Concord, NC (July 14, 2015) – After a nearly three week hiatus the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards returns to racing Friday, July 17th for the #ThisIsMySpeedway 150 at Iowa Speedway. With the series return, Brandon Jones is back in the saddle racing the No.25 Ansell-Menards Toyota. Jones looks to familiar territory to continue momentum.
“I’m really looking forward to Iowa Speedway with our Ansell-Menards Toyota team and the ARCA Racing Series,” said Jones. “Iowa is one of my favorite tracks and one of the tracks that I’ve had the most success on over the years. I won my first K&N Pro Series race at Iowa Speedway, have a top-10 NASCAR XFINITY Series finish there, and just got my first runner-up finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series there a few weeks ago.”
Jones, who’s coming off a solid performance at Winchester Speedway, will make his seventh series start of the season in search of his first victory of the 2015 campaign.
“This weekend’s race will actually be the third time I visit Iowa Speedway this summer. So far we’ve been there for an XFINITY Series race and a Camping World Truck Series race. I have a lot of track time at Iowa and a lot of confidence going into the race this weekend. Our Ansell-Menards team had a really strong run in our last race at Winchester Speedway; we led a bunch of laps and came home with a top-three finish. The next few ARCA Racing Series events are at some of my best tracks and I’m hopeful that we’ll finally be able to break through to finally get a win with our Venturini Motorsports team,” continued Jones.
The 18-year old Atlanta, Georgia native has been impressive during his brief ARCA career which spans two partial seasons. In nine series starts, Jones has two wins, seven top-5’s and nine top-10’s. In 2015, Jones’ best performances include a runner-up finish at Mobile and a third place finish most recently at Winchester. Prior to hitting the track on Friday, Jones will make two area appearances at local Menards store locations. On Thursday, July 16th Jones will be at the Menards in Clive, Iowa from 3:00pm – 4:30pm CT and at the Altoona, Iowa location from 6:30pm – 8:00pm CT.
Practice for the #ThisIsMySpeedway150 is from 11:15am-12:45pm CT Friday with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 4:00pm CT. The #ThisIsMySpeedway150 is scheduled to start at 8:00pm CT. The #ThisIsMySpeedway150 will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1. Live Timing and Scoring will also be available at arcaracing.com.
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ABOUT VENTURINI MOTORSPORTS:
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Kevin Swindell, John Wes Townley, Erik Jones, and Justin Boston. Over the years the Venturini name has become synonymous with modern-day racing in America. In 2012, the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (www.NIASHF.org) and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.