Watkins Glen: Colin Braun preview

PUTTING IOWA IN THE REARVIEW - Colin Braun and the No. 16 Con-way Freight team are hoping to put their 32nd-place finish at Iowa behind them as they look ahead to Watkins Glen this weekend. Braun was involved in hard crash after losing a ...

PUTTING IOWA IN THE REARVIEW - Colin Braun and the No. 16 Con-way Freight team are hoping to put their 32nd-place finish at Iowa behind them as they look ahead to Watkins Glen this weekend. Braun was involved in hard crash after losing a right-front tire near the mid-point of the race. The finish was Braun's lowest in eight races after the rookie had gone on a string of top-12 finishes, notching six in his last eight starts.

BRAUN AT WATKINS GLEN - Braun will be making his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Watkins Glen this weekend. However, he has previously made three Grand Am Series starts in a Daytona Prototype car at the 2.45-mile road course.

WATKINS GLEN CHASSIS SELECTION - Crew chief Rick Viers has selected RK-488 for this weekend's Zippo 200 at The Glen. This car was raced last at Road America in June where Braun started third and finished 11th.

Braun, on going to Watkins Glen:
"I'm excited to get back on a road course this weekend at Watkins Glen. We had a really tough time in Iowa last weekend and I'm ready to put that behind me and look ahead. This team had a really great streak of good finishes going [before Iowa] and I want to do all that I can to get that back on track to reach our goal of getting in the top 15 in owner points. I think that the Glen is a great place for us to do that. We had success in both qualifying and the race at Road America and we are bringing back that same car this weekend and hoping for even better results."

Crew chief Rick Viers, on looking ahead to Watkins Glen:
"Everyone on this No. 16 team is looking forward to Watkins Glen this weekend. We know our race team is strong and we are looking to have this race put us back on track to reach our goal of getting into the top 15 in points. Colin is a strong road course racer and I know he has the ability to get a solid finish for us."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Colin Braun