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Shane Hmiel / Braun Racing Quick Facts: - Shane Hmiel lead the NCTS race at California Speedway in 2004 before blowing a right front tire - Braun Racing tested California Speedway January 31 and February 1 - BR06 is the same car that Jamie...

Shane Hmiel / Braun Racing Quick Facts:

- Shane Hmiel lead the NCTS race at California Speedway in 2004 before blowing a right front tire

- Braun Racing tested California Speedway January 31 and February 1

- BR06 is the same car that Jamie McMurray drove to victory lane at Rockingham in 2004

- Braun Racing plans to also race BR06 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 12

Hmiel on Racing at California Speedway:

"I'm really looking forward to going to California. We had an awesome test there at the end of January, the beginning of February. The car that we are taking is the same car that Jamie (McMurray) won in at Rockingham last year. This car is already a proven winner and we plan on going to victory lane in California. I ran really well there last year in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck race, where I lead laps before blowing a right front tire. I think that we will definitely have an edge over the teams that did not test California because we won't have to use up and extra set of tires during practice. Most teams will have to burn up an extra set trying to get used to the new tire at that track. Hopefully that will be part of the edge that we need to win."

Shane Hmiel on attending the "Night of 100 Stars" Official Oscar Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel:

"I'm really looking forward to going to the "Night of 100 Stars" Oscar Party in Hollywood this Sunday night. I think it's amazing to see how NASCAR has become so much more mainstream in the last few years. It's a little crazy to think that people have come to think of racecar drivers as "stars." Guys like Dale, Jr. and Jeff Gordon have really taken the sport to the next level. I'm lucky to get to go to cool events and meet other celebrities because I have a high-profile sponsor such as WINFUEL."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Jamie McMurray , Shane Hmiel