Brandon Jones Preps For Homestead


No. 19 Juniper Networks Toyota Supra News and Notes:

·       IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The 33 race NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) season comes to an end this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the series finale.  While the final four fight for the championship, Brandon Jones and the No. 19 Juniper Networks team are focused on being the spoiler and fight for their second win of the 2019 season.  This race always turns into a battle and produces lots of excitement for the fans.  This will be Jones’ fourth NXS career-start there and second with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). 

·       JUNIPER NETWORKS: is the industry leader in network innovation, and provider of technology to JGR to improve the racing organization’s network infrastructure for better performance on and off the track through its Juniper Networks® MetaFabric architecture, with next-generation switching and security solutions. From analyzing car performance data to providing feedback to the crew chiefs and ensuring a reliable connection to the driver, JGR’s network will blend on-track with off-track performance.

·       JGR AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY: JGR has 46 total starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway in NXS competition earning four wins, 14 top-five finishes, 26 top-10 finishes and four pole starting positions. The team has led 683 laps, completed 8,807 of 9,221 attempted laps (95.5%) and earned an average start of 11.8 and an average finish of 13.2. Kyle Busch has earned two of the team’s four wins with Matt Kenseth earning one win for the team in 2014 and Daniel Suarez winning in 2016.  

·       RACE INFO:  Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile) begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Brandon Jones: “After having two solid races at ISM, we still have a lot of momentum heading into the final race of the year. Homestead has always been a challenging track, but I learn so much each time I race there. The further into a run you get and the more the tires fall off, the track becomes very top-line dominant. You need to be sure you can run up there if you’re going to have a good night. Our No. 19 team had some really strong runs this year at Kansas and Chicago, which are both top-line tracks, so that gives me an extra boost of confidence in how to approach the race this weekend. I’ll watch a lot of video to prepare for this weekend and I’ll be paying extra attention to when guys decide to make the move up to the top of the track. I’m looking forward to improving my speed in Homestead this weekend and having a really solid run with our Juniper team.”


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