Event: CircuitCity.com 250 (Round 14 of 33)
Date: June 16, 2019
Location: Iowa Speedway in Newton
Layout: .875-mile oval
Brandon Jones Notes of Interest
● The CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton is the 14th event of the 33-race NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule and the fourth with Brandon Jones sporting the 1st Foundation livery on the No. 19 Toyota Supra.
● In 13 Xfinity Series races this season, Jones has earned two top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
● In eight career Xfinity Series starts at Iowa, Jones has earned one top-five and three top-10s. The 22-year-old driver finished fifth in last year’s June race at Iowa after starting third. It is his best Xfinity Series result at the .875-mile track.
● Iowa is where Jones made his Xfinity Series debut. On May 17, 2015, he started fifth and finished eighth in the 3M 250. Now in his fourth full-time Xfinity Series season, the Atlanta-native has five top-fives, 41 top-10s and two poles in 117 career starts. His best career finish is third, earned earlier this year in the season-opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
● Jones has two top-threes in four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts at Iowa. His best Truck Series finish is second, earned in June 2015 after starting fourth and leading four laps. The winner of the race was Erik Jones, who is now in his third full season racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
● Jones is a winner at Iowa. In his fourth and most recent NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Iowa on Aug. 1, 2014, Jones started eighth and methodically worked his way to the front, eventually leading the final nine laps to take the victory over Kenzie Ruston. It is Jones’ only K&N Pro Series East win in 26 career starts.
● Jones has 17 total starts at Iowa, including one in ARCA. He started third and led 31 laps before finishing 11th on July 17, 2015.
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● The 1st Foundation is a 100-percent volunteer organization that works with Special Operations Forces and Law Enforcement Operations to administer grants for continuing education, specialized equipment and training for those in need. The non-profit also helps with medical bills and access to PTSD programs, as well as college scholarships to those operators and their families in need of assistance through their Gold Star Family Programs. 1st Foundation board members cover all administrative costs, allowing every dollar donated to be utilized for its core mission.
Brandon Jones, Driver of the No. 19 1st Foundation Toyota Supra
You had a strong run at Michigan in the 1st Foundation Toyota Supra and now you’re headed to another track where you’ve run well and had success. What do you enjoy most about racing at Iowa Speedway?
“Our 1st Foundation Supra team is definitely feeling the momentum building after running sixth in Michigan. Iowa has always been one of my favorite tracks and to go there over Father’s Day weekend is really special. I’ve logged a lot of laps there across the Xfinity Series, Gander Outdoors Truck Series, ARCA Menards Series and K&N Pro Series, and I’ve had some success with multiple top-fives and even my first win in the K&N Series. I enjoy the multiple racing grooves, which give you the option to run the bottom, middle or top, and leads to some great side-by-side racing. It will give our 1st Foundation team a great opportunity to get back inside the top-five, or even better.”
Brandon Jones Iowa Performance Profile
No. 19 1st Foundation Team Roster
Primary Team Members:
Driver: Brandon Jones
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Crew Chief: Jeff Meendering
Hometown: Mooresville, North Carolina
Car Chief: Joey Elliott
Hometown: Barrington, New Hampshire
Race Engineer: Michael Oxendine
Hometown: Lumberton, North Carolina
Engine Tuner: Marcus Bonicelli
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Spotter: Chris Lambert
Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina
Rear Tire Changer: Jeff Cordero
Hometown: Salem, Connecticut
Tire Carrier: Kevin Harris
Hometown: Winter Springs, Colorado
Front Tire Changer: Cody McCray
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Jackman: Ernie Pierce
Hometown: San Diego, California
Gas Man: Matt Tyrrell
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Road Crew Members:
Truck Driver: David Hicks
Hometown: Montcalm, West Virginia
Truck Driver: Robbie Scott
Hometown: North Carolina
Mechanic: Jered Lynch
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mechanic: Matt Petrea
Hometown: Concord, North Carolina
Tire Specialist: Lee Herendeen
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
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