Brandon Jones will join JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series in 2023, the team announced Wednesday morning.
The 25-year-old Jones will drive the No. 9 car at JR Motorsports. He replaces Noah Gragson, who will drive for Petty GMS in the Cup Series in 2023.
Jones, who has been at Joe Gibbs Racing since 2018, has five career Xfinity Series wins, including a victory this season at Martinsville Speedway.
“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 statement. “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.”
Jones said in a statement: “To watch how competitive JRM has been over the years is really impressive. 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.”
Sponsorship and Jones’ crew chief will be announced later.
Excited to be with @JRMotorsports and back with @TeamChevy in 2023. With this new opportunity I hope to keep competing for wins each week and continue to run for the championship. pic.twitter.com/i7wBxahP5b
— Brandon Jones (@BrandonJonesRac) September 14, 2022