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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': BRAUN LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY AT FONTANA THIS WEEKEND FONTANA, Calif. (February 19, 2010) -- Colin Braun will be making his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Auto Club Speedway this weekend in the Stater Bros. 300. The...

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': BRAUN LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY AT FONTANA THIS WEEKEND

FONTANA, Calif. (February 19, 2010) -- Colin Braun will be making his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Auto Club Speedway this weekend in the Stater Bros. 300. The race this weekend poses an interesting challenge for the young driver, who is also running for the Raybestos Rookie of the Year title.

The No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford is running without a sponsor this weekend. Con-way Freight moved up with Braun to the Nationwide Series from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and will be on board for half the season. This presents an opportunity to other potential partners to join the No. 16 team in other markets around the country where the series makes stops.

A win in either the Nationwide or Cup Series would also give Jack Roush his 400th win in road course racing and NASCAR. Achieving this milestone would be honor for any of the Roush Fenway drivers, especially a young driver looking to make a name for himself at Roush Fenway and in the Nationwide Series.

"Getting Jack his 400th win would be an incredibly big deal for me," Braun said. "Not only that, but I really want to get a good finish in the No. 16 car this weekend to show potential partners that we are a team they want to be a part of. This is a great, veteran group of guys who work very hard, week in and week out. This is also a time when a lot of people are paying attention to the Nationwide Series, because of everything we have going on."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Colin Braun , Jack Roush
Teams Roush Fenway Racing