Running The Truck Race Prepares Jones For The NXS Race

Brandon Jones

Event:                         World of Westgate 200, Race 18 of 23, 134 Laps – 30/30/74; 201 Miles
Location:                    Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast:        Sept. 14, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
 
What You Need to Know
 
  • Brandon Jones has made 39 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts since 2013, resulting in 10 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. This will be his fifth and final NCWTS start for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) this season. Jones raced at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City where he finished ninth for the No. 51 team, Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway where he came in third place driving for the No. 46 team, Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet where he placed fifth and was fourth at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta in the No. 51.
  • KBM’s Mike Hillman Jr. was also Jones’ crew chief at Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2016. Together the duo earned 12 top-10 finishes.
  • He will do double duty this weekend racing the No. 51 Tundra for KBM Friday night and the No. 19 Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY race Saturday.
  • He has four prior starts at Las Vegas, three in XFINITY and one in NCWTS. His best finish there was fifth in the NCWTS in 2015.
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Brandon Jones, Driver Q&A
Driver Q&A: Brandon Jones
Driver Q&A: Brandon Jones

 

How is Las Vegas compared to the other 1.5-mile tracks?
“To compare another 1.5-mile track to Vegas, I would say Kansas is probably very similar. They are both very smooth race tracks and both move around a lot. Some 1.5-mile tracks you are right around the bottom and you never really come off of there, but Vegas is one of those tracks where you can move up some and go to the top if you have to. It makes it a really racy environment.”
Will running the NCWTS race Friday help you prepare for the XFINITY race on Saturday?
“Running the truck race should help me prepare for the XFINITY race, especially knowing when to move around and start searching for grip when the tires kind of wear out some. Really practicing side drafts as well is really key to Vegas.”
Do you have time to do anything fun away from the track while you are in Las Vegas?
“Well myself and my girlfriend both turned 21 this year, so I’m sure we’ll have to go out and hang out on the strip a little bit and check everything out. Maybe catch a show as well if we can find something.”
 
 
Brandon Jones Career Highlights
 
  • Currently competes full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Joe Gibbs Racing where he has one pole, two top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in 25 starts this season
  • Picked up his fifth career ARCA Racing Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May
  • Has one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win (Iowa Speedway, 2014)
Brandon Jones’ No. 51 Delta®/Menards Tundra:
 
KBM-054: The No. 51 team will race KBM-054, for Friday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won in this Tundra in its first outing at Pocono in July.
KBM-054 Performance Profile
Starts
Wins
Average Start
Average Finish
Laps Led
1
1
1.0
1.0
43
KBM Notes of Interest
  • KBM drivers have collected two wins, six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 11.1 across 20 starts at Las Vegas
  • Erik Jones took the checkered flag for KBM in 2014 and owner-driver Kyle Busch won the spring race earlier this season
  • After Canada, the No. 51 team has two wins (both with Busch) and four poles (two with Busch, one with Harrison Burton and one with Christopher Bell), seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. The team is ranked seventh in the owner’s championship standings.
  • KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (68) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record six Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).
Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Toyota Tundra 2018 NCWTS Box Score:

 

Date
Site
Driver
Start
Finish
Laps
Laps Led
Status
Owner Pts./Pos.
2/16
Daytona
Spencer Davis
8
7
100/100
0
Running
31/9th
2/24
Atlanta
Spencer Davis
4
13
134/134
0
Running
60/9th
3/2
Las Vegas
Kyle Busch
1
1
134/134
55
Running
116/2nd
3/24
Martinsville
Harrison Burton
13
8
250/250
0
Running
146/5th
5/4
Dover
Harrison Burton
17
5
210/210
0
Running
182/3rd
5/11
Kansas
Brandon Jones
13
9
167/167
0
Running
221/4th
5/18
Charlotte
Kyle Busch
4
2
134/134
0
Running
270/2nd
6/8
Texas
Spencer Davis
4
9
167/167
7
Running
302/2nd
6/16
Iowa
Harrison Burton
1
3
200/200
30
Running
349/2nd
6/23
Gateway
Riley Herbst
17
8
160/160
0
Running
378/3rd
6/29
Chicago
Brandon Jones
16
5
150/150
0
Running
410/4th
7/12
Kentucky
Brandon Jones
6
4
150/150
0
Running
459/3rd
7/18
Eldora
Logan Seavey
7
8
153/153
53
Running
505/3rd
7/28
Pocono
Kyle Busch
1
1
60/60
43
Running
545/3rd
8/11
Michigan
Spencer Davis
12
22
95/100
0
Running
560/3rd
8/16
Bristol
Christopher Bell
1
28
184/200
31
Running
2017/4th
8/26
Canadian Tire
Harrison Burton
14
13
65/65
0
Running
2041/7th

 

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