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Notes Buckshot Jones will pilot a brand new Chevrolet Monte Carlo this weekend at California Speedway, instead of a Pontiac Grand Prix. Saturday's Auto Club 300 will mark the first time Jones has driven a Chevrolet in Busch Series ...

Notes Buckshot Jones will pilot a brand new Chevrolet Monte Carlo this weekend at California Speedway, instead of a Pontiac Grand Prix. Saturday's Auto Club 300 will mark the first time Jones has driven a Chevrolet in Busch Series competition. Jones did run a Chevrolet in the Winston Cup Series in 1998 when he drove on a limited basis for the Stavola Brothers.

The Buckshot Racing team tested for two days this month at California Speedway in a new Monte Carlo. Although one of the testing days was rained out, the team is confident about the information learned during the test.

The Buckshot Racing team experienced their best finish of the 2000 season at Talladega two weeks ago. Buckshot finished 2nd after leading 17 laps late in the race and jumped 11 places in points from 30th to 19th.

Quotes "The track surface at California is flawless because it's smooth, wide and makes for some great racing. To run well, you need to have a car that handles well through the sweeping corners and a motor that can get you down the straightaway."

"The strong run at Talladega was important for the team all the way around because it helped us in the points, raised our spirits and gave us the momentum we were looking for." --Buckshot Jones, driver of the No. 00 Cheez-It Monte Carlo

"We were really pleased with the testing of our new Monte Carlo at California. Although we didn't quite get to try all of the things we wanted to because of rain, Buckshot still feels pretty comfortable in the car and everybody is looking forward to California." --Sandy Jones, crew chief of the No. 00 Cheez-It Monte Carlo

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Buckshot Jones Cumulative NASCAR Busch Series Record Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings 115 2 13 29 2 $1,590,698

Buckshot Jones- California Speedway NASCAR Busch Series Results Race ST FIN Earnings 7/19/98 5 11 $17,975 10/19/97 16 40 $14,000

Buckshot Jones 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Results Date Race ST FIN Earnings 2/19/00 Daytona International Speedway 4 8 $33,900 2/26/00 North Carolina Speedway 31 38 $10,750 3/4/00 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 24 24 $18,090 3/11/00 Atlanta Motor Speedway 42 36 $8,825 3/18/00 Darlington Raceway 43 25 $11,255 3/25/00 Bristol Motor Speedway 21 34 $8,715 4/1/00 Texas Motor Speedway 42 26 $17,500 4/8/00 Nashville Speedway USA 23 38 $9,075 4/15/00 Talladega Superspeedway 30 2 $38,025

Totals:         Starts   Top 5  Top 10   Poles   Earnings
                9        1      1        0       $156,135

Race Information Saturday, April 29, 2000 Auto Club 300 California Speedway Track Size: 2.0 miles Laps: 150 TV: ESPN (live)- 3:00 PM EST Radio: MRN- 3:00 PM EST

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Buckshot Jones