Homestead: Pole winner interview

Colin Braun, driver of the No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 captured his fifth pole of the 2009 season during Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford 200 race at Homestead Miami Speedway. YOU WERE ON THE POLE AT THE START OF...

Colin Braun, driver of the No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 captured his fifth pole of the 2009 season during Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford 200 race at Homestead Miami Speedway.

YOU WERE ON THE POLE AT THE START OF THE SEASON IN DAYTONA AND WE'LL END THE SEASON IN HOMESTEAD MIAMI WITH THE POLE. HOW WILL YOUR TRUCK RACE TONIGHT?

"In race trim yesterday, I felt we had a little bit better truck than we did in qualifying trim. I wasn't super happy with how it locked up yesterday in our mock qualifying run. Those guys went to work and did a great job on this truck. It is a pleasure to drive this No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 truck. They [crew] just worked so hard on it and obviously falling out of the top-five [points standings] it is a big deal to get back in the top-five, so they've been working hard."

YOU MENTIONED THE TEAM AND HOW THEY ARE WORKING. HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS WIN TONIGHT?

"It is important. We got our first win, my first win, back in Michigan for the 50th [Roush] win, so that was big to get. But, the best way to guarantee a spot in the top-five is to win the race and then we've done all we can do. That's what we're going out there and try to do."

YOU HAVE FIVE POLES THIS YEAR, ON ALL DIFFERENT SIZE TRACKS. HOW DO YOU EQUATE THAT?

"I think it just goes to show how much effort these guys put into these trucks. We always have really good Roush Yates motors, so we always have good power. These trucks drive good. My crew chief Mike Beam is just a really good crew chief. I always seem to be able to get into the truck and have confidence that it's going to stick and it always does."

-credit: ford racing

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