BUSCH: Buckshot Jones Atlanta Preview

"Coming home to race is always something I look forward to doing. I wouldn't say that this race is more important to us than any other race during the season, but we probably put a little extra pressure on ourselves to do well in front of the...

"Coming home to race is always something I look forward to doing. I wouldn't say that this race is more important to us than any other race during the season, but we probably put a little extra pressure on ourselves to do well in front of the hometown crowd." --- Buckshot Jones, driver of the No.00 Bayer Aspirin / Alka-Seltzer Pontiac

Buckshot Jones Atlanta Motor Speedway Notes & Busch Series Results

Date ST Fin LC/TL Status $Won 3/8/97 16 4 197/197 Running $20,180

Equipment: Jones will be driving the No. 00 Bayer Aspirin / Alka-Seltzer Pontiac that he finished fifth with at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October.

Local Appearance: Jones will be making an appearance on SportsTalk Plus on Henry News Channel 10 Charter Communication Cable System on Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Damon's in Stockbridge, Ga. Live audience members are welcome.

Winston Cup Debut Anniversary: Jones made his NASCAR Winston Cup Series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NAPA 500 in November of 1997. Jones will be moving to the Winston Cup Series full-time in 1999.

Buckshot's Hometown Facts:

Favorite place to go in Georgia: Family farm in Monticello, Ga. to hunt, fish, ride four wheelers.

Favorite Food: Buckshot loves to come home and when he does, he loves to eat his mother's homemade recipe for lemon pound cake.

Favorite School: Buckshot graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Business Management.

Hometown Celebration: Buckshot will be returning home on December 19, 1998 to marry his financee Jina Cadena, who grew up with him in the Atlanta area.

Buckshot Jones Career NASCAR Busch Series Results

Year Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10 $Won 1998 29 1 1 5 8 $367,555 1997 30 0 0 5 14 $446,637 1996 18 1 1 1 2 $105,330 1995 9 0 0 0 1 $ 35,445 TOTALS 86 2 2 11 25 $954,967

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