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Colin Braun aims for class win with DragonSpeed at 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona

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Colin Braun will race for Dragonspeed in the 2020 Rolex 24. Colin Braun will race for Dragonspeed in the 2020 Rolex 24. IMSA

Sports car competition has proven extremely successful for former Roush Fenway NASCAR driver Colin Braun, and he has a great chance for more success to start the 2020 season.

Braun will fill the third seat in DragonSpeed's 10Star entry at the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The 31-year-old Texan native will join regulars Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley in the stars-and-stripes painted LMP2-class ORECA O7-Gibson entry for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season-opening endurance classic. The team's fourth driver for Daytona has yet to be selected.

Among Braun’s career highlights:
• 10 IMSA race wins

• Two American Le Mans Series LMPC-class titles

• Two-time WeatherTech Championship Prototype Challenge champion (2014, 2015)

• Two-time Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring PC class winner (2016, 2014)

• 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona PC class winner …

• Won five American Le Mans Series races from 22 starts between 2007 and 2013

• Full-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver in 2008 and 2009, winning at Michigan in 2009

• Made 31 career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts between 2007 and 2010 with best result of second at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2008.

"It's a real pleasure to welcome Colin to the team. As one of our toughest rivals from LMPC days, it's great to have him on our side," DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian said. ”He's a proven winner who quietly gets the job done every time, and we look forward to his technical input as well. We can only run a Silver-ranked third driver in IMSA after the Rolex, but are looking at the possibility of having Colin in the 10Star car for some of our European races, including Le Mans.

Braun shared that excitement, saying: "I’m super excited to join Henrik and Ben at DragonSpeed! I’ve known Elton for a long time now and have enormous respect for the team he's built. I'm also looking forward to the fun of driving an LMP2 again at Daytona. I won the class there in 2018 and DragonSpeed won in 2019, so we know our goal for 2020!”
Matt M. Myftiu

Matt Myftiu has been a journalist for two decades with a focus on technology, NASCAR and autos.

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