Kentucky: Colin Braun preview

MAKING HIS RETURN - Colin Braun returns to the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford Fusion this weekend for Roush Fenway Racing at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. Braun was last in the car three weeks ago at Dover International Speedway where he recorded...

MAKING HIS RETURN - Colin Braun returns to the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford Fusion this weekend for Roush Fenway Racing at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. Braun was last in the car three weeks ago at Dover International Speedway where he recorded his first top-10 of the season. Last weekend, Braun practiced the No. 98 car for teammate Paul Menard at Nashville Superspeedway while Menard was fulfilling his Cup Series duties in Pocono.

BRAUN AT KENTUCKY - Braun has made two previous starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but this will be his first in the Nationwide Series. In his two Truck Series starts, Braun has an average starting position of 5.0 and average finish of 18.0.

SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AT KENTUCKY - On Saturday, June 12, Braun will join teammates Brian Ickler and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to sign autographs with other competitors from the Nationwide Series from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The session will be held in the display area outside the speedway gates.

ROUSH FENWAY AT KENTUCKY - In 16 Nationwide Series starts, Roush Fenway Racing has one win, four top-fives, seven top-10s, one pole award and 392 laps led at Kentucky Speedway. The lone win came from Carl Edwards in 2005 where he took the checkers after starting from the pole position.

NASHVILLE CHASSIS SELECTION - Crew chief Ben Leslie has selected RK-356 for this weekend at Kentucky. This car was last raced by Braun at Dover International Speedway three weeks ago where he tallied a 10th-place finish, his highest of the season.

Braun, on returning to No. 16 at Kentucky:
"I am so excited to be able to get back in the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford this weekend at Kentucky. I've been looking forward to it since Dover actually. We had a really good race there and we're bringing back that same car this weekend with more high hopes. Even though I haven't been in the No. 16 these past few weeks, I've been able to continue learning. It was great helping Brian (Ickler) kind of get acclimated for his first couple starts and it was awesome to get to help Paul (Menard) out last weekend in Nashville. That team had a really great finish there and I feel like I got to help out with that which was cool."

Crew chief Ben Leslie, on working with Colin Braun in Kentucky:
"I am looking forward to having Colin in the car this weekend and getting the chance to work with him. He is another one of our guys that is a great young talent with a lot of potential. Kentucky is a challenging place to master so I am excited about that as well. I know Colin is very anxious to get back in the car and I'm hopeful we can channel that excitement into a great finish for this team."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Colin Braun , Paul Menard , Carl Edwards , Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Brian Ickler
Teams Roush Fenway Racing