BUSCH: P. J. Jones likes Milwaukee Mile

PJ Jones ...

PJ Jones
#19 Yellow/Pameco Chevrolet
The Milwaukee Mile

"Milwaukee will always be a favorite for me," Jones commented. "The track suits my style - wide, flat and fast -- there's plenty of room to really race. The #19 Chevy Monte Carlo will be the fourth different vehicle I've raced at Milwaukee. We'll be taking the car I raced at Loudon and that was a strong car (started 19th, finished 17th), so we expect to have another good run this weekend."

The #19 Yellow/Pameco Team could almost taste victory at Watkins Glen it seemed so close. "A top-ten finish is just what we needed," commented crew chief, George Church. "The positive effect of a good finish is unmatchable. It makes you want the win even more. You know you can't rest on your laurels from the week before, but the energy and desire are at a much more heightened level. If you have the confidence and belief that you can win, it will happen." After finishing ninth at Watkins Glen, PJ Jones advanced seven positions in the driver point standings and owner, David Ridling, advanced five places in overall owner point standings.

"My Dad (Parnelli Jones) was called the 'King of Milwaukee' when he raced here in the 60's," Jones described. "He won nine times - two in Champ cars and seven USAC stock-car races. This is one of the oldest tracks in the country. There's so much history here and I really like getting the chance to race at a place where my Dad is well-remembered. I hope his success at Milwaukee is hereditary so the fans can recall two successful drivers named Jones."

The "Sears DieHard 250" will be broadcast live on CBS and MRN on Sunday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. eastern.

<pre> PJ's Milwaukee Mile Highlights: 1999 CART Started: 14th Finished: 20th 1995 NASCAR Truck Series Started: 10th Finished: 23rd 1991 Indy Lights Started: 3rd Finished: 4th 1990 Indy Lights Started: 5th Finished: 5th 1989 Indy Lights Started: 7th Finished: 9th

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