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Jones earns first K&N Pro Series win

Brandon Jones celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the K&N Pro Series Autolite Iridium XP 150 Friday night at Iowa Speedway. The win was Jones' first career K&N Pro Series victory.
Brandon Jones celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the K&N Pro Series Autolite Iridium XP 150 Friday night at Iowa Speedway. The win was Jones' first career K&N Pro Series victory.

Brandon Jones held off a late charge from Kenzie Ruston in the closing laps to win the K&N Pro Series Autolite Iridium XP 150 Friday night at Iowa Speedway.

Jones wound up the ultimate beneficiary of a miscue on lap 140 by Cole Custer, who had been leading the majority of the second half of the race until he came out of turn two too high and had to slow down to prevent hitting the wall. Jones took the lead two laps later after Sergio Pena briefly led the pack.

Ruston, whose second-place finish is the highest by a female driver on the K&N Pro Series, couldn't get any closer than a few car lengths to Jones when she did so with about six laps to go.

The win was Jones' first in 19 career K&N Pro Series starts.

"These cars are so hard to win in and it was extremely hard to pass all night," he said. "To get a win on one of the bigger tracks, it's pretty cool."

Check Monday's paper for more coverage of the Autolite Iridium XP 150.

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