro truck divisions at Lanier Raceplex and Gresham Motorsports Park in Georgia, winning track points championships at both facilities. Jones raced in late models for Eddie Sharp Racing in 2012, competing in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and United Auto Racing Association (UARA) series. Jones would make his debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East later that year at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, finishing 14th in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet after wrecking on the last lap while running in fifth place. In 2013 at the age of 15, Jones signed a contract to drive for Turner Motorsports (later Turner Scott Motorsports) to run the full UARA season, the PASS Series, six races in the K&N East Series and one in the West series, and selected NASCAR Late Model Stock races. Cale Gale and Mike Greci would serve as crew chiefs for Jones.[2][3][4] Jones would also make his national series debut in the Camping World Truck Series for TSM, running the No. 33 truck for the team beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway in August.[3][5] Jones finished 27th at Bristol, 20th at Iowa, and 19th at Martinsville.

Jones at Kentucky Speedway in September 2015

In 2014, Jones would move into the K&N Pro Series East full-time for Turner Scott Motorsports, joining fellow teenager Ben Rhodes. Jones also ran an expanded Truck Series schedule and select ARCA Racing Series events. Jones' efforts would be headed by another former driver Shane Huffman.[6] Jones won his debut ARCA race at Winchester Speedway, scored a second win at Indianapolis Raceway Park and finished third at Madison International Speedway.[7][8] He would score his first K&N Pro Series win at Iowa Speedway in August, holding off former teammate Kenzie Ruston and Cole Custer.[9] After 14 of 16 races in the K&N East Series and three Truck Series races, which included a fourth-place finish at Dover, Jones would part ways with TSM due to internal issues in the organization, joining Richard Childress Racing for the remaining K&N races.[8] Jones would run the 33 truck for GMS Racing in two additional races, sponsored by Rheem brand Russell.[10][11] He would finish 4th in the K&N Pro Series East standings.[12]

Jones' No. 33 at Road America in 2016

For 2015, RCR signed Jones to a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, sharing the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro with Childress' grandson Austin Dillon and Paul Menard. When Jones raced in his final Xfinity race in 2015, he scored his first top 5 and his career-best finish as a 5th place outing. Jones also ran a part-time schedule in the ARCA Racing Series,[12] sharing the No. 25 Menards Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports with ARCA legend Frank Kimmel.[13] In January, it was announced that Jones would return to GMS Racing for 16 Truck Series races in 2015.[14][15] Jones also ran select K&N Pro Series East races for NTS Motorsports.[16] On September 24, RCR announced that Jones would begin competing full-time in the Xfinity Series in 2016.[17] Jones also joined Ranier Racing to compete part-time in the Truck Series, driving the No. 71.[18][19] Jones started the season with a 7th-place finish after being involved in the first crash at Daytona. Then at Talladega, Jones had his breakout race, leading the most laps, 31 total, then finishing 18th.

To start 2017, Jones won his first career Xfinity Series pole at Daytona with a speed of 184.472 mph. In the race, Jones would run in the top 10 up until lap 29 when he was hit in the right rear by Justin Allgaier. This caused Jones to turn hard right into the SAFER Barrier nearly head-on at 185 mph. He walked away from the crash unharmed. In an interview following, Jones called the crash "The hardest hit I've ever had." Jones later have a dismal 2017 season with 8 DNF's and not making it into the Playoffs. There is speculation as to whether the no. 33 was an R&D setup car.

Jones' No. 19 at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2019

On November 15, 2017, it was announced that Jones would replace Matt Tifft at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018.[20] Tifft signed with RCR, making it a de facto driver swap. After 17 top 10s, two top fives, and his second career pole at Dover in May, he finished 9th in final points after being eliminated in the Round of 12 in the playoffs.

In 2019, Jones once again made it to the playoffs but was eliminated in the Round of 12. Despite being eliminated, he scored his first win at Kansas.[21]

Jones began the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with two straight top-ten finishes.[22] After winning the pole in the third race at Auto Club Speedway,[23] he scored his second career Xfinity win the following week at Phoenix Raceway after passing Kyle Busch with 20 laps remaining.[24]

On October 13, 2020, Jones was confirmed for another season with JGR's Xfinity team.[25]

On April 8, 2022, Jones won at Martinsville Speedway with a last lap pass over the night's most dominant driver Ty Gibbs, earning his first win since 2020, his first win of the 2022 season, and the 5th win of his Xfinity Series career.

On May 25, 2022, it was announced that Jones would return to the ARCA Menards Series to run five races (Charlotte, Iowa, Pocono, Watkins Glen and Bristol) in the No. 81 car for Joe Gibbs Racing. The races at Iowa and Bristol are also combination races with the ARCA Menards Series East, which was previously the K&N Pro Series East, marking Jones' first starts in that series since 2019. Although JGR sold their ARCA team to Kyle Busch Motorsports before the start of the 2022 season, this entry will be a JGR car and not a KBM car.[26]

On September 14, 2022, it was announced that Jones would return to a Chevrolet-based team, JR Motorsports, in 2023, replacing Noah Gragson, who moved to Petty GMS Motorsports' No. 42 car full-time.[27][28]

Personal life

Brandon Jones is the son of JR Jones,[14][18][29] President and CEO of Rheem Comfort Products, which has sponsored Jones,[18][30] Kevin Harvick, Turner Scott Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, and several other teams through their Rheem, RUUD, Richmond, and Russel/HTPG brands.[14][18][31]

Jones graduated from Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, North Carolina.[3][32]

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)

Xfinity Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2015 Richard Childress Racing 33 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW
8
CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW
20
GLN MOH
29
BRI
13
ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN
5
DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 92nd 01 [33]
2016 DAY
7
ATL
11
LVS
6
PHO
11
CAL
9
TEX
9
BRI
11
RCH
15
TAL
18*
DOV
25
CLT
7
POC
8
MCH
10
IOW
12
DAY
29
KEN
11
NHA
11
IND
10
IOW
16
GLN
13
MOH
19
BRI
9
ROA
16
DAR
9
RCH
23
CHI
10
KEN
26
DOV
17
CLT
16
KAN
8
TEX
19
PHO
18
HOM
15
10th 2168 [34]
2017 DAY
28
ATL
14
LVS
15
PHO
15
CAL
32
TEX
15
BRI
20
RCH
33
TAL
37
CLT
16
DOV
29
POC
36
MCH
9
IOW
23
DAY
19
KEN
40
NHA
34
IND
9
IOW
10
GLN
14
MOH
14
BRI
20
ROA
25
DAR
23
RCH
23
CHI
12
KEN
13
DOV
39
CLT
13
KAN
11
TEX
35
PHO
15
HOM
14
16th 549 [35]
2018 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 Toyota DAY
10
ATL
17
LVS
7
PHO
11
CAL
13
TEX
33
BRI
6*
RCH
10
TAL
2
DOV
10
CLT
15
POC
24
MCH
18
IOW
5
CHI
11
DAY
12
KEN
36
NHA
6
IOW
12
GLN
7
MOH
23
BRI
29
ROA
9
DAR
12
IND
10
LVS
7
RCH
8
CLT
22
DOV
6
KAN
36
TEX
6
PHO
7
HOM
8
9th 2186 [36]
2019 DAY
3
ATL
4
LVS
28
PHO
7
CAL
7
TEX
33
BRI
14
RCH
33
TAL
18
DOV
7
CLT
10
POC
38
MCH
6
IOW
11
CHI
4
DAY
30
KEN
30
NHA
9
IOW
33
GLN
17
MOH
10
BRI
11
ROA
16
DAR
7
IND
6
LVS
3
RCH
11
CLT
16
DOV
37
KAN
1
TEX
4
PHO
11
HOM
8
10th 2207 [37]
2020 DAY
4
LVS
6
CAL
30*
PHO
1
DAR
20
CLT
27
BRI
3
ATL
8
HOM
8
HOM
2
TAL
16
POC
36
IND
37
KEN
36
KEN
30
TEX
7
KAN
1
ROA
14
DAY
2
DOV
16
DOV
4
DAY
13
DAR
1
RCH
14
RCH
8
BRI
8
LVS
11
TAL
4
CLT
10
KAN
9
TEX
25
MAR
9
PHO
3
6th 2273 [22]
2021 DAY
38
DAY
4
HOM
2
LVS
3
PHO
33
ATL
37
MAR
5
TAL
37
DAR
3
DOV
35
COA
17
CLT
8
MOH
4
TEX
5
NSH
6
POC
7
ROA
19
ATL
39
NHA
38
GLN
6
IND
36
MCH
2
DAY
40
DAR
33
RCH
20
BRI
5
LVS
6
TAL
2
CLT
5
TEX
10
KAN
11
MAR
6
PHO
7
7th 2239 [38]
2022 DAY
17
CAL
33
LVS
10
PHO
2
ATL
7
COA
18
RCH
13
MAR
1
TAL
26
DOV
7
DAR
7
TEX
14
CLT
16
PIR
11
NSH
14
ROA
5
ATL
11
NHA
28
POC
17
IND
15
MCH
4
GLN
24
DAY
20
DAR
14
KAN
4
BRI
2
TEX
27
TAL CLT LVS HOM MAR PHO -* -* [39]

Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

K&N Pro Series West

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2013 Turner Scott Motorsports 33 Chevy PHO S99 BIR IOW L44 SON CNS IOW EVG SPO MMP SMP AAS KCR PHO
17
63rd 26 [48]

ARCA Menards Series

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)

ARCA Menards Series East

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

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