Brandon Jones Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Elation and heartbreak were barely more than a lap apart when Ross Chastain took the checkered flag to win Friday night’s Digital Ally 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. Chastain took the lead on Lap 165 of 167 after Stewart Friesen ran out of fuel—the result of a miscommunication between the driver and crew chief Trip Bruce. Chastain crossed the finish line .483 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Rhodes to secure his first victory in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite a loose wheel early, Ryan Sieg persevered and finished on the lead lap, just shy of the top-10 in Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series veteran dropped onto pit road just 14 laps into the 200-lap race with a loose right front wheel. Sieg’s No. 39 Anglin Buildings Chevrolet Camaro SS lost two laps in the process. Sieg would not move back onto the lead lap until the fifth caution on lap 177. With only 20 laps remaining,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent One race after rain washed out qualifying session sent him home, Josh Williams rebounded to earn his first top-10 finish at Talladega Superspeedway. In the typical chaotic run to the finish at the superspeedway, Williams’ No. 36 Star Tron / Star Brite / General Formulations Chevrolet Camaro SS was one of several that sliced and diced through the field. He missed several incidents, including one that set up the final green-white-checkered run to the finish. Williams swerved onto the apron as Jeffrey Earnhardt, Jeremy Clements,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Stewart-Haas Racing’s Chase Briscoe earned his third straight top-five finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash driver started the final run of the Food City 300 just outside the top-five. Briscoe’s No. 98 Nurti Chomps Ford Mustang surged ahead of John Hunter Nemechek for fifth. He picked off another position after Brandon Jones cut a right front tire. Briscoe then hounded his SHR teammate, Cole Custer, who was all that stood between him and fellow Xfinity Dash 4 Cash driversRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Turn 1 at Texas Motor Speedway has become calamity corner this weekend, and it bit both Cole Custer and Brandon Jones on Lap 131 when they tangled while battling for the fourth spot during Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 and finished outside the top-30 for the first time this season. Prior to their encounter, both competitors had a dramatic race, due in most part they had near scares that could’ve possibly impacted their outcomes earlier. For Jones, who was having another strong run in his No. 19Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend for the iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway. Last weekend, Kyle Busch scored his first victory of the season, holding off many of the Xfinity Series regulars on his way to victory. Another appearance by Kyle Busch, the second leg of the ‘West Coast Swing,’ and restarts will be just some of the storylines to watch for on Saturday. Busch is the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver entered in Saturday’s race. Coverage forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Dirty air plagued Cole Custer’s aspirations of being a true contender for the win after leading 47 out of the first 48 laps, and settled for a ninth-place result in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, highlighted by a late-race run-in with Brandon Jones. Just like at Atlanta, rain cancelled qualifying and the grid was set by last season’s owners points. This meant Custer would start in first for the second straight race. Once the green flag dropped, Custer right away, but theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The first NASCAR Xfinity Series top-10 finish for Jeffrey Earnhardt was a decade in the making. Earnhardt had a chance at a better finish in the Rinnai due to a late-race caution, but the worn racing surface of Atlanta Motor Speedway prevented him from capitalizing. Earnhardt’s No. 18 Extreme Concepts / iK9 Toyota Supra had been running inside the top-five when John Hunter Nemechek spun off turn two with seven laps to go. He exited pit road second on and restarted on the outside onRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – To hear Christopher Bell describe his race in Victory Lane, you’d never know that he had just won it. “I felt pretty sloppy there as a driver sometimes,” Bell said after leading 143 of 163 laps in winning Saturday’s Rinnai 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “Running the yellow line (at the bottom of the track) is so hard. “I don’t know, I would just struggle on the longer runs there.” Struggling, of course, is a relative thing. AfterRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas — Brandon Jones turned mid-race misfortunes into a stout sixth-place finish in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 19 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing started 14th and managed to find the front briefly to lead four laps. However, his race appeared to come undone towards the halfway mark. He brought out the caution on Lap 97 restart, and then was also in an accident while running in solidly in the top 10Read More