NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Event: 37 Kind Days 250, Race 6 of 23, 167 Laps – 40/40/87; 250.5 Miles
Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (1.5-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: May 11, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- Jones has made 35 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts since 2013, resulting in seven top-five and 15 top-10 finishes. This will be his first start for Kyle Busch Motorsports and first NCWTS start of 2018.
- KBM’s Mike Hillman Jr., was also Jones’ crew chief at Richard Childress Racing in the XFINITY Series in 2016. Together the duo earned 12 top-10 finishes.
- Jones has three prior starts at Kansas, two in XFINITY and one in NCWTS. His best finish there was eighth in the XFINITY race in 2016.
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Brandon Jones, Driver Q&A
Talk about making your first NCWTS start for KBM at Kansas this weekend:
“It’s going to be an awesome experience. Kyle (Busch) is one of the guys that I’ve always idolized for a long time, even before when I was watching just as a fan. Kyle was the first guy I picked just as a fan to be my favorite driver. To be a part of his truck team now and see what all they have done with Toyota now and in the past, and what they have done with their development drivers, I’m definitely excited to see what we are capable of in a phenomenal truck at KBM.”
How is Kansas compared to the other 1.5-mile tracks?
“Kansas is one of those tracks that has a pretty smooth surface and compares to a lot of the tracks that have just been paved in a way. It’s easy to get in a really good rhythm. Normally you have some long green-flag runs there, but I know the truck races are a little bit shorter than what we’re used to currently in the XFINITY Series. I think it will be interesting to see how well we do there on the smooth surface.”
How does it help your learning curve with KBM since you have already worked with Mike Hillman Jr., as your crew chief?
“That’s an awesome thing to have a crew chief that we’ve already worked with in the past. We already know the same lingo, we already know our number scales whenever I’m communicating about how the truck is handling and stuff, and we worked together in a different series, not just the truck series, so I think that’s going to be a great match up. I’m glad to see he’s over here at KBM and I look forward to adding our names to one of their checkers.”
Brandon Jones Career Highlights
- Currently competes full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Joe Gibbs Racing where he has one pole, one top-five and six top-10 finishes in 10 starts this season
- Picked up his fourth career ARCA Racing Series victory at Michigan last year
- Has one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win (Iowa Speedway, 2014)
Brandon Jones’ No. 51 Lyons Industries/Menards Tundra:
KBM-043: The No. 51 Lyons team will race KBM-043, for Friday’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway. This Tundra was completely rebuilt since its last race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2017.
KBM Notes of Interest
- After Harrison Burton’s fifth-place finish at Dover, the No. 51 team has one win and one pole, both with Kyle Busch, two top-five and four top-10 finishes. The team is ranked third in the owner’s championship standings.
- KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (66) 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 drivers have collected three wins, three poles, 468 laps led, seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 10.6 across 18 starts at Kansas.
- Owner-driver Kyle Busch collected two of the wins at Kansas (2014 & 2017), while William Byron scored KBM’s win in 2016.
- A KBM Tundra has led at least one lap in seven of the eight races that the team has entered at Kansas since its inception in 2010.