JR Motorsports announces the replacement for Noah Gragson
Noah Gragson currently drives the No. 9 for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. For 2023, Gragson makes the to the NASCAR Cup Series with Petty GMS Racing.
On Wednesday, JRM announced that Brandon Jones will be piloting the No. 9 Xfinity car in 2023. Jones makes the move from the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Xfinity car.
“Brandon’s been a tough competitor over the years, and he’s a talented addition to JR Motorsports,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, JRM co-owner and general manager in a team release. “He’s a series veteran that brings a lot of experience, and we’re going to see big things from Brandon and the 9 team in 2023.”
Between 2015-2018, Jones raced in a Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing’s Xfinity program. This marks his return to Chevy from Toyota.
“To watch how competitive JRM has been over the years is really impressive,” Jones said in the release. “They’re a threat to win every week, and one of the premier teams in our series. I’m so thankful to Dale (Earnhardt Jr.), Kelley and Mr. Hendrick for allowing me to be part of it.”
“Reuniting with Chevrolet again is awesome, too. They were a big part of my career early on, and I’m looking forward to building on those relationships and driving a Camaro in 2023.”
Jones has run 228 Xfinity races over 8 seasons. He’s collected five wins along the way and 97 top-10s.