Concord, NC (October 13, 2015) – Brandon Jones is set to make his 10th and final start of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season Friday, October 16th at Kansas Speedway.
Jones, a two-time ARCA winner and driver of the No.25 Ansell-Menards Toyota, is coming off a 12th place finish at Kentucky and looking to notch his name atop the leader board in the series season finale.
“We’ve been really fast everywhere we’ve gone all season. We’ve been close, but have run into some bad luck outside of our control on few occasions,” said Jones. “I felt we had the car to beat at Kentucky, but got caught up in a wreck early. The guys back at the shop have prepared another great car for Kansas; I like our chances this week.”
Jones, who’s been riding momentum across the board in the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series, is focused on capturing his first season victory.
“I’ve had a solid season so far and have learned a lot behind the wheel. As a driver, it’s important to capitalize on opportunities and carry over the confidence race to race. I have a tremendous amount of support and feel like we’re in a good position to make our mark on Friday night.”
Behind The Wheel – ARCA Rewind
Brandon Jones, co-pilot of VMS’s No.25 Ansell-Menards Toyota, has made nine ARCA series starts in 2015, earning five top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The cumulative season stats (nine top-five and 12 top-10 finishes) for the Ansell-Menards team place the driving duo of Jones and Kimmel third-overall in ARCA’s owner point standings.
Bright Future for Brandon Jones
Last month Richard Childress Racing announced the return of Brandon Jones for a full season NASCAR XFINITY effort in 2016. Jones shared seat time with Austin Dillon and Paul Menard as drivers of the No. 33 Chevrolet in the XFINITY Series in 2015. The Atlanta native has competed in five XFINITY Series races under the RCR banner in both events at Iowa Speedway, as well as Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Bristol Motor Speedway and Kentucky Speedway – where he finished a season best fifth.
Kansas Speedway Schedule
The Full Throttle S’loonshine 98.9 at Kansas Speedway will be live on Fox Sports 1 Friday, October 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. CST. ARCA will also provide live timing and scoring at arcaracing.com for all on-track activity.
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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 and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.