Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) annouced today that two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series winner Brandon Jones, would be returning to drive the No. 51 Toyota Tundra in four NGROTS Races throughout the 2020 season.
Jones’ first race will be at Iowa Speedway (Newton, Iowa) with sponsorship from Barracuda Pumps. Additionally, Jones will drive the No. 51 at Pocono Raceway with sponsorship from DuPont Air Filtration, Kentucky Speedway with sponsorship from Delta Faucet Company and Martinsville Speedway with sponsorship from Magick Woods. Menards will continue to be an associate sponsor on the No. 51 in all four races.
“After ending last year in the Truck Series on such a high note with almost winning Phoenix, it gives me great confidence to come back and compete at KBM,” Jones said. “Based on the tracks that we have scheduled; I feel that my chances are very strong to put the No. 51 Tundra in victory lane at all of them and check off my first truck win in the 2020 season. I am pumped to have Danny Stockman as my crew chief since we have worked together in the past and have had multiple successful runs in my early years in the XFINITY series. And, I feel that running a limited truck schedule with KBM helps have dialogue with Kyle on a weekly basis.”
“The main reason we are participating in the selected truck schedule is so that I can have some on-track laps before getting in the XFINITY car. This will be especially important when we run Martinsville Speedway since the XFINITY series has added that back to the 2020 schedule.”
“I am really excited to have PPA/Dupont and Delta Faucets back on the truck; while pleased to be bringing on two new sponsors to the track, Barracuda Pumps and Magick Woods Vanities. Sponsors play a very important role in our sport and I believe we have a great chance to take them all to victory lane. I especially appreciate my longtime sponsor Menards for supporting me in both the XFINITY and Gander Outdoors Truck Series; I couldn’t do it without them.”
“Brandon was an integral part of the 51 team bringing home the owner’s championship last year and we’re excited to have him back in the driver lineup as we try to repeat that feat this year,” owner-driver Kyle Busch said. “He was so close to victory a couple of times last year in the Truck Series and in the XFINITY Series was able to pick up a win late last year and has carried that momentum over to another win and a strong start to the season. We’re looking forward to getting him his first Truck Series victory this year.”
No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra Schedule
Chandler Smith: 8 Races
Kyle Busch: 5 Races
Brandon Jones: 4 Races
Riley Herbst: Daytona
TBD/TBA: 5 Races
Greg Biffle is rumoured to be running Texas and Charlotte in the No. 51 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. When TobyChristie.com reached out to Kyle Busch Motorsports about the inquiries, KBM indicated that they were still finalizing their lineup for the No. 51.