GMS Racing announced today that 17-year-old driver Brandon Jones will join the organization for the remainder of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. Jones, a former winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (ARCA), will pilot the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado in two NCWTS races this season beginning with the Kroger 200 on October 25 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The Atlanta, Ga native will also make his track debut in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7. Jones’ 2014 campaign will be led by crew chief Shane Huffman.
“I couldn’t be more excited to continue our NCWTS efforts this season with GMS Racing at Martinsville and Phoenix”, Jones said. “The opportunity to start our relationship at a familiar track like Martinsville is a great benefit and I’m incredibly excited to tackle Phoenix for the first time. GMS Racing has had impressive performances this year and I can’t wait to get back on track working with Shane Huffman and the entire organization.”
Jones has made six career NCWTS starts since 2013 with a best finish of fourth at Dover (Del.) International Speedway earlier this year. In addition to his NCWTS efforts in 2014, Jones campaigned full-time in the NKNPSE where the talented driver finished fourth in points and earned a victory at Iowa Speedway in Newton. Jones also competed in three ARCA events and claimed victories at Winchester (IN) Speedway and Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Clermont, IN.
“Everyone at GMS Racing is thrilled to welcome Brandon into the fold of the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado,” said Nic Moncher, General Manager of GMS Racing. “He has shown a great deal of talent this season across every series he has competed in, and we’re looking forward to great performances together at both Martinsville and Phoenix. Brandon has all the tools you like to see in a young driver and he will be a great asset to our Truck Series program.”
The Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway will mark Jones’ third start at the legendary short track and his fourth start of 2014.