2016 Season in Review: Brandon Jones

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Brandon Jones

CREW CHIEF: Mike Hillman Jr.

TEAM: Richard Childress Racing

POINTS: 10th

WINS: 0

LAPS LED: 36 (career-high)

TOP 5s: 0

TOP 10s: 12 (career-high)

POLES: 0

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Jones qualified for the inaugural Chase in his rookie Xfinity Series season. Went on to finish top 10 in points … Improved his laps led as well as average finish from the five starts he made in 2015 … Earned a career-high 12 top-10 finishes and did not record a single DNF. Also completed 99 percent of the laps on the season.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Failed to earn a win or a top-five finish in 2016 … Jones did not advance out of the first round of Chase after falling into a deficit after crashing in the first race at Kentucky Speedway … finished third in Rookie of the Year points.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017: Jones will return for a sophomore season at RCR where he’ll seek his second Chase appearance and first career win.