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Brandon Jones Staying With Joe Gibbs Racing in 2022

Brandon Jones will remain with Joe Gibbs Racing in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the team announced Wednesday (Oct. 20).

Crew chief Jeff Meendering will also stay on as his crew chief, while Menards is sponsoring the full year for the No. 19.

Jones has competed full time in Xfinity since 2016; he ran for Richard Childress Racing from 2016-‘17 before moving over to JGR in 2018. The Georgia native has four NXS wins, 30 top fives and 86 top 10s.

This year he has 11 top fives, 17 top 10s and sits eighth in the points standings.

“This has been a very strong season so far and I couldn’t be prouder of our 19 team,” Brandon Jones said in a release.  “It will be great to have Jeff Meendering back as my crew chief for the third consecutive year; his leadership is exactly what this team needs. I also realize how fortunate I am to have partners like Menards and Toyota; their support means the world to me. I couldn’t be more excited to have Menards return and more importantly, their support for the full season.  It’s huge.  I am thrilled to be back at Joe Gibbs Racing next season.  Right now, I remain focused on our championship run and making it to Phoenix this year for a shot at the Xfinity Series title.”

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