BUSCH: Buckshot Jones Gateway preview

"I'm looking forward to getting back to Gateway. We tested there earlier this month and had good results, particularly on our set-up for longer runs. I'm a lot more confident about the package we're taking to race this year than I was last...

"I'm looking forward to getting back to Gateway. We tested there earlier this month and had good results, particularly on our set-up for longer runs. I'm a lot more confident about the package we're taking to race this year than I was last year."


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

Back in 1998

Buckshot led the race for 43 laps at Gateway International Raceway and with 25 laps remaining an oil line came loose that relegated Buckshot to a 31st-place finish. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. went on to eventually win the race and the 1998 NASCAR Busch Series Championship.

Last Weekend at Pikes Peak

Buckshot Jones and the Buckshot Racing team experienced there best qualifying effort (12th) since New Hampshire in May, where they qualified second. The team also put together a solid run, finishing 19th. Saturday's finish was the best for Buckshot and company since Charlotte in May (17th).

Plenty of Buckshot Fans in Illinois

Illinois serves as the home state for the two largest sponsors of the Buckshot Racing team. Primary sponsor Cheez-It snack crackers, a brand of Keebler Foods Company, is headquartered in Elmhurst, Ill. Cheez-It has become the number one cheese cracker in America. Associate sponsor Brunswick Indoor Recreation, a division of Brunswick Corporation, is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of bowling products and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill.

<pre> Buckshot Jones- Gateway International Raceway NASCAR Busch Series Results Race ST FIN Earnings 7/31/99 4 40 $19,750 10/17/98 7 31 $16,295 7/26/97 10 25 $16,180

Buckshot Jones Cumulative NASCAR Busch Series Record Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings 127 2 13 30 2 $1,604,652

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Buckshot Jones