BUSCH: Atlanta: Shane Hmiel preview

Hmiel Ready to Pilot TRIMSPA X32 Ride at Atlanta Motor Speedway Mooresville, NC (October 28, 2004) - Many things have changed in a short period of time for Braun Racing since last weekend's race at Memphis Motorsports Park. In an interview on...

Hmiel Ready to Pilot TRIMSPA X32 Ride at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Mooresville, NC (October 28, 2004) - Many things have changed in a short period of time for Braun Racing since last weekend's race at Memphis Motorsports Park. In an interview on "Totally NASCAR" earlier this week, it was announced that Shane Hmiel will fill the seat of the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge left open when former driver David Stremme moved to FitzBradshaw Racing.

"We were very excited to announce our plans on Wednesday for the rest of 2004 and 2005," said Todd Braun, owner of Braun Racing. "TRIMSPA has resigned with our team for the next three years, an incredible commitment. We have Shane Hmiel signed through the end of next season. While we had not originally planned to have Shane finish out this season in the No. 32, we were anxious to get underway and FitzBradshaw Racing was ready to have Stremme in their seat."

Todd Lohse has reassumed crew chief duties for Team TRIMSPA, and will bring Chassis BRO11 to the track this weekend. It is the same chassis driven to a third-place finish at Kansas Speedway just three weeks ago. Hmiel has not raced a Busch car at Atlanta in two years, but this weekend he will be pulling double duty in both the Busch Series and Nextel Cup.

"This is going to be a big weekend for me," said Hmiel, new driver of the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge. "It will be my first race in the No. 32 TRIMSPA X32 Dodge. I would like to bring home a top finish for my new sponsor and I think we can do that. I finished sixth there in the spring in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. This weekend I'll be racing in both the Busch and Cup Series and it should be fun. Driving the TRIMSPA car for the rest of the season gives me a jump start on next year and is a great opportunity to begin my new association with TRIMSPA and Braun Racing."

Team TRIMSPA will head to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for its first race with Shane Hmiel this weekend to compete in the Aaron's 312 Saturday, October 30th. The event will be televised live at 1 p.m. eastern time on TNT and will broadcast nationally at that same time on radio stations affiliated with PRN and XM Satellite Radio Channel 144.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Shane Hmiel , David Stremme