NASCAR Xfinity: Blake Jones makes Xfinity debut at Kentucky
By AMANDA VINCENT
Race car driver Blake Jones plans to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Saturday night in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com
300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. He’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 15 B.J. McLeod Motorsports Chevrolet, according to a release from the race team on Monday.
“First of all, I’d like to thank God for all in my life that he’s made possible, my family and my faith,” Jones said. “My faith is the only thing that has kept me going through the trials of racing. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I want to thank Global Building Contractors for coming aboard and making this opportunity possible.”
Jones has made sporadic starts in the ARCA Racing Series the last couple of years. In all, he has seven-career ARCA starts, including one that resulted in a win last year at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
He also has three NASCAR K&N Series starts to his credit.
Jones’ racing championship titles include Tennessee State Bandolero, Tennessee State Legends, Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Winter Heat and Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday Thunder. He also is a Lonesome Pine (Va.) Raceway track champion and a karting champion.
“I think my experience will be the biggest thing going for me,” Jones said. “I’ve always loved new challenges, and this one should be no different. In every division that I’ve ever ran, we were capable of winning, but in this race, I just have to be patient and take what the track and car gives me, stay out of trouble, and bring the car home in one piece. Finishing the race will be mission accomplished.”