MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 4, 2019) – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Brandon Jones will return to the organization for five races in the No. 51 Tundra during the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season. Jones will make his first NGOTS start of 2019 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway May 3 and will also compete at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City May 10, Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway June 28, Kentucky Speedway July 11 and Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway November 8. Chigo Home Appliances will be the primary sponsor of Jones’ first four truck races; announcement of the primary sponsor of the November Phoenix race will be made separately.
Jones made five NGOTS starts for KBM in 2018, recording three top-five and four top-10 finishes, finishing outside the top 10 just once since joining the Toyota Racing camp. Overall since making his Truck Series debut in August of 2013, Jones has recorded three runner-up, 10 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes across 40 starts. The Georgia native – who will once again compete for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) championship with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) – has registered two poles, three top-five and 34 top-10 finishes across 104 career Xfinity Series starts. Additionally, the 22-year-old driver has collected five career ARCA Racing Series victories, including last year at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, and one NASCAR K&N Pro Series win (Iowa Speedway, 2014).
“I’m really looking forward to being back with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2019 and having another shot at victory lane for KBM in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series,” Jones said. “We came close last year with four top-10 finishes in our five races, and I think we’re poised to have an even better run this year. I’m excited by the possibilities that come with working with Rudy Fugle and the No. 51 team. Rudy is proven winner on the track with over 20 wins and four championships; I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from him and I think there will be valuable cross over benefits that I can take to our efforts in the No. 19 Xfinity Series Toyota Supra at Joe Gibbs Racing. The Toyota Tundras built by KBM are the class of the field and I’m honored and proud to have Kyle’s support and the opportunity to climb behind the wheel of his great Toyota equipment while representing Chigo Home Appliances along with other great Menards vendor partners.”
“Chigo Home Appliances and Soleus Air Conditioning are so excited to work with Brandon Jones and Kyle Busch Motorsports again,” said Tyler Scott, Senior Vice President Sale and Marketing for Chigo Home Appliances. “Brandon does his best racing when he’s in Chigo sponsored equipment, so we are confident that he is sure to get his first win and take Chigo and KBM to victory lane in 2019!”
“Having Brandon back gives us another experienced driver in the lineup for the 51 team as we pursue an Owner’s Championship this year,” owner-driver Kyle Busch said. “He had solid runs in his four races for us last year and his feedback will be valuable to not only Rudy (Fugle, crew chief) and the other young drivers to help make the 51 team better, but he’ll also be a veteran teammate for Todd (Gilliland) and Harrison (Burton) to lean on the weeks he is racing for us. He’s been so close to winning several times in the Truck Series and we feel like it’s just a matter of time before he breaks through and gets to victory lane.”
ABOUT CHIGO HOME APPLIANCES:
Chigo Home Appliances was founded in 1994 in Guangdong, China with the mission to build a reputation on quality and trust throughout the global HVAC industry. Chigo has grown to be the second largest exporter of air conditioners with an annual production capacity of 10 million units. HVAC brands across the globe have trusted Chigo to make quality products and deliver on-time. Chigo produces window type and portable AC products that are popular with North American users as well as its more energy saving and convenient inverter Residential Multisplit series, which can achieve the function of making three indoor units work with only one outdoor unit supporting them, thus providing users with more flexible refrigerating and heating solutions. Chigo USA Headquarters are in City of Industry, California, complete with a leading-edge customer service facility. Sales and Marketing Offices are also strategically positioned throughout the US to support retail partnerships.
ABOUT SOLEUS AIR CONDITIONING:
Soleus Air is a trusted brand in HVAC and a leader in quality and innovation among commercial-industry professionals and consumers alike. As a well-recognized name in indoor comfort, Soleus Air has built its reputation on progressive product designs and first-to-market technologies. The unique product lineup comes standard with patented safety technology and upgraded features that are easy-to-use. Every Soleus Air product is market-research and quality-control tested, ensuring a great-looking product that is built to last. Look for Soleus Air products at Menards and in homes and businesses across the nation.
A family owned company started in 1958, Menards is headquartered in Eau Claire, WI. Menards has more than 300 retail stores located throughout the Midwest in the states of IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI and WY. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader. It’s famous slogan “Save Big Money at Menards” is widely known and easy to remember. For more information, visit Menards.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.
ABOUT KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS:
Since debuting in 2010, Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) has quickly established itself as one of the most successful teams in all of NASCAR. Owned by 2015 Cup Series champion Kyle Busch and fueled by his passion for winning, the organization holds the Gander Outdoors Truck Series records for most career wins (68) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record six Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).
KBM prepares a fleet of race-winning Toyotas out of its state-of-the art 77,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest KBM news online at www.KyleBuschMotorsports.com, by liking the team on Facebook (KBMteam) and by following the team on Instagram (KBMteam) and Twitter (@KBMteam).