Georgia On My Mind: Sieg and Jones are amped to compete at their home track

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Two drivers from Georgia entered in this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the EchoPark 250 (4:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), are extra revved-up about racing at their home track, Atlanta Motor Speedway – RSS Racing’s Ryan Sieg from Tucker and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brandon Jones from Atlanta.

The 32-year-old driver Ryan Sieg and his family-owned organization, RSS Racing, are based in Tucker, Georgia, Sieg’s hometown. The team is run by Ryan’s father, Rod Sieg, and the duo have competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2013 when they made their series debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This season Sieg is having a career-best start to the season, in seven races he has gathered two top fives, four top 10s and an average finish of 11.1.

“It definitely makes you feel good to get some top fives early in the season,” said Sieg. “We’re super excited to get to Atlanta and race there.”

Sieg heads to Georgia this weekend ninth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver standings, 85 points back from Chase Briscoe in the standings lead. Sieg has made six series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway posting a best finish of 11th in last season’s race. 

Atlanta’s own Brandon Jones of Joe Gibbs Racing, much like Sieg, is having a career best start to his season posting a win, three top fives, four top 10s, one pole and an average finish of 13.0. Not to mention, he won at Phoenix by out-racing arguably one of the best to ever compete in the series, his JGR teammate Kyle Busch.

Jones has made four series starts at Atlanta posting an average finish of 11.5; including his career best finish of fourth at the track last season.

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