LOUDON, N.H. (July 19, 2019) – After an engine failure halted the night early for Brandon Jones this past weekend in Kentucky, the No. 19 iK9 team of Joe Gibbs Racing looks to rebound with a strong performance this weekend as the NASCAR Xfinity Series rolls into New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Lakes Region 200. This time though, he will be doing it with a new, but familiar partner riding along side.
Being born and raised in the deep south of Atlanta, Georgia, Brandon Jones grew up with two main interests in his life: a love for racing and a love for our country. Due to a new sponsorship with the 1st Foundation, he is now able to celebrate both loves on and off the track.
With primary sponsor iK9 donating a portion of space on the No. 19 Toyota Supra, the 1st Foundation will now be carried on the racecar as well. As someone who has a deep affinity and appreciation for the military himself, the pairing between Jones and the 1st Foundation seems like a natural fit. Even in his spare time, Jones often visits military bases to meet with the heroes of this country.
Jones has such a strong passion for the military that had he not pursued a racing career, he firmly believes he would have enlisted himself. He relates the teamwork and precision of military members to traits you need to be a successful NASCAR team.
The pride for our country does not just stop with the driver. It runs throughout the entire No. 19 iK9 team. Randy Fuller, the Senior Media Relations Manager for Joe Gibbs Racing and Brandon Jones, also has a deep tie in with our nation’s military. Fuller is a retired Chief Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force where he served for 25 years from 1979 through 2004.
Appreciation for our country and the people who fight to defend it runs deep throughout the NASCAR community, but none more so than with Brandon Jones and the No. 19 team flying the 1st Foundation colors this weekend in New Hampshire.
Coverage for the Lakes Region 200 is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, July 20th. You can catch Brandon and all the action by turning in for live coverage on PRN, SiriusXM and NBCSN.
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