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Brandonbilt Motorsports

Brandonbilt Motorsports is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The team is owned by Jerry Brown, who is Southern National Motorsports Park's co-owner.[1][2][3] The team currently fields the No. 68 part-time for Brandon Brown, Dillon Bassett, Will Rodgers and the No. 86 full-time for Brandon Brown, Mason Diaz, and Will Rodgers.

Brandonbilt Motorsports
Owner(s)Jerry Brown
BaseFredericksburg, Virginia
SeriesNASCAR Xfinity Series
Race drivers68. Brandon Brown, Dillon Bassett, Will Rodgers
86. Brandon Brown, Mason Diaz, Will Rodgers
Sponsors68. Vero
86. Coastal Carolina, Solid Rock Carriers, The Sign Shop, Vero
ManufacturerChevrolet
Career
DebutXfinity Series:
2016 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 (Richmond)
Latest raceXfinity Series:
2019 Desert Diamond West Valley Casino 200 (Phoenix)
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0

Xfinity SeriesEdit

Car No. 68 historyEdit

On May 20, 2019, the team announced that it would expand to two cars for the Alsco 300 that weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Brandon Brown was announced as driver, and Vero was announced as sponsor. [4] Jeff Stankiewicz was later confirmed as crew chief. Brown ran around 25th for most of the race, but at the end notched a top 20 despite finishing 2 laps down. Dillon Bassett would later drive the No. 68 at New Hampshire, but fail to qualify.

Car No. 68 resultsEdit

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts
2019 Brandon Brown 68 Chevrolet DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT
20
POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN GLN MOH
24
BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM -* -*
Dillon Bassett NHA
DNQ
Will Rodgers IOW
28
Mason Diaz BRI
38

Car No. 86 historyEdit

Brown ran three Xfinity Series races in 2016 with a partnership with GMS Racing.[5] The team finished 29th in its debut race, at Richmond International Raceway. There were a few bumps in the road, such as withdrawing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but improved its finishes in all three of its races, culminating with a 23rd in the season's final race.[6]

On January 2, 2018, it was announced that Brown would return to the No. 86 car for the season-opening PowerShares QQQ 300 as well as a partial schedule in the No. 90 car.[7]

On September 21, 2018, it was announced that Brandonbilt Motorsports would be competing Full-Time in the 2019 Xfinity Series under the rebranding title of BMS. The team later announced it would run the number 86.[7]

On January 3, 2019, it was announced that driver Brandon Brown had taken an Executive Role within the organization, heading the BMS Marketing Program. Brown stated it would not effect his driving duties and he was looking forward to the opportunity.[7]

Car No. 90 historyEdit

On January 5, 2017, it was announced that Brown would attempt to run at least 10 races driving the No. 86 Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, starting with the season opener at Daytona. Adam Brenner was named the crew chief, and Coastal Carolina University was announced to be the primary sponsor for all but one of the races.[8] The team never entered the Daytona race, and Brandonbilt formed a partnership the following week with King Autosport to have Brown's ten races be in the No. 90 and having Mario Gosselin be the listed owner.[9] Brian Henderson drove for the team at Watkins Glen, finishing 33rd.[10]

On January 2, 2018, it was announced that Brown would return to the Xfinity Series and the 90 in 2018, mixing short tracks, intermediate tracks and superspeedways.[7]

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

Truck No. 44 historyEdit

Although not officially part of the team, Brandonbilt announced that it would use the No. 44 of Martins Motorsports for "select races" in the 2017 season.[11] Brown DNQed at Daytona International Speedway and made the race at spring Martinsville race in the No. 44, Brown was scheduled to attempt also Charlotte, Eldora and fall Martinsville race,[12] but the future of the team was in question after Martins moved up to the Xfinity Series and shut down the No. 44 truck.[13] The team abandoned the No. 44 and went back to the No. 86.

Truck No. 86 historyEdit

The team debuted in 2014, running three races.[14] Brown turned in finishes of 25th at Iowa Speedway in his first Truck start,[15] 19th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in his second start,[16] and 24th at Martinsville Speedway in his third.[17] He failed to turn in a lead lap finish, but finished all three races. In 2015, the team ran five races.[18] Brown failed to qualify for four others. An oil line failure caused the team's first failure to finish, in the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.[19] Even with four races where the team did not qualify, Brown improved to a then-best finish of 14th at the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway.[20] In the season's final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Brown's truck stalled after two laps and retired with transmission problems.[21]

The team ran half the schedule in 2016,[22] and Brown finished fourth in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 with funding from NCaseIt Sports Displays.[23] The team failed to finish its first race of the year in the Jacob Companies 200, when suspension troubles hampered the team's efforts.[24] Brown would not crack the top ten for the rest of the season, and finished last at Gateway Motorsports Park.[25] During 2016, Brandonbilt developed an alliance with Mike Harmon Racing, resulting in Tim Viens running one race for the team.[26]

The No. 86 returned to the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2017 but failed to qualify.[27] The team signed Mason Diaz to drive the No. 86 at Martinsville Speedway.[28] Diaz made a splash during qualifying[29] and scored stage points in Stage One before a cut tire ended his hopes of a good run.[30]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jerry Brown Owner Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  2. ^ "Recent news on Brandon Brown - Brandonbilt Motorsports-86-CWT - Rotoworld.com". www.rotoworld.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  3. ^ "Growing Pains for All in the Family". RACE22.com. 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  4. ^ Page, Scott (May 20, 2019). "Brandonbilt Motorsports to run two teams in Charlotte XFINITY race". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  5. ^ Koelle, Christian (2016-08-12). "The Motorsports News Source: Brandon Brown to Make Xfinity Series Debut at Richmond". The Motorsports News Source. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  6. ^ "Driver Brandon Brown 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  7. ^ a b c d "Brandon Brown Set for 10 XFINITY Series Races in 2018". www.frontstretch.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  8. ^ "Brandon Brown Sets 2017 Part-Time NASCAR XFINITY, Trucks Schedule". Frontstretch. 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  9. ^ "Brandon Brown Hoping for Strong Martinsville Run – POPULAR SPEED". www.popularspeed.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  10. ^ "Driver Brian Henderson 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  11. ^ "Brandonbilt Motorsports, Martins Motorsports Combine For Select 2017 Races". Kickin' The Tires. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  12. ^ "Brandonbilt Motorsports, Martins Motorsports Combine For Select 2017 Races". Kickin' The Tires. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  13. ^ "Martins Motorsports Returns to NASCAR XFINITY Series". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  14. ^ "Brandon Brown 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  15. ^ "2014 American Ethanol 200 Presented by Enogen - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  16. ^ "2014 UNOH 175 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  17. ^ "2014 Kroger 200 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  18. ^ "Brandon Brown 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  19. ^ "2015 Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  20. ^ "2015 Lucas Oil 200 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  21. ^ "LASTCAR.info: TRUCKS: Brandon Brown Last At Homestead; Caleb Roark Repeats As LASTCAR Champ". brock.lastcar.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  22. ^ "Brandon Brown 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  23. ^ "Jayski's® NASCAR Silly Season Site - 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Paint Schemes". www.jayski.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  24. ^ "LASTCAR.info: TRUCKS: Austin Wayne Self scores first Truck Series last-place run for #22 since 2009". brock.lastcar.info. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  25. ^ "TRUCKS: Brandon Brown out early during wild night at Gateway". brock.lastcar.info. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  26. ^ "Driver Tim Viens 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  27. ^ "05/19/2017 race: N.C. Education Lottery 200 (Truck) - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  28. ^ "Entry List: Texas Roadhouse 200". www.frontstretch.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  29. ^ "Mason Diaz Impresses In Martinsville Qualifying". Race Chaser Online. 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  30. ^ Fleischman, Noah. "Brentsville's Mason Diaz makes NASCAR truck series debut at Martinsville Speedway". Prince William Times. Retrieved 2018-01-31.

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