Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Brandon Jones Set For Truck Series Debut

Turner Scott Motorsports' NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Brandon Jones will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the No. 33 Katy Spring Chevrolet Silverado at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The 16-year-old Jones participates in the UARA-Stars series full time for Turner Scott and is currently fifth in the point standings with seven Top-10 finishes. He has also four starts in the K&N Pro Series East for the team, with a Top-10 finish at Iowa Speedway in June.
"I can't thank Turner Scott Motorsports and Katy Spring enough for this opportunity to get into one of their trucks at Bristol," said Jones. "Bristol can be a tough track, so I'm happy that my team and I ran the K&N race there earlier this year. We were also able to test at Gresham earlier this week and I feel like that really help me understand the truck. I have set some realistic goals for this race and I feel my Katy Spring's team and I are prepared to meet those goals."
Jones will bring his NKNPSE Director of Competition Mike Greci to call the race at the UNOH 200.
"For the short time that Brandon has been running for us at Turner Scott Motorsports, you can really see how much he has matured," said Steve Turner, co-owner of Turner Scott Motorsports. "I think the best thing for Brandon right now is to get some seat time. I feel that he is ready to take this step and I am confident that he will learn a lot with the crew that we have assembled for him."


  1. Did they check this kids ID? He looks like a boy that goes to middle school with my grandson.

    I understand a need for a youth movement in the sport but shouldn't they be old enough to legally responsible for themselves before being able to compete in the Upper levels of any form of auto racing.

    The minimum age should have remained 18 in all 3 of the top NASCAR series. This rule altered the career path of other successful drivers like Kyle Busch, it did not kill his career.

    A certain level of maturity is needed to not endanger yourself, your fellow competitors, track workers, and the fans in the stands when competing in motorsports.

    It seems there is a race of sorts in the driver development programs to produce a driver closest to the actual age of 16 years 0 months and 0 days that might win and put that driver in a NCWTS Truck.

    Is TSM trying to keep up with KBM and the other Jones or just 1 up or in the case of driver age down them?

  2. Anonymous7:19 PM

    TMS is making payroll off this kid, plain and simple.

    This kid hasn't proven himself in any kind of four wheel vehicle and NASCAR approves him for Bristol??? It's all about the Benjamins folks, all about the Benjamins.....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    All the folks at TMS that are happy for him are just hypocrites, complain cuz none of the talented poor kids can get a ride but make a living off kids like this.....boy us NASCAR fans are so lucky.