Atlanta: Brian Vickers preview

March 8, 2008 * The Nicorette 300 marks Brian Vickers' fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). In three previous starts, Vickers earned his best start and best finish in the same event in 2006 when he started third...

March 8, 2008

* The Nicorette 300 marks Brian Vickers' fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). In three previous starts, Vickers earned his best start and best finish in the same event in 2006 when he started third and finished seventh in the March 2006 event at AMS. The 2003 Nationwide Series Champion has completed 97.3% of all laps possible at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including 12 laps led. Vickers also has nine Sprint Cup Series starts to his credit, earning three top-10 finishes.

* Vickers is hoping to ride the momentum of last weekend all the way to Victory Lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Capturing the pole for the No.32 team last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Vickers had a car capable of winning the race but a blown tire and the resulting damage took him out of contention. The No.32 Braun Racing team is off to a good start in the 2008 season. In three races to date, the team has earned two top-five finishes and one pole award.

* ABF On Board the No.32 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

ABF Freight Co. is in its third year of sponsorship at Braun Racing. A partnership that began in 2006 has been nothing short of successful. Last year, ABF etched their name in the history books when the ABF Camry captured the first Toyota Camry pole in history at California Speedway. This season, the ABF Camry will be piloted by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran, Brian Vickers, in nine races.

Vickers on Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway

"We had a pretty good weekend in Las Vegas. We were able to capture the pole and earn a great position for the start of the race. Unfortunately we had a tire blow and we were in the garage pretty early. I'm hoping that this week we can finish what we started last weekend and be in that first position again but, this time during the closing laps of the race. This is a great team and I'm really proud of the effort these guys put in each week. I'm confident we will be just as strong this weekend as we were in Las Vegas."

Equipment Information

The No. 32 ABF Racing team will compete with chassis #22 in this weekend's Nicorette 300. This is the same chassis Dave Blaney raced at Nashville in April and June and the September Dover event during the 2007 season. He finished third, 17th and 23rd respectively.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Brian Vickers , Dave Blaney