St. Louis: Colin Braun preview

NOT THE BEST INDICATOR... - While the 17th-place finish did not reflect it, Colin Braun and the No. 16 team put together another solid run last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Braun ran in the top-12 for the majority of the event and had a shot...

NOT THE BEST INDICATOR... - While the 17th-place finish did not reflect it, Colin Braun and the No. 16 team put together another solid run last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Braun ran in the top-12 for the majority of the event and had a shot at a top-10 finish before an accident on the final lap of a green-white-checkered finish relegated him to a 17th-place finish. Braun has registered four top-12 finishes in his last five starts.

BRAUN AT GATEWAY - While it is his first Nationwide Series start at the 1.25-mile Gateway International Raceway, Braun has made two previous Camping World Truck Series starts at the track. In his first start, Braun captured a top-10 finish and in his second, he claimed the pole and finished 19th after a late race incident.

BRAUN TO HELP KICK OFF ANTI-TEXTING CAMPAIGN - This Friday, Braun will join officials from Con-way Freight and the Missouri State Highway Patrol as the MSHP kicks off a state-wide anti-texting campaign in downtown St. Louis. As a spokesperson for the Ford Driving Skills for Life program, Braun is an advocate for safe driving habits, especially in teen drivers.

ROUSH FENWAY RACING AT GATEWAY - In 17 Nationwide Series starts, Roush Fenway Racing has captured three wins, seven top-fives, 12 top-10s, two pole awards with 237 laps led. The wins were tallied by Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards (2).

GATEWAY CHASSIS SELECTION - Crew chief Rick Viers has selected RK-346 for this weekend's Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway. This car was last on track at Nashville Superspeedway with Brian Ickler behind the wheel. Ickler finished 29th after getting caught up in an accident early in the race.

Braun, on consistency in the No. 16 and heading to Gateway: "I'm excited to have a little bit of consistency over these next few weeks in the No. 16 and getting to further build my relationship with Rick (Viers). We've had some good runs together and I think the best is yet to come for us and this team. Gateway is another place where I've had some success in the Truck Series with a top-10 finish and a pole and I think we have positioned ourselves for another good finish. We've done pretty well at some of these standalone events so far and we're looking for nothing less going into this weekend."

Crew chief Rick Viers, on last weekend's finish and looking to Gateway: "We had a good car at Chicagoland last weekend and if not caught up in the last-lap crash, we feel like we would have secured another top-10 finish. We feel with Colin's experience at Gateway and what we have learned at Phoenix and Richmond earlier this year that we can expect to have another great weekend."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Greg Biffle , Colin Braun , Carl Edwards , Brian Ickler