Brandon Jones Henry 180 Preview

Brandon Jones, Ryan Vargas
(photo courtesy Rachelrgmphotography)

No. 19 Toyota Racing Toyota Supra News and Notes:

JONES TURNING LEFT AND RIGHT: This will be Jones’ sixth career-start at Road America and there will be practice and qualifying this time around. Jones and the No. 19 Toyota Racing team are looking forward to their fourth road course challenge this season. After posting two fourth place finishes on road courses this season at Daytona and Mid-Ohio their confidence level couldn’t be higher. Their strategy is to be aggressively safe, be there at the end and put their Toyota Supra in the best position to fight for the top spot.

ROAD AMERICA: The historic track is the longest course on the schedule at 4.048-miles in length and is very challenging with its 14 unique turns. The track features many elevation changes and very high speeds on the lengthy frontstretch. Jones has been working hard on his road course techniques with crew chief Jeff Meendering to prepare for this weekend.

JGR AT ROAD AMERICA: JGR has 31 NXS starts at Road America. The team has earned one win, five top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes with an average start of 8.0 and an average finish of 14.3. The team has earned one pole starting position, led 135 laps.

RACE INFO: Henry 180 at Road America is scheduled for Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBC, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Brandon Jones: “Our 19 Toyota team has come a long way with our road course program, and we feel very confident going to Road America with a lot of speed and positive energy. We have had two very strong road course fourth place finishes at Daytona and Mid-Ohio and we have built notes from them. Road America is unlike any other road course on our schedule, mainly because it is over four miles. Every corner brings its challenges. Track position and restarts are going to be critical so this will be a big part of our strategy as well as working on passing and not making mistakes. I have been able to run go-karts and lay some laps down in the TRD simulator. We will have about an hour of practice Friday and qualify on Saturday. This will be huge since we didn’t have that track time last year. I am excited to get back to Road America and score the best finish we can for Toyota Racing.”


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