KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 19, 2019) – As tempers flared on pit road, Brandon Jones was all smiles as he won the Kansas Lottery 300, his first win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
“I’ve been a winner in a lot of a different series and this is the biggest one I’ve ever had,” said Jones. “I think it’s even bigger because we have struggled so much this season. They say the first one is the hardest, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come.”
Jones started second and finished in the Top 10 in both stages on the way to the win. On the restart with nine laps to go, Jones held off NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff contenders Tyler Reddick, Chase Briscoe, Michael Annett and Justin Allgaier.
Post-race tempers flared on pit road between playoff contenders Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick as the pressure of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs heats up.
Earlier in the day, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualified for tomorrow’s Hollywood Casino 400 and rookie Daniel Hemric will lead the field to the green. It’s Hemric’s first pole in 24 starts and is now the third driver to win his first series pole at Kansas Speedway. Joining Hemric on the front row will be David Ragan, who will be making his second Top 10 start at Kansas Speedway. Ryan Blaney will roll off third in the Hollywood Casino 400, his sixth Top 10 start at Kansas Speedway.
It’s also elimination Sunday for four drivers as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff field is cut from 12 drivers to eight.
Tickets for the Hollywood Casino 400 are available on www.kansasspeedway.com, by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or at the Kansas Speedway Ticket Booth located at Gate B.
Kansas Speedway, a premier motorsports facility in the Midwest, hosts two NASCAR race weekends a year, in addition to hosting approximately 200 other events throughout the year. Kansas Speedway’s first race weekend of the season is in May with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series under the lights. In the fall, the NASCAR playoffs return in with the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. To purchase tickets, call 866.460.RACE (7223) or log onto www.kansaspeedway.com.
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