BUSCH: Buckshot Jones Darlington Preview

Darlington, S.C. - The name Buckshot Jones has been synonymous with competitive NASCAR Busch Series racing over the last five seasons. In his first 99 starts, Jones has proven that he is a fierce competitor and has what it takes to be a ...

Darlington, S.C. - The name Buckshot Jones has been synonymous with competitive NASCAR Busch Series racing over the last five seasons. In his first 99 starts, Jones has proven that he is a fierce competitor and has what it takes to be a successful driver. Jones' accomplishments have made him one of NASCAR's most recognizable names. His career experienced a big boost when Jones scored his first victory at the age of 25, after starting only 18 Busch Series races. Since that day, he has added a second victory, two poles and a total of 12 top fives and 26 top-10 finishes. "The main focus throughout my career has been to drive smart and consistent," said Jones. "Throughout the last five years I've also learned that patience is a big key to being successful. I'm very excited about making my 100th Busch start this weekend. Hopefully, I can take what I've learned in the first 99 starts and finish this race in victory lane."

Jones and the No.00 Cheez-It® team will be put to the test at Darlington Raceway on Saturday. Not only will Jones reach a career milestone by making his 100th start this weekend, but crew chief Ricky Pearson will also be competing on his hometown track. Darlington Raceway is located close to the Buckshot Racing shop in Spartanburg, S.C. Pearson's father, Winston Cup legend David Pearson, dominated the track titled "too tough to tame" by capturing 12 poles and winning 10 races. Now Ricky Pearson hopes to help Jones reach victory lane in Darlington. "We put pressure on ourselves to do our best at any track, but my father's success at Darlington is always in the back of my mind," said Pearson. "I enjoy taking what I've learned from my father and teaching it to a young driver like Buckshot. He has the qualities that will help him attain success in this sport." With the proven track record of Buckshot Jones and Ricky Pearson, their hopes of turning their 100th start into a winning finish can become a reality.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Buckshot Jones , David Pearson