Road America: Colin Braun preview

WELCOMING RICK VIERS - Rick Viers has been named crew chief for the No. 16 and will make his debut this weekend with Colin Braun at Road America. Most recently, Viers was calling shots for the No. 27 Nationwide Series team with Roush Fenway...

WELCOMING RICK VIERS - Rick Viers has been named crew chief for the No. 16 and will make his debut this weekend with Colin Braun at Road America. Most recently, Viers was calling shots for the No. 27 Nationwide Series team with Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle. Together the pair notched three top-fives and seven top-10 finishes in 10 starts. Viers owns eight career Nationwide Series victories.

ROAD AMERICA CHASSIS SELECTION - Crew chief Rick Viers has selected RK-488 for this weekend at Road America. This car was last raced in 2009 by Braun at Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Montreal, Canada where he finished 40th after experiencing mechanical failure on lap two.

Braun, on getting to race at Road America and working with new crew chief Rick Viers:

"I'm definitely looking forward to Road America this weekend. It's been a while, but I tested a sports car there a few years ago. I've had a good last couple of races with the top-10s at Dover and Kentucky and I want to keep that momentum going this weekend on the first road course of the year. It's great to have Rick Viers come on board at Roush Fenway and I'm excited at the opportunity to work with him. He did some awesome things with Greg (Biffle) in that No. 27 car earlier this year and I think he will be a great addition to this team."

Crew chief Rick Viers, on joining Roush Fenway and working with Colin Braun:

"I'm thrilled with the opportunity I have to come over and lead the No. 16 team here at Roush Fenway Racing. Just being here for a very short period of time, I can see there are a ton of resources at my disposal and it's a highly engineer driven shop which I really enjoy. I feel like Road America is a really good place for me to start having Colin (Braun) in the car and I'm excited to work with him and the rest of this team."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Greg Biffle , Colin Braun
Teams Roush Fenway Racing