Talladega Buckshot Jones Preview

"Since we only run on the big tracks a couple of times a year, I really enjoy competing on superspeedways. The biggest thing I want to get out of this race is more drafting experience. I've competed on superspeedways in our Busch car several...

"Since we only run on the big tracks a couple of times a year, I really enjoy competing on superspeedways. The biggest thing I want to get out of this race is more drafting experience. I've competed on superspeedways in our Busch car several times and I've run a Winston Cup car three times on superspeedways. These are tough tracks to earn respect on and you need partners out there to help you get to the front. I'm hoping for a strong race and I hope to run up front." - Buckshot Jones, driver of the No.30 Jimmy Dean Pontiac Grand Prix

Jones to Drive the No.30 Jimmy Dean Pontiac Grand Prix

Buckshot Jones will be piloting the No.30 Jimmy Dean Pontiac this weekend when he attempts to make his third career Winston Cup start at Talladega Superspeedway. Jones has posted impressive runs in his previous two Talladega Superspeedway starts. In October 1998, he started the Winston 500 in 11th position and finished 16th. In April of this year, Jones recorded the fastest second round qualifying time to start 26th and finish 21st.

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Jones produced several Public Service Announcements this week to promote National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month in December. The announcements were taped on October 11 for the Department of Health and Environmental Control and Emergency Medical Services Youth Highway Safety Campaign along with Greenville Technical College and the South Carolina EMS. The PSAs will run in December throughout South Carolina.

Jimmy Dean / Pontiac Sweepstakes

In the infield media center on Friday, October 15 at 10:30a.m., Buckshot Jones will draw the winners of the Jimmy Dean/Pontiac Sweepstakes at a press conference including Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart. The Sweepstakes is a tie-in between Firebird's 30th anniversary, Pontiac Racing and Jimmy Dean's 30th anniversary.

Buckshot Jones / NASCAR Winston Cup Results Talladega Superspeedway

Date ST FIN LC/TL Status $Won 10/11/98 11 16 187/188 Running $28,775 04/25/99 26 21 188/188 Running $33,345

Buckshot Jones Cummulative NASCAR Winston Cup Results

Starts Top 5 Top 10 Poles Winnings 14 0 0 0 $436,400

Buckshot Jones 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

Date Location ST FIN LC/TL Status $Won 02/14/99 Daytona, Fla. --- --- --- --- DNQ 02/20/99 Rockingham, N.C. --- --- --- --- DNQ 03/07/99 Las Vegas, Nev. 35 29 262/267 Running $48,600 03/14/99 Atlanta, Ga. 7 37 248/325 Driver $22,880 Fatigue 03/21/99 Darlington, S.C. 32 34 162/164 Running $20,215 03/28/99 Fort Worth, Texas 31 35 252/334 Vibration $40,975 04/11/99 Bristol, Tenn. 36 39 406/500 Running $25,240 04/18/99 Martinsville, Va. --- --- --- --- DNQ 04/25/99 Talladega, Ala. 26 21 188/188 Running $33,345 05/03/99 Fontana, Calif. --- --- --- --- DNQ 05/15/99 Richmond, Va. --- --- --- --- DNQ 05/30/99 Charlotte, N.C. 18 29 393/400 Running $30,585 06/06/99 Dover, Del --- --- --- --- DNQ 06/13/99 Brooklyn, Mich. --- --- --- --- DNQ 07/03/99 Daytona, Fla. 23 41 110/160 Radiator $31,250 08/07/99 Indianapolis, Ind. --- --- --- --- DNQ 1999 Totals: Poles Wins Top 5s Top 10s LC/TL $Won 0 0 0 0 1,628/1,938(84%) $253,090

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Buckshot Jones