Dover: Colin Braun preview

MAKING HIS RETURN - After observing Sprint Cup champion and teammate Matt Kenseth for two weeks, Colin Braun will be making his return to the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Braun is slated to drive the...

MAKING HIS RETURN - After observing Sprint Cup champion and teammate Matt Kenseth for two weeks, Colin Braun will be making his return to the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Braun is slated to drive the No. 16 Ford for the remainder of the races where Con-way Freight or 3M are listed as the primary sponsor.

BRAUN AT DOVER - Braun is making his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start in the Heluva Good! 200 at Dover. Braun has made two previous starts at the Monster Mile in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with an average start of 6.0 and average finish of 15.0. In his Truck Series start last season, Braun took the lead with 15 laps to go, but had a tire go down the very next lap and finished 22nd.

AUTOGRAPHS AT DOVER AFB - Braun will head to Dover Air Force Base on Friday after NNS final practice to sign autographs as part of the NASCAR Social being held on the base for soldiers and their families. Over 10 drivers have committed to attend the event including Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards.

CHASSIS SELECTION - Crew chief Eddie Pardue has selected RK-356 this weekend for the Heluva Good! 200 at Dover International Speedway. This car was last driven by Braun at Bristol Motor Speedway in March and ultimately came to rest on top of the No. 66 car after being involved in a fiery crash. He finished 37th.

Braun, on getting back in the car at Dover: "I'm definitely excited to be getting back in the Con-way Freight Ford at Dover this weekend. While it's been hard for me to kind of be on the sidelines and observe these past two weeks, I definitely believe that I've learned some things from Matt (Kenseth) that I can put to use when I'm in the car. Dover is a really challenging track, but one that I've had had some good runs at when I drove in the Truck Series. I had the win in my sights last year before cutting down that tire. The No. 16 guys were really great on pit road last weekend in Darlington too and so I'm hopeful we can take all of the momentum into Dover and put together the whole race and get a solid finish."

Crew chief Eddie Pardue, on Dover and having Braun back in the No. 16: "Dover is a great track with some personality. It is kind of like a bigger Bristol which makes the racing good and exciting for the fans. We are excited to have Colin back in the No. 16. I think he was able to learn a few things from Matt (Kenseth) over the past two weeks that will translate to Dover. This is a track where Colin has done well at in the past and we're anxious to see what he can do this weekend."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Colin Braun , Carl Edwards
Teams Roush Fenway Racing