No. 20 Hisense USA Toyota Camry News and Notes:
· JONES AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL: Piloting the No. 20 Hisense USA Toyota Camry, Erik Jones will make his second-career start at Watkins Glen International looking to improve upon his lone start at the track last season. In 2016 for his first start at the road course, Jones started the race from the 13th position and finished 12th.
· JGR AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 33 total starts at Watkins Glen International in NXS competition with 12 top-five finishes and 16 top-10 finishes. The team has led 97 laps, completed 2,617 of 2,717 attempted laps (96.3%) and earned an average start of 12.3 and an average finish of 13.4. Still looking for its first XFINITY Series win at the New York road course, JGR will have three opportunities this weekend with Jones in the No. 20 Hisense USA Toyota Camry, Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Camry and Matt Tifft in the No. 19 Camry.
· RACE INFO: The Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International is scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Erik Jones: “I’m looking forward to getting back to Watkins Glen in the XFINITY Series with the 20 team and Hisense. It’s going to be good preparation for me in the Cup car and just being on track that extra amount of time will be good. All the road course experience I can get is always helpful. I’m just excited to go back there and hopefully improve on what we had there last year. Last year we ended up getting better and better throughout the weekend, so hopefully we can fire off a little bit faster right off the truck and be able to work on our car more and get it better and better, and hopefully learn a little bit for the Cup race as well.”
About Hisense USA Corporation and Hisense Company, Ltd.
Hisense USA Corporation is a subsidiary of the Hisense Company, Ltd., established in 1969 and headquartered in Qingdao, China. Hisense USA Corporation offers an innovative range of technology products that disrupt the consumer electronics industry, challenge the competition and provide significant value to consumers. Manufactured and distributed across North America, Hisense USA Corporation’s product portfolio includes televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, beverage coolers and freezers.
Hisense Company Ltd. is a multinational consumer technology manufacturer and one of the largest television brands in the world and the #1 TV share position in China for 14 consecutive years. The Company is committed to advancing the consumer technology industry across North America and has dedicated R&D centers in Atlanta, Georgia; San Jose, California; and Toronto, Canada to enable localized product development and innovation.
Hisense products are available globally in over 130 countries and regions, supplied from production facilities in China, Mexico, South Africa and Czech Republic. Hisense has sales offices across North America, Europe, Australia, Middle East, and Southeastern Asia.