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Colin Braun Back In No. 16

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, June 9 2010

Colin Braun back behind the wheel.

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Colin Braun will make his return to the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford this weekend at Kentucky Speedway after giving way to new teammate Brian Ickler for two races.

This is Braun’s first time back in the car after a 10th-place finish at Dover International Speedway three weeks ago, his highest finish of the season. Last weekend, Braun practiced the No. 98 car for teammate Paul Menard, who raced to a third-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway.

The rookie of the year candidate has made two starts at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, with an average finish of 18.0. In both races, Braun was headed for solid top-10 finishes before late race incidents denied his chances. The young driver hopes to improve upon that this weekend in his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start at the track.

“I am so excited to be able to get back in the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford this weekend at Kentucky. I’ve been looking forward to it since Dover actually. We had a really good race there and we’re bringing back that same car this weekend with more high hopes. Even though I haven’t been in the No. 16 these past few weeks, I’ve been able to continue learning. It was great helping Brian (Ickler) kind of get acclimated for his first couple starts and it was awesome to get to help Paul (Menard) out last weekend in Nashville.”

The Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, June 12 at 8:00 P.M. EST. The pre-race broadcast begins at 7:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, June 9 2010
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  • Scott says:

    Incredible! I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to stand by and watch someone else drive the race car I was pulled from. Colin not only did that, but went the extra mile to try and help his replacement. Who WOULDN’T want to have someone like that on their team? Kudos to you, young man.