STATESVILLE, N.C. — official team release – Geoff Burke/Getty Images photo –
Brandon Jones will drive GMS Racing’s No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for 16 races during the 2015 season.
Jones joins Spencer Gallagher as part of the driver lineup for GMS Racing this year.
Jones’ season with the Statesville, N.C., team kicks off at Martinsville Speedway in March with veteran crew chief Shane Huffman calling the shots for No. 33 Chevrolet team. The duo previously worked together last season.
“I’m happy to be back with GMS Racing for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season,” Jones said. “We ran well in my two previous starts with the team, and GMS Racing had strong runs throughout the 2014 season.
“Having the opportunity to run with GMS Racing is an awesome opportunity. I cannot wait to continue my development with the team.”
The Atlanta, Ga., native made his debut with GMS Racing in October 2014, driving the No. 33 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway. In his second start with GMS Racing, Jones led the three-truck contingent with a 12th-place finish at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.
“To be able to bring Brandon Jones on is just a thrill, and we are very excited for what he brings to our driver lineup,” Nic Moncher, GMS Racing team manager, said. “We look forward to watching his development in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season as he embarks on the next step in his career.”
Jones made five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts in 2014 and posted his career-best finish of fourth at Dover Int’l Speedway. Aside from his truck racing duties last season, Jones competed full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, capturing his first series victory at Iowa Speedway and finished the season fourth in the championship point standings on the strength of 11 top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.
In addition, Jones made three ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts in 2014. In his first two consecutive series starts, Jones was victorious at Winchester Speedway and Lucas Oil Speedway. In his third start in the series, Jones finished third at Madison (Wis.) Int’l Speedway.
Jones will also contest a limited schedule in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this year with Richard Childress Racing.
CREDIT: GMS Racing Release