Jones takes late result in win Sports activities Clips Haircuts VFW 200 in Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. (September 5, 2020) – In one of many extra dramatic races of the NASCAR season, Brandon Jones, driver of the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, handed Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain with two laps remaining to seize the checkered flag in dramatic trend within the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR Xfinity Collection race at Darlington Raceway (Darlington). The race was the kickoff to the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR on the monitor Too Robust To Tame.
“That is what’s a lot enjoyable about this monitor,” stated Jones. “It is a powerful place to get round. You noticed them actually racing exhausting, and I knew I used to be catching them. We knew we have been going to have to tug that large slider and that’s what it’s important to do generally to clear them. All-in-all, we had the Robert Huffman paint scheme. That is so large for Toyota. Myself, oh my gosh, this place is big on so many ranges on Southern 500 weekend.”
Over the ultimate laps of the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, Hamlin, driver of the No. 54 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing, competed in an in depth battled for the lead till they obtained tangled in Flip 4 on the second-to-last lap. Jones took benefit as Hamlin and Chastain made contact to go low in Flip 4 and go the race leaders to take the lead earlier than the white flag. Jones pulled away to win the race by 3.363 seconds.
“He (Chastain) was operating his line and I used to be operating my line. I assumed I had an incredible race going there,” stated Hamlin. “I noticed a chance there to clear, however as soon as I did, I simply carried somewhat an excessive amount of pace there going into three. Clearly, he (Chastain) obtained at the back of us and it allowed the 19 (Jones) to catch as much as each of us, with each of battling like that. It was enjoyable, it simply didn’t work out.”
“We’re all preventing a variety of issues, however to go up in opposition to a man like Denny Hamlin, a future Cup champion. To go all the best way to the top with him, I’m simply happy with this group,” stated Chastain. “I’m actually happy with my group to return again after the primary race at Darlington earlier this 12 months and produce the form of automotive we did.”
“After I made the go, I seemed within the mirror and I couldn’t see anybody anymore. I knew at that time,” stated Jones. “I by no means say something till it’s over, as a result of I’ve been part of a variety of issues occurring to us that has taken some wins from us. I knew that if nothing occurred that we have been going to be simply tremendous and win the race…I’ve received a variety of actually enjoyable races this 12 months. That is up there with top-of-the-line thus far.”
Jones led the final two of the 147 laps within the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200. It was his first Xfinity Collection victory and third top-10 end in seven races on the monitor Too Robust To Tame. On the season, it was his third win and 12th top-10 end in addition to his fourth profession Xfinity Collection checkered flag.
Chastain held on for second for his third top-10 end on the Girl in Black. It was his 20th top-10 end of the Xfinity Collection season. Ryan Sieg, driver of the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro for RSS Racing, completed third, posting his second top-10 end in 9 races at Darlington.
Riley Herbst, driver of the No. 18 Toyota Camry for the Joe Gibbs Racing, was the highest-finishing rookie in fourth. Hamlin, competing in his first Xfinity Collection begin of the season, completed in fifth. With Harrison Burton, driver of the No. 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing, in sixth, Toyota Racing completed 4 Toyota Camrys within the top-six.
Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 98 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing, led a race-high 55 laps, however spun out because the chief to carry a warning with 30 laps remaining. Briscoe, who outdueled Kyle Busch throughout the Toyota 200 on the Girl in Black in Could, completed his day in 11th.
As with most races since NASCAR’s return, the occasion was held with out apply or qualifying.
Darlington Raceway 2020 Season
The Custom Continues as Darlington’s award-winning throwback weekend celebrates “NASCAR’s Champions…Previous, Current and Future” and “New Traditions…First Race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Collection Playoffs” on Labor Day Weekend. To study extra in regards to the historical past of the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR at Darlington, click on here.
The 71st operating of the Cook dinner Out Southern 500® will begin the Cup Playoffs for the primary time on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 6:00 p.m. Previous to the Cook dinner Out Southern 500®, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Collection will return to the monitor Too Robust To Tame for the South Carolina Schooling Lottery 200 at 2 p.m. The Gander Vehicles final competed at Darlington from 2001-04 and 2010-11.
Each NASCAR races can be televised nationally with the Cup Collection race on NBCSN and Gander Vehicles on FS1. The races can even air on MRN and its community of nationwide associates, along with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.