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Brandon Jones Wins the Xfinity Pole at Auto Club

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brandon Jones will start from the pole position in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 29). Jones won the pole with a speed of 180.234 miles per hour earlier on Saturday, marking his third career pole and his first since Dover International Speedway in May 2018. Jones will be …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Brandon Jones Transitioning to Team Leader at Joe Gibbs Racing

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

At this time two years ago, Brandon Jones was trying to find his footing at Joe Gibbs Racing. Now, two races into the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, he’s becoming one of the team’s leaders. Jones, 23, is in the midst of his fifth full-time season in Xfinity. His first two years were spent with …

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Brandon Jones Carries Throwback Colors Into Pivotal 2020 Season

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Tyler Reddick has graduated to the NASCAR Cup Series for 2020, but that hasn’t stopped him from being on Brandon Jones‘s mind through Daytona Speedweeks for the sport’s NASCAR Xfinity Series. For one, Reddick was one of the most influential superspeedway racers the NXS had last year. It’s left Jones studying how Reddick was able …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Teams, Big 3 Dominate

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season was set to be promising from the beginning of the year, with many of its top drivers returning. Three of the series’ Championship 4 contenders from 2018 were back with vengeance, as Tyler Reddick was looking to repeat as champion, even though he swapped Chevrolet teams from JR Motorsports …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2020 Xfinity Crew Chiefs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Joe Gibbs Racing has released its NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief lineup for the 2020 season. The Nov. 7 announcement comes two days after news broke that Riley Herbst will drive the No. 18 JGR Toyota full time in 2020 alongside teammates Brandon Jones and Harrison Burton. Herbst will be paired with veteran Dave Rogers, …

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Pace Laps: As The Keselowski Crumbles

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: As The Keselowski Crumbles Brad Keselowski is the driving force upon which Team Penske’s NASCAR team is built. He’s the one who strongly suggested Joey Logano as a future teammate while earning his first and only Cup championship in 2012. His unique voice and Twitter presence showcases a passion for …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kansas Defies Stereotypes, Remains Unpredictable for Xfinity Playoffs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If someone told you that a playoff race featured multiple title contenders caught up in wrecks, a near brawl on pit road after the checkered flag and a first-time winner, you’d probably guess it was Talladega, a short track or maybe the ROVAL. And if we were talking about the NASCAR Cup Series, you’d probably …

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Brandon Jones Surprises with 1st Xfinity Win at Kansas, Nobody Advances to Homestead

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Although the Big Three controlled the 2019 Kansas Lottery 300, including being the top three earners in stage points, late restarts put them on alert. When the checkered flag flew, Brandon Jones won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway. It is his first career victory in any of the three major national NASCAR …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dover Hard to Keep NASCAR on NBCSN From Dozing Off

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dover International Speedway’s October races are some of the most exhausting on the calendar for NASCAR drivers. Cooler-than-normal Sunday temperatures (Oct. 6) at least made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race slightly less taxing than it could have been. (Next year, with the race scheduled for August on what was the off week between …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Dover Teases But Ultimately Offers No Surprises

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

One of the more curious aspects of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season is how it’s managed to simultaneously subvert and reinforce its own narratives all year long. Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick won enough races to be part of a Big Three, but most people still consider Christopher Bell the favorite for the championship. …

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