BUSCH: Talladega: Shane Hmiel preview

Shane Hmiel / Braun Racing Quick Facts: * - BR04 is the same car that Shane Hmiel drove at Daytona earlier this year * - Shane started 13th and ran in the top-10 at Daytona until having radiator problems on Lap 75 * - BR04 has a new body for...

Shane Hmiel / Braun Racing Quick Facts:

* - BR04 is the same car that Shane Hmiel drove at Daytona earlier this year

* - Shane started 13th and ran in the top-10 at Daytona until having radiator problems on Lap 75

* - BR04 has a new body for the Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway

* - Shane Hmiel finished 3rd at Talladega Superspeedway in 2003

Shane Hmiel about Talladega Superspeedway:

"You never know what to expect at Talladega because the unexpected always happens. I've run well at Talladega in the past, and I even finished 3rd there in 2003. We're taking the same car that we ran at Daytona earlier this year. The car qualifies decent, but it drafts really well and that's what matters. We were running in the top-five at Daytona, up until we knocked a hole in the radiator and it overheated, but hopefully we will have better luck at Talladega. I hope to have a solid starting position to work my way to the front, lead some laps, and be there to fight for the win at the finish."

Hmiel about running the Talladega Busch race, then flying to St. Louis for the NCTS race:

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of running the Busch race at Talladega and then getting on the plane and heading to St. Louis for the Craftsman Truck race at Gateway that night. Hopefully we will have a good run in the #32 WINFUEL Chevrolet, and then I can get on the plane and rest as much as possible on the way up to St. Louis. Regan Smith is going to practice the truck and qualify it for me, while I am running the Busch race and traveling. It will definitely be challenging to run 312 miles at in the draft at Talladega, and then to start from the back and run 200 miles at Gateway in the #15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Truck. I am lucky to have a wonderful owner Todd Braun and sponsor WINFUEL that allow me to challenge myself and continue to compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Shane Hmiel