Colin Braun — NNS California II Advance

Colin Braun – NNS ADVANCE
Team:        No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford Fusion
Race: 300 – Auto Club Speedway
Crew Chief:        Chad Norris
Chassis:        RK- 374
NEW FACES ON NO. 16 TEAM FOR BRAUN – Last weekend at Kansas Speedway,
Colin Braun was joined by new crew chief Chad Norris and the Roush
Fenway Racing Research and Development crew on the No. 16 Con-way
Freight team.  In their first race together, Braun finished 23rd after
qualifying 30th.  Norris and crew will remain with Braun this weekend at
Auto Club Speedway.

BRAUN AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY – This weekend marks Braun’s second
career Nationwide Series start at the two-mile speedway; his first was
this spring where he qualified and finished 18th.  Additionally, Braun
has made two Camping World Truck Series starts at Auto Club Speedway
with an average start of 6.0 and finish of 14.5. 

COME FLY WITH ME – Since getting his pilot’s license back in 2007,
flying has taken a bit of a backseat for Braun due to his racing career.
However, having some time off, Braun jumped at the chance to get back
up in the air.  In the past two weeks, Braun has gone up in a four-seat
Cessna 172 aircraft nearly a dozen times.  With an instructor present,
Braun plans to fly round-trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Wednesday.
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mark Roush Fenway Racing’s 50th Nationwide Series start at Auto Club
Speedway.  In 49 previous starts, the team has notched six wins, 19
top-fives, 30 top-10s, two pole awards and 724 laps led.  The wins were
tallied by Greg Biffle (3), Mark Martin (1), Carl Edwards (1) and Matt
Kenseth (1). 

CALIFORNIA CHASSIS SELECTION – Crew chief Chad Norris has selected
RK-374 for this weekend’s 300 at Auto Club Speedway.
This car was last raced by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. two weeks ago at Dover
International Speedway where the rookie finished 11th after starting

Braun, on heading to California:
“California is the first repeat track for me this season.  To be
honest, I wasn’t real thrilled with our 18th-place finish there in the
spring, but the positive side of that is that I learned a whole lot
during that race which we can use to our advantage this weekend.  I’m
excited to have Chad [Norris] and the R&D guys back on board the Con-way
Freight team as well.  I think we were able to work really well together
last weekend in Kansas and we will be ready to pick things back up where
we left off when we get out to California.” 

Crew chief Chad Norris, on his second race with Braun:
“I am really looking forward to working with Colin again this weekend
in California. We were able to learn a lot about each other last weekend
and look forward to having a great run at Fontana.  It really is a great
place for younger talent and has a lot of room for racing. I know Colin
learned a lot there in the spring, which we will build off of this
weekend.  The team and I expect great things in our trip out west.”

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