JOHN GRAHAM READY FOR HIS DEBUT WITH BRAUN RACING AND TOYOTA IN MONTREAL: * John Graham will be piloting the No.10 Kickbutt Amped Energy Ballz Toyota Camry in this weekend's NAPA Auto Parts 200. Graham is a native of Toronto, Canada where he...
JOHN GRAHAM READY FOR HIS DEBUT WITH BRAUN RACING AND TOYOTA IN MONTREAL:
* John Graham will be piloting the No.10 Kickbutt Amped Energy Ballz Toyota Camry in this weekend's NAPA Auto Parts 200. Graham is a native of Toronto, Canada where he currently lives with his family. He has an extensive racing background but limited NASCAR experience. He's looking forward to this opportunity to race on his native soil in a Braun Racing Camry. Graham will be filling in for Dave Blaney for both road course events in Montreal and Watkins Glen.
* While most Busch Series drivers will be rookies to the twists and turns of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Graham knows the road course well. He has raced on the Montreal 2.709 15-turn track twice in his career. In the early 1990's, Graham participated in support races for the Grand Prix circuit at the Montreal road course.
* John Graham is no stranger to international racing with more than 170 professional starts. He has seven starts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans including a class win in 2000 to his credit. He also has nine starts at the 24 Hours of Daytona and 11 starts at the 12 Hours of Sebring. He has four NASCAR Busch Series starts at O'Reilly Raceway Park, Richmond International Raceway, Memphis Motorsports Park and Phoenix International Raceway.
* Graham played professional Hockey in Sweden but his career was cut short due to Hodgkin's Disease. His racing career began at Mosport, his local track in Canada in 1986.
GRAHAM ON RACING AT CIRCUIT GILLES VILLENEUVE:
"It's very humbling to have an opportunity to drive the No.10 car for Braun Racing. They have done a great job this year with a new manufacturer and it's an honor for me to race for them. It's very exciting to be in top-line equipment on a track in my home country. This race will be very hard on the brakes and I believe it will be won by intelligence. I've looked at the entry list and the field for this race is a very competitive one. I hope I can use my prior experience on this track to my advantage. I'm not sure I can top the success Dave Blaney has had in this car but I'm sure going to try."
The No. 10 Kickbutt Amped Energy Ballz team will compete with chassis #28 in Saturday's NAPA Auto Parts 200. This is the same chassis that Dave Blaney wrecked in practice at the Mexico City race in March 2007.
-credit: braun racing