"It's been a year full of ups and downs for our team and we want to end the season with some strong finishes. We finished fifth last weekend in Atlanta and I know we would like...
"It's been a year full of ups and downs for our team and we want to end the season with some strong finishes. We finished fifth last weekend in Atlanta and I know we would like to continue through this weekend running just as well and hopefully get one more win in before the season is over." --- Buckshot Jones, driver of the No.00 Bayer Aspirin / Alka-Seltzer Pontiac
Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex Notes & Busch Series Results
Date ST Fin LC/TL Status $Won 1995 22 37 80/200 Accident $ 7,400 1997 31 26 197/200 Running $13,015
Equipment: Jones will be driving the No. 00 Bayer Aspirin / Alka-Seltzer Pontiac that he led 42 laps with at Gateway International Raceway before discovering that an oil line had come loose.
Local Appearance: Jones will be appearing at the Winn Dixie, located at 12141 Pembroke Road in Pembroke, Fla., from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 1998 to sign autographs.
1997 Race Recap: The Buckshot Racing team struggled the weekend of the 1997 Jiffy Lube Miami 300 getting the car set up for qualifying and the race. Jones ended up having to take a provisional to start the race. On lap three, Jones was involved in an accident with several other cars and sustained damage to the sheet metal on the front of the car. The rest of the afternoon was a battle to complete the race and hold onto their position in the point standings. The sheet metal on the hood of the car was becoming more and more unstable as the race continued, so the No. 00 pitted and the team drilled rivets in the hood to secure it in place. Jones was able to move up a few more positions and completed the race in 26th position.
Some of Buckshot's Off Season Plans: 1. Buckshot is going to marry his fiancee' Jina on December 19, 1998 in Atlanta, Ga. 2. Deer hunting on the family farm in Monticello, Ga., and in Texas. 3. Moving into his newly built Winston Cup shop located on Jones Road in Spartanburg, S.C.