Coleman Set to Resume Road Course Success Top circuit finishes in 2007 bring Victory Lane hope to No. 27 team Charlotte, N.C., (April 14, 2008) - In his rookie NASCAR Nationwide season, then 19 year-old Brad Coleman posted impressive ...
Coleman Set to Resume Road Course Success
Top circuit finishes in 2007 bring Victory Lane hope to No. 27 team
Charlotte, N.C., (April 14, 2008) - In his rookie NASCAR Nationwide season, then 19 year-old Brad Coleman posted impressive numbers at tracks he had never driven before. Among those eye-opening statistics were Top 5 and Top 10 road course finishes at Watkins Glen and Montreal against a host of Sprint Cup drivers and circuit ringers.
Now he takes his versatile talents and Baker Curb Racing team to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course in Mexico City, where in his first 2007 race for Joe Gibbs Racing, he was running in the Top 10 when a broken transmission halted his run in the waning laps of the race.
"I'll never forget the feeling when I was in the eighth position and posting lap times faster than the race leader," stated Coleman. "We were on our way to a Top 5 finish when we had a very rare part failure in the transmission. I am really looking forward to seeing the track at Mexico City again and picking up where I left off. There will be a lot of great road racers in the race which will make it a fun and challenging event. The No. 27 Carino's Italian Grill team will be up to the test."
Coleman's No. 27 Ford Fusion will carry the familiar black Carino's Italian Grill theme that was sported by the Gibbs No. 18 last season. This is Carino's only primary race of the early season but the restaurant group is an associate sponsor on the No. 27 Kleenex®Racing Ford Fusion throughout the year.