Bristol: Shane Hmiel preview

Shane Hmiel / Braun Racing Quick Facts: - BR15 is the same car that Shane drove in the 2004 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway - Shane Hmiel equaled his career-best NBS finish of 3rd (for the 4th time) last week at Nashville - BRNC001...

Shane Hmiel / Braun Racing Quick Facts:

- BR15 is the same car that Shane drove in the 2004 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway

- Shane Hmiel equaled his career-best NBS finish of 3rd (for the 4th time) last week at Nashville

- BRNC001 is a new Braun Racing short-track car the will be making it debut at Bristol

Shane Hmiel about Bristol Motor Speedway:

"Bristol Motor Speedway is my favorite track on the schedule. I always look forward to going to Bristol because it is the track that I most want to win at. I grew up short track racing, so I think that's why Bristol is so special to me. I would love to get my first Busch series win this weekend at Bristol. We have been close to winning a few times this season, and it would be unbelievable if we could manage to put the WINFUEL Chevrolet into victory lane there."

Shane Hmiel about attempting his second Nextel Cup race of the 2005 season:

"My WINFUEL team has worked so hard to build this Cup program from the ground up. Frank Kerr, my crew chief, and Todd Braun have put together a group of hard working guys that are putting in long hours to build me fast race cars. Unfortunately, we got involved in the lap 1 incident at Atlanta and we didn't get to show everyone just how fast that car really was. We tested the short-track car that we're going to run at Bristol and we put down some pretty fast times. It took me a little while to get used to driving the Cup car at Bristol, as opposed to the Busch car. I'm glad that we went and tested because it made me a lot more confidant that we have a car that can run in the top-15."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Shane Hmiel