Montreal: Justin Marks debut preview

* The Napa Auto Parts 200 will mark Justin Marks' first career Nationwide Series start. He currently races full time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driving the No.9 Toyota Tundra for Germain Racing. * Marks has never...

* The Napa Auto Parts 200 will mark Justin Marks' first career Nationwide Series start. He currently races full time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driving the No.9 Toyota Tundra for Germain Racing.

* Marks has never raced at Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Montreal, Canada before but he does have extensive road course experience under his belt. He has more than five years of experience racing sports cars in the SCCA World Challenge, the Rolex Sports Car Series, the American Le Mans Series, and the KONI Challenge Series, where he earned several honors.

* Marks and the No.10 team headed to Carolina Motorsports Park for a test session last week. Marks used the test to reacquaint himself with road course racing and help the team fine tune a set-up they believe will be fast in Montreal. He will also have teammates Jason Leffler in the No.38 and Former Formula 1 World Champion, Jacques Villeneuve, in the No. 32 Toyota for Braun Racing.

* The driver may be new to the Montreal road course but his team is not. Crew chief Trent Owens and his crew competed in the inaugural Circuit Gilles Villenueve event last year. His Camry was piloted by Canada native John Graham.

Future Electronics joins the Braun Racing sponsorship family

* Marks will carry sponsorship from Future Electronics for the NAPA Auto Parts 200. The Montreal, Canada based company is a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of semiconductors and passive, interconnect, and electro-mechanical components. They operate in 167 locations in 39 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Marks on Montreal and Braun Racing "I am thrilled to compete for Braun Racing in the Future Electronics Camry. The team is a top notch organization and to be able to make my first NNS start with such a competitive and talented organization is humbling. I am also looking forward to working with Trent Owens and all the guys on the 10 team. We had a very successful test last week. I've been to the Gilles Villenueve Circuit's Formula 1 race a number of times and it looks like a fantastic track and I think more than anything, I'm looking forward to getting back to road racing where I started my career and spent so many years maturing as a driver."

Marks on the test at Carolina Motorsports Park "Our test at Carolina Motorsports Park went really well. I was curious to see how I would adapt since it's been two years since I have been on a road course and I have never raced a stock car on one. I was pleased with how naturally it came back to me. We worked on a couple set-ups I think will translate well in Montreal and I'm really looking forward to putting this No.10 Future Electronics Camry up front in the race."

Equipment Information The No. 10 Future Electronics team will compete with chassis #34 in the Napa Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. This chassis is new to the No.10 team. Jason Leffler raced it last year in Montreal and Watkins Glen where he finished 26th and 27th respectively.

-credit: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Jacques Villeneuve , John Graham , Trent Owens , Justin Marks