Brandon Jones

Biography of Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones is an American professional stock car racing driver. Formerly a development driver for the now defunct Eddie Sharp Racing and Turner Scott Motorsports teams, he currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 19 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing and part-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Racing career

Brandon Jones began racing in 2010 at age 13, under the supervision of short track racer Bubba Gale and his son former KHI development driver Cale Gale. Jones would race full-time in 2011 in the pro truck divisions at Lanier Raceplex and Gresham Motorsports Park in Georgia, winning track points championships at both facilities. Jones raced in late models for Eddie Sharp Racing in 2012, competing in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and United Auto Racing Association (UARA) series.

Jones would make his debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East later that year at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, finishing 14th in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet after wrecking on the last lap while running in fifth place. In 2013 at the age of 15, Jones signed a contract to drive for Turner Motorsports (later Turner Scott Motorsports) to run the full UARA season, the PASS Series, six races in the K&N East Series and one in the West series, and selected NASCAR Late Model Stock races.

Cale Gale and Mike Greci would serve as crew chiefs for Jones. Brandon Jones would also make his national series debut in the Camping World Truck Series for TSM, running the No. 33 truck for the team beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway in August. Jones finished 27th at Bristol, 20th at Iowa, and 19th at Martinsville.

Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones would score his first K&N Pro Series win at Iowa Speedway in August, holding off former teammate Kenzie Ruston and Cole Custer. After 14 of 16 races in the K&N East Series and three Truck Series races, which included a fourth-place finish at Dover, Brandon Jones would part ways with TSM due to internal issues in the organization, joining Richard Childress Racing for the remaining K&N races. Jones would run the 33 truck for GMS Racing in two additional races, sponsored by Rheem brand Russell. He would finish 4th in the K&N Pro Series East standings.

For 2015, RCR signed Jones to a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, sharing the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro with Childress’ grandson Austin Dillon and Paul Menard. When Jones raced in his final Xfinity race in 2015, Brandon Jones scored his first top 5 and his career-best finish as a 5th place outing. Jones also ran a part-time schedule in the ARCA Racing Series, sharing the No. 25 Menards Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports with ARCA legend Frank Kimmel.

To start off 2017, Jones won his first career Xfinity Series pole at Daytona with a speed of 184.472 mph. In the race, Jones would run in the top 10 up until lap 29 when he was hit in the right rear by Justin Allgaier. This caused Jones to turn hard right into the SAFER Barrier nearly head on at 185 mph. He walked away from the crash unharmed. In an interview following, Jones called the crash “The hardest hit I’ve ever had.” Jones later have a dismal 2017 season with 8 DNF’s and not making into the Playoffs, despite driving a top tier car.

Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones

Personal life

Brandon Jones is the son of JR Jones, President and CEO of Rheem Comfort Products, which has sponsored Jones (until 2015), Kevin Harvick, Turner Scott Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, and several other teams through their Rheem, RUUD, Richmond, and Russel/HTPG brands. Jones graduated from Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Overview

  • Full Name: Brandon A. Jones
  • Date of Birth: February 18, 1997
  • Age: 23 years
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Car no., team: No. 19 (Joe Gibbs Racing)
  • Truck no., team: No. 51 (Kyle Busch Motorsports)
  • First win: 2019 Kansas Lottery 300 (Kansas)
  • Education: Lake Norman High School
  • Current teams: Toyota Xfinity Series racing manufacturer team, Toyota Camping World Truck Series racing manufacturer team
  • Net Worth: $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)
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