MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 11, 2020) – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Brandon Jones, the most recent winner in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, will return to the organization for four races in the No. 51 Tundra during the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season.
Jones will make his first Gander Trucks start of 2020 at Iowa Speedway in Newton on June 12 with primary sponsorship from Barracuda Pumps. He will also compete at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., on June 27 with primary sponsorship from DuPont Air Filtration, Kentucky Speedway in Sparta July 9 with primary sponsorship from Delta Faucet Company and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway Oct. 30 with primary sponsorship from Magick Woods. Menards will be an associate sponsor for all four races.
Jones registered 53 laps led and three top-five finishes across five starts for KBM in 2019, including a runner-up finish at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway that helped the No. 51 advance to the Championship 4 of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors owner’s playoffs. Overall, in 10 starts for KBM since 2018 he has posted six top-five and seven top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 9.2. Since making his Gander Trucks debut in August of 2013, the 23-year-old driver has recorded five runner-up, 13 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes across 45 starts.
The Georgia native has already locked himself into the 2020 NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs via his win last weekend at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway. Across 141 career XFINITY Series starts, Jones has registered two wins, three poles, 11 top-five and 53 top-10 finishes. Additionally, the 22-year-old driver has collected five career ARCA Menards Series victories and one ARCA Menards Series East win.
“After ending last year in the Truck Series on such a high note with almost winning Phoenix, it gives me great confidence to come back and compete at KBM,” Jones said. “Based on the tracks that we have scheduled; I feel that my chances are very strong to put the No. 51 Tundra in victory lane at all of them and check off my first truck win in the 2020 season. I am pumped to have Danny Stockman as my crew chief since we have worked together in the past and have had multiple successful runs in my early years in the XFINITY series. And, I feel that running a limited truck schedule with KBM helps have dialogue with Kyle on a weekly basis. The main reason we are participating in the selected truck schedule is so that I can have some on-track laps before getting in the XFINITY car. This will be especially important when we run Martinsville Speedway since the XFINITY series has added that back to the 2020 schedules. I am really excited to have PPA/Dupont and Delta Faucets back on the truck; while pleased to be bringing on two new sponsors to the track, Barracuda Pumps and Magick Woods Vanities. Sponsors play a very important role in our sport and I believe we have a great chance to take them all to victory lane. I especially appreciate my longtime sponsor Menards for supporting me in both the XFINITY and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series; I couldn’t do it without them.”
“Brandon was an integral part of the 51 team bringing home the owner’s championship last year and we’re excited to have him back in the driver lineup as we try to repeat that feat this year,” owner-driver Kyle Busch said. “He was so close to victory a couple of times last year in the Truck Series and in the XFINITY Series was able to pick up a win late last year and has carried that momentum over to another win and a strong start to the season. We’re looking forward to getting him his first Truck Series victory this year.”
The No. 51 team, led by veteran crew chief Danny Stockman, leads the 2020 owner’s point standings by 19 points after two events. Kyle Busch led 108 laps and swept all three stages en route to victory at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway and Riley Herbst captured the pole, led the first 21 laps and won a stage in the season-opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
ABOUT BARRACUDA PUMPS:
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ABOUT PPA INDUSTRIES, INC.:
PPA Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Hickory, N.C. and distributes residential air and water filtration throughout North America. Included in the PPA Industries portfolios are a wide range of DuPont branded products. The two companies teamed up to bring new ingredient technologies to water and air filtration that help optimize filter life and improve overall filter performance.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, it can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and are used under license by PPA Industries, Inc.
ABOUT DELTA FAUCET COMPANY:
Founded by Masco Corporation in 1954 with the introduction of the single-handle kitchen faucet, Delta Faucet Company is proud to be America’s faucet innovation leader, featuring Brizo®, Delta®, and Peerless® products. A WaterSense® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet is a global organization that offers kitchen faucets, bath faucets, shower heads, shower systems, toilets and related accessories, selling products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit www.deltafaucet.com.
ABOUT MAGICK WOODS:
Founded in 1993, Magick Woods is a leading modular kitchen manufacturer and pioneer of furniture-inspired bathroom solutions. What began as a modest vanity supplier to the showroom trade, has now become an international leader in the kitchen and bath space. With a commitment to delivering cabinetry designed and crafted to meet industry leading standards, Magick Woods offers best-in-class finishes and styles to meet every need.
A family owned company started in 1958, Menards is headquartered in Eau Claire, WI. Menards has more than 300 retail stores located throughout the Midwest in the states of IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI and WY. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader. It’s famous slogan “Save Big Money at Menards” is widely known and easy to remember. For more information, visit Menards.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.
ABOUT KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS:
Since debuting in 2010, Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) has quickly established itself as one of the most successful teams in all of NASCAR. Owned by two-time Cup Series champion Kyle Busch and fueled by his passion for winning, the organization holds the Gander RV & Outdoors Series records for most career wins (76) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record seven Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).
KBM prepares a fleet of race-winning Toyotas out of its state-of-the art 77,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest KBM news online at www.KyleBuschMotorsports.com, by liking the team on Facebook (KBMteam) and by following the team on Instagram (KBMteam), and Twitter (@KBMteam).
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