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NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Brandon Jones will rejoin Kyle Busch Motorsports for four Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races in 2020, the team announced Wednesday (March 11).
Jones will compete in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra at Iowa Speedway and Pocono Raceway in June, Kentucky Speedway in July and Martinsville Speedway in October.
Various sponsors will come aboard in each event, while Menards will provide associate sponsorship in all four races.
In 10 Truck Series races from 2018-2019 Jones earned six top fives and seven top 10s for KBM. Since 2013 Jones has 13 series top fives and 22 top 10s in 45 starts.
“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 in a team release. “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 [Busch, team owner] 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.”
Last week at Phoenix Raceway, Jones led 24 laps en route to his LS Tractor 200 victory and locked himself into the Xfinity playoffs. He currently sits fourth in the standings with two top fives and three top 10s on the year. Overall, Jones has two wins, 11 top fives and 53 top 10s in 141 Xfinity Series races.
“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.”