No. 19 Toyota Service Centers Toyota Supra News and Notes:
2020 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES PLAYOFFS: The first round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Playoffs will kick-off this weekend at Las Vegas. This has been Brandon Jones’ breakout season with three gigantic wins in the Xfinity Series and a win in the Truck Series. He locked into the Xfinity Series playoffs early and the 19 Toyota team has high expectations to advance to the next round.
JONES AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Brandon Jones and the No. 19 Toyota team are seeded fifth for the Round of 12. They are coming off an eighth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. This will be his eighth start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Jones had been very strong on the 1.5-mile tri-oval scoring five top-seven finishes in the last seven races there and he just keeps getting better. Jones, crew chief Jeff Meendering and the 19 team only have one goal and that is to win in this first round and continue their breakout year and secure a place in the next round.
JGR AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: JGR has 59 total starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NXS, earning two wins, 18 top-five finishes, 32 top-10 finishes and five pole-starting positions. The team has led 926 laps, completed 11,194 of 11,873 attempted laps (94.3%) and earned an average start of 10.7 and an average finish of 12.9. Kyle Busch has both wins for JGR in 2016 and 2019.
RACE INFO: Alsco 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. PT. Watch and listen live on NBCSN, SiriusXM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Brandon Jones: ”Our No. 19 Toyota Service Centers team believes Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the perfect track for us for the first race in the Xfinity Series playoffs. I have had multiple strong runs there and had five top-seven finishes on the mile and a half. Las Vegas has become one of my favorite tracks and with the Playoffs just beginning, it’s a really important time to keep our rhythm, be aggressive and be smart. I’m pumped to start the Playoffs with three wins under my belt this year and ready to battle in the Round of 12. I believe the key is to dig deep in our notebook, pull from our experiences, run several laps at TRD and review the film to exploit our strengths. This has been a dream year and our team has high expectations. We are determined to win in this round to keep advancing toward the championship four.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!