“I have been watching Brandon the past few years and like what I see in him as a driver and a person,” Richard Childress, chairman and CEO of RCR, said. “Adding him to our developmental program and putting him in our No. 33 Chevrolet is a good move for us and his career. I look forward to seeing his progression next year and welcome him to the RCR family.”
The 17-year-old ran the full K&N Pro East Series season this year, scoring a win, five top 5s and 11 top 10s en route to finishing fourth in points. He has also run three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races for Turner Scott Motorsports, highlighted by a top-5 finish at Dover International Speedway before switching to GMS Racing to end the year. Jones was 32nd at Martinsville, in his first start with the program but expects to continue with the program while also applying his talents to RCR’s Nationwide operation.
“This is a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to driving RCR cars with ECR Engines next year,” Jones said. “They are a multi-championship team in the XFINITY Series and I know I have a lot of work and learning ahead of me. I couldn’t think of a better team to race with than RCR.”
Jones will split time with other RCR drivers in the No. 33 Chevrolet in 2015, likely a combination of their Sprint Cup regulars Austin Dillon, Paul Menard, and Ryan Newman. The team has been successful, scoring a victory with Menard this year at Michigan International Speedway.