Brandon Jones’ Charlotte News And Notes

Brandon Jones
Jones gasses it up leaving. his pit stall at LVMS

No. 19 Menards/Pelonis Toyota Supra News and Notes:

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Brandon Jones will make his seventh NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start on the Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) oval this Memorial Day. He will be behind the wheel of the No. 19 Menards / Pelonis Toyota Supra. This will be a huge weekend competing in the team’s backyard and paying tribute to our Armed Forces.

NASCAR SALUTES: Once again NASCAR will pay tribute on Memorial Day to honor all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces that have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. All Xfinity Series teams will be displaying a red, white & blue decal windshield header for the Alsco 300 at CMS this Monday, May 25, 2020.

JGR AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 96 total starts at CMS (Oval) in NXS competition earning eight wins, 37 top-five finishes, 56 top-10 finishes and seven pole starting positions. The team has led 1,742 laps and earned an average start of 10.6 and an average finish of 12.1. Kyle Busch has earned five of the team’s wins with Mike Bliss, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin each earning one win for the team.

RACE INFO: The Alsco 300 at CMS (1.5-mile) begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 25. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, SiriusXM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Brandon Jones: : “It’s going to be great to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day and a special one.  NASCAR and our team will pay tribute to honor all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces that have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.  We had a rough race Thursday at Darlington, but our 19 Menards team is ready to rebound at Charlotte.  I have spent a good amount of time studying, practicing in the simulator, and looking at our notebook. I feel confident coming into our team’s home track and feel well prepared. It’s been great to finally get back to the track and Charlotte is a great place to have our first mile and a half race since the long break. Charlotte is a fun but challenging mile and a half. We will be searching for grip and moving our lines a lot throughout the day.  For fans this makes a great race to watch. We have a lot to prove this weekend with Menards back on our Supra and Pelonis on the hood.  I’m looking forward to getting back on the track with my No. 19 guys and putting our Toyota back in the top-five where it belongs.”


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