HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed Tuesday that NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Brandon Jones will return to the team next year and will continue to drive the No. 19 Toyota Supra.
It’s been a breakout year for Jones, earning a career-high three wins, nine top-five and 16 top-10 finishes while leading 144 laps. He also added a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory with Kyle Busch Motorsports at Pocono Raceway earlier this year.
“It has been a real thrill to watch Brandon’s development over the past few years with us in the Xfinity Series,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “He is a championship contender and his veteran leadership has been a real asset to our overall program. We’re excited about the opportunity he has the rest of this year and that he will return next season and continue to build upon that success.”
Jones took on the senior driver role this season in the Xfinity Series at Joe Gibbs Racing. He is currently in his third full season with the team.
“This has been a dream season so far and I couldn’t be prouder of our 19 team,” said Jones. “It’s been great to have Jeff Meendering as my crew chief for the second consecutive year and his leadership along with the consistency is exactly what this team needed. I also realize how fortunate I am to have partners like Menards and Toyota; their support means the world to me. This has been a phenomenal year and I couldn’t be more excited about being back at Joe Gibbs Racing next season.
“Right now, I remain focused on our championship run and making it to Phoenix where I won earlier this year for a shot at the Xfinity Series title.”