Annett, Kennedy get the worst of multi-car wreck
Ben Kennedy and Michael Annett get caught up in a five-car wreck off Turn 2 at Michigan International Speedway after Brandon Jones gets loose exiting the turn.
Pocono and Monster team up to bring fans 'Free Friday'
NASCAR.com's Kim Coon chats with Pocono Raceway president Brandon Igdalsky about their XFINITY Series Driver takeover broadcast, and the promotion they are running on Friday, June 9 that allows fans to get in free by recycling a Monster Energy can.
Brandon Jones extends deal with RCR in XFINITY
WELCOME, N.C. -- Brandon Jones , 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase contender and Rookie of the Year candidate, has signed an agreement to remain with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) as the driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro in the XFINITY Series for the 2017 season. " Brandon has shown he has the talent behind the wheel to run up front and compete for championships in the XFINITY Series, and we are pleased he will continue to do so in an RCR Chevrolet," said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. "We are proud of everything he has accomplished this season, including leading laps, making the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase and contending for the Rookie of the Year title. Brandon has also been an excellent spokesman for our sponsors and does an exceptional job representing our brand. We can't wait to see what Brandon can do in his second full XFINITY Series season." In his first full year with RCR, Jones has recorded 11 top-10 finishes through the first 26 races and earned a spot in the XFINITY Series Chase. The 19-year-old driver scored an impressive sixth-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway , and also led 36 laps at Talladega Superspeedway in April. "I am honored to return to Richard Childress Racing for the 2017 season," Jones said. "RCR is such a storied NASCAR organization and it's a great opportunity to be a part of the team. Racing full-time in the XFINITY Series this season has been a valuable learning experience. I believe we have what it takes to compete for the championship throughout the Chase this season and make another run at the title in 2017. The teamwork and support from RCR, ECR Engines and Chevrolet have been second to none and instrumental in my development as a driver. I've also enjoyed representing several partners including Menards, Nexteer, Chevrolet, Okuma, Cometic, Roland and Rain-X." Before joining RCR as a full-time driver in 2016, Jones ran five XFINITY Series races in 2015, earning one top-five and two top-10 finishes, along with 16 laps led. The Atlanta, Georgia, native, has 30 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, recording five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He also has one NASCAR K&N East Series win and three ARCA Racing Series victories.
Brendan Gaughan is like Brandon Jones' (much older) big brother
Having a little brother can be cool. More often, it's annoying. Little brothers get a kick out of being pests, as 41-year-old Brendan Gaughan is learning this year with his 19-year-old Richard Childress teammate, Brandon Jones . Ready to head out to 2nd practice like pic.twitter.com/7KyKGsvQZn — Brandon Jones (@BrandonJonesRac) November 4, 2016 That's Jones in Gaughan's firesuit ... with perhaps a little extra padding. Gaughan, of course, declared payback is coming. Oh I can't wait... the payback is going to be EPIC! @BrandonJonesRac https://t.co/KDc4guknFx — Brendan Gaughan (@Brendan62) November 5, 2016 Thing is, this isn't the first time Jones has worn a filled-out version of Gaughan's suit over his wiry frame. Ready to carry the @southpointlv colors this weekend at @MonsterMile . @Brendan62 thanks for the suit! #TheChase pic.twitter.com/65lmoZXnHE — Brandon Jones (@BrandonJonesRac) September 26, 2016 And guess what? Gaughan vowed vengeance then, too. Oh you are SO gonna pay for that @BrandonJonesRac ! https://t.co/RaOQojg05L — Brendan Gaughan (@Brendan62) September 26, 2016 That means that Gaughan has had well over a month to plan his payback, which will undoubtedly be awesome. Why? Because -- call it experience -- big brothers always get the last prank.
Chase driver Brandon Jones involved in costly incident
Brandon Jones is involved in a costly incident with Justin Marks, becoming the first Chase driver sent to the garage at Kentucky Speedway.
Brandon Jones slips up early in NXS practice
Brandon Jones makes contact with the wall at Kentucky Speedway during practice for the ALSCO 300, forcing him to a backup car for the race.
Crafton makes heavy contact with wall in Iowa
Matt Crafton's streak of top-10 finishes at Iowa Speedway comes to an end as he takes a hard hit into the wall in the closing laps of the Camping World Truck Series race.
Brandon Jones excited about partnering with sponsor Nexteer
Brandon Jones talks about Richard Childress Racing's partnership with Nexteer and looking toward a successful future with them on the No. 33 Chevrolet.
Brandon Jones lands full-time XFINITY ride with RCR
SPARTA, Ky. -- Brandon Jones will be with Richard Childress Racing ’s NASCAR XFINITY Series program in 2016, but this time, he will have a ride all his own. RCR announced the news on Friday afternoon that the 18-year-old Georgia native will have a full-time ride in the series for next season. The team noted in a release that his crew chief and team will be named at a later date. “It's going to be awesome," Jones told NASCAR.com at Kentucky Speedway . "Been looking forward to that for awhile." Jones has gotten his feet wet in the XFINITY Series this year in the team's No. 33 Chevrolet, which is also driven by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Austin Dillon and Paul Menard . The VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Kentucky Speedway marks his fifth start in the series, with his best finish -- an eighth-place result -- coming in his series debut in May at Iowa Speedway . In Friday's opening practice, Jones was third-fastest on the speed chart (177.194 mph). " Brandon's performance in his limited schedule with RCR this season has been very impressive," Richard Childress, chairman and chief executive officer of RCR, said in a team release. "We're thrilled to provide him an opportunity in 2016 to showcase his talents over an entire XFINITY Series season." In addition to his XFINITY seat time, Jones has run a pretty steady schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for GMS Racing in the No. 33 Chevrolet. He has two top fives this season in 11 starts this season, including a runner-up showing at Iowa in June. The young driver thinks his learning curve will be a bit accelerated with his Truck Series experience at most of the tracks that the XFINITY Series runs at. "I think there's going to be five or so tracks I haven’t been to, but that won't be bad at all," Jones said. "I'm pretty excited being able to go back to some of these tracks in an XFINITY car." For Jones, the deal took some time to come together, but now that it is in place, he is ready to get going. "We've been trying to kind of get a deal together for awhile now," Jones said. "I've been talking to a couple different programs and seeing what our best option was and it all just came together over there. Really proud of everybody that has worked on that so hard and got us going."
Brandon Jones, Brendan Gaughan get 'Annoying'
Richard Childress Racing drivers Brandon Jones and Brendan Gaughan are taking their talents to YouTube. The pair of NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers made guest appearances in the hit online show "Annoying Orange," which is certainly among the most unique things you'll ever see. And, well, just watch.
Showing results 1 - 10 of 429 for: Brandon
Load More Results