BUSCH: Buckshot Jones at IRP

"IRP is one of my favorites and has been a favorite of mine since the first time we raced there. The preferred line is up high right against the wall almost like Darlington, which at times can make it difficult to pass." --Buckshot Jones,...

"IRP is one of my favorites and has been a favorite of mine since the first time we raced there. The preferred line is up high right against the wall almost like Darlington, which at times can make it difficult to pass."


--Buckshot Jones, driver of the No. 00 Cheez-It Chevrolet

Two Years Ago
Buckshot scored his last Busch Series pole at Indianapolis Raceway Park in July 1998. He claimed his only other career pole at Rockingham in October 1996.

"Qualifying is crucial at IRP," Jones said. "If you don't start up front you may get stuck having to put on two tires instead of four during pit stops just to gain track position."

Not Once, But Twice
During last year's Kroger 200 at IRP, Jones was involved in an early race accident which the team was able to overcome and fix. Some late race pit strategy moved Buckshot into 7th with 25 laps to go before some of the leaders lost control in front of Jones. For the second time that night, Jones was caught up in the action. This time the damage was too extensive and Jones was forced to retire from the race on lap 176.

Shopping at Kroger
In support of the IRP race sponsor Kroger, the No. 00 Cheez-It Chevrolet will carry the Kroger logo this weekend on the rear quarter-panel as part of a co-op between Kroger Stores and Cheez-It snack crackers, a brand of Keebler Foods Company.

<pre> Buckshot Jones Cumulative NASCAR Busch Series Record Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings 128 2 13 30 2 $1,625,652

Buckshot Jones- Indianapolis Raceway Park NASCAR Busch Series Results Race ST FIN Earnings 8/6/99 27 33 $12,835 8/6/98 1 3 $18,025 8/1/97 35 7 $8,850 8/2/96 36 9 $4,975 8/4/95 18 29 $2,775

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Buckshot Jones