Brandon Jones will return to the producer with whom he started his NASCAR profession as he rejoins Chevrolet with JR Motorsports for the 2023 Xfinity Sequence season. He’ll drive the #9 Camaro set to be vacated by the Cup Sequence-bound Noah Gragson.
Jones’ father JR Jones is the CEO of Rheem, a longtime Chevrolet staff sponsor within the early 2010s which allowed him to start racing with the make in NASCAR’s regional tiers. He spent three years with Richard Childress Racing from 2015 to 2017 earlier than becoming a member of Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota from 2018 onwards. With JGR, he has scored 5 victories and made the playoffs yearly, and is at the moment seventh in factors with a win at Martinsville.
He has additionally raced for JGR’s ARCA Menards Sequence programme in 2022, successful three of his 4 begins at Charlotte, Iowa, and Watkins Glen. The exception was a 3rd at Pocono.
“Brandon’s been a troublesome competitor over time, and he’s a proficient addition to JR Motorsports,” stated JRM co-owner and common supervisor Kelley Earnhardt Miller. “He’s a sequence veteran that brings a whole lot of expertise, and we’re going to see huge issues from Brandon and the #9 staff in 2023.”
Jones’ departure continues a development of exits for JGR after 2022, most notably Kyle Busch saying he would additionally head to Chevrolet with RCR. Amusingly, Jones and Busch’s new numbers are the identical as their JGR counterparts besides they drop the ‘1’ digit.
“To look at how aggressive JRM has been over time is basically spectacular,” commented Jones. “They’re a menace to win each week, and one of many premier groups in our sequence. I’m so grateful to Dale (Earnhardt Jr.), Kelley, and Mr. (Rick) Hendrick for permitting me to be a part of it.
“Reuniting with Chevrolet once more is superior, too. They had been an enormous a part of my profession early on, and I’m trying ahead to constructing on these relationships and driving a Camaro in 2023.”