Buckshot Jones

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Buckshot Jones
Born (1970-07-23) July 23, 1970 (age 47)
Monticello, Georgia, U.S.
Awards 1998 NASCAR Busch Series Most Popular Driver
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
56 races run over 7 years
Best finish 41st (2001)
First race 1997 NAPA 500 (Atlanta)
Last race 2003 EA Sports 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
147 races run over 8 years
Best finish 7th (1997)
First race 1995 Sears Auto Center 250 (Milwaukee)
Last race 2004 Meijer 300 (Kentucky)
First win 1996 Sears Auto Center 250 (Milwaukee)
Last win 1998 Gumout Long Life Formula 200 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 33 3
Statistics current as of November 24, 2012.

Roy "Buckshot" Jones (born July 23, 1970) is an American racing driver who has competed in NASCAR and sprint cars. He most recently ran in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series.

Life and career[edit]

Jones' 1998 Winston Cup car

Jones earned the nickname "Buckshot" from his grandfather after he ran into a table and showed no signs of pain or agony.[1] His racing career began as a hobby during his studies at the University of Georgia, where he earned a business degree. Jones originally wanted to race motocross, but his dad suggested stock cars since they were safer.

After his sixth race Jones went out to dinner with his father, where he told him that he wanted to be a NASCAR champion. He and his father then developed a six-year plan that would allow Jones to move up the ladder and begin to fulfill his dream.

In 1995, Jones moved to the NASCAR Busch Series with his own team called Buckshot Racing. After a disappointing rookie campaign where his best finish was a ninth at South Boston Speedway, Jones hired Ricky Pearson, son of the legendary David Pearson, as his crew chief. Jones won two races over the next three years, winning the Most Popular Driver award in 1998. In 1999, after marrying his longtime girlfriend Jina, he made the jump to Winston Cup driving the No. 00 Pontiac, with Ricky's brother Larry Pearson taking over his Busch ride. Crown Fiber Communications was the major sponsor of the car. Jones failed to qualify several times in his rookie year, including the first two races of the season. On the occasions in which he did make the field, a DNF was the typical result. After nine starts, he decided to end his bid for Rookie of the Year and returned to the Busch Series. During his Busch campaign of 2000, he had one pole, three top-tens, and finished 21st in points.

In 2001 he returned to the Cup Series, driving the No. 44 Georgia-Pacific-sponsored Dodge Intrepid for Petty Enterprises. Unfortunately, the results were only slightly better than his previous races and he was fired midway through the 2002 season.

Buckshot has since sold his team and temporarily retired from racing. He last appeared in a NASCAR sanctioned race in 2004, when he ran two Busch Series events. He currently works in land development and real estate in Gwinnett County, GA. He returned to auto racing in the Snowball Derby in December 2006 but finished last after being caught in an early accident. In 2007, he returned to racing to drive the No. 00 Chevrolet for DMT Motorsports in the Southern Division of the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, but re-retired at the end of the season. In 2015, Jones raced in the third division of the Whelen Modified Tour.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team 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 34 35 36 NWCC Pts
1997 Buckshot Racing 00 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR SON TAL CLT DOV POC MCH CAL DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO ATL
43
70th 34
1998 Stavola Brothers Racing 8 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV
8
RCH
DNQ
MCH 52nd 458
Buckshot Racing 00 Pontiac POC
DNQ
SON NHA POC
Stavola Brothers Racing Chevy IND
27
GLN MCH
27
BRI NHA
DNQ
DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV
42
MAR CLT TAL
16
DAY PHO CAR ATL
1999 Buckshot Racing Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
LVS
29
ATL
37
DAR
34
TEX
35
BRI
39
MAR
DNQ
TAL
21
CAL
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
CLT
29
DOV
DNQ
MCH
DNQ
POC SON DAY
41
NHA POC IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR ATL
26
45th 676
No Fear Racing 14 Ford CLT
DNQ
Eel River Racing 30 Pontiac TAL
27
CAR PHO HOM
2000 Buckshot Racing 00 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL
37
68th 52
2001 Petty Enterprises 44 Dodge DAY
29
CAR
35
LVS
36
ATL
19
DAR
41
BRI
33
TEX
33
MAR
38
TAL
16
CAL
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
CLT
27
DOV
26
MCH
36
POC
42
SON
36
DAY
DNQ
CHI
38
NHA
24
POC
39
IND
36
GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI
43
DAR
35
RCH
37
DOV
38
KAN
31
CLT
DNQ
MAR
30
TAL
28
PHO
16
CAR
38
HOM
34
ATL
33
NHA
41
41st 1939
2002 DAY
DNQ
CAR
41
LVS
23
ATL
12
DAR
19
BRI
40
TEX
26
MAR
33
TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR 49th 559
Michael Waltrip Racing 00 Chevy ATL
DNQ
CAR PHO HOM
2003 Phoenix Racing 09 Dodge DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY
17
CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV 62nd 160
Michael Waltrip Racing 00 Chevy TAL
40
KAN CLT MAR ATL
DNQ
PHO CAR HOM
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1999 Buckshot Racing Pontiac DNQ
2001 Petty Enterprises Dodge 29 29
2002 DNQ

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team 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 34 NBSC Pts
1993 DAY CAR RCH DAR BRI HCY ROU MAR NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL IRP MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV ROU CLT MAR
DNQ
CAR HCY
DNQ
ATL NA -
1995 Buckshot Racing 00 Ford DAY CAR RCH
DNQ
ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB
DNQ
GLN MLW
34
TAL SBO
9
IRP
29
MCH
16
BRI
23
RCH
12
DOV
11
CLT
DNQ
CAR HOM
37
41st 833
Chevy DAR
41
1996 Ford DAY
DNQ
CAR
37
RCH
19
ATL
18
NSV
DNQ
DAR
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
HCY
24
NZH
21
CLT
DNQ
DOV
21
SBO
23
MYB
13
GLN
29
MLW
1
NHA
21
TAL
DNQ
IRP
9
MCH
27
BRI
24
DAR
34
RCH
33
DOV
19
CLT
27
HOM
DNQ
25th 1708
Pontiac CAR
37
1997 DAY
12
CAR
13
RCH
13
ATL
4
LVS
39
DAR
6
HCY
14
TEX
7
BRI
10
NSV
10
TAL
38
NHA
41
NZH
9
CLT
6
DOV
17
SBO
3
GLN
20
MLW
4
MYB
10
GTY
25
IRP
7
MCH
5
BRI
26
DAR
32
RCH
6
DOV
23
CAL
40
CAR
15
HOM
26
7th 3437
Ford CLT
10
1998 Pontiac DAY
4
CAR
15
LVS
8
NSV
13
DAR
14
BRI
28*
TEX
28
HCY
12
TAL
4
NHA
1
NZH
33
CLT
29
DOV
19
RCH
30
PPR
18
GLN
29
MLW
7
MYB
15
CAL
11
SBO
17
IRP
3
MCH
14
BRI
8
DAR
42
RCH
36
DOV
41
CLT
5
GTY
31
CAR
35
ATL
5
HOM
16
9th 3453
1999 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV
12
BRI TAL CAL NHA
16
RCH NZH CLT DOV
22
SBO GLN
19
MLW
16
MYB
23
PPR
39
GTY
40
IRP
33
MCH
11
BRI
35
DAR
11
RCH
26
DOV
10
CLT
11
CAR
18
MEM
36
PHO
10
HOM
17
28th 1889
2000 DAY
8
CAR
38
LVS
24
ATL
36
DAR
25
BRI
34
TEX
26
NSV
38
TAL
2
MYB
31
GLN
20
21st 2952
Chevy CAL
23
RCH
26
NHA
19
CLT
17
DOV
23
SBO
33
MLW
40
NZH
25
PPR
19
GTY
20
IRP
29
MCH
40
BRI
27
DAR
20
RCH
26
DOV
6
CLT
26
CAR
17
MEM
11
PHO
25
HOM
16
2001 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV
18
KEN MLW GLN CHI
7
GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN
8
CLT
13
MEM PHO CAR
19
HOM
18
48th 736
2004 Phoenix Racing 1 Dodge DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH
29
KEN
38
MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 107th 125

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buckshot Jones Takes Aim at Indy". Motorsport.com. July 1, 1998. Retrieved July 23, 2017. 

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