Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 5, 2021) - A unique opportunity has arrived for Brian Brown, who will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this Friday.
Brown will pilot the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Tundra backed by Casey's, Rowdy Energy, Whisps Snacks and FVP at Knoxville Raceway, where he is a five-time track champion - four in the 410ci winged sprint car ranks and one in 360ci winged sprint car action. Brown is fifth in the all-time 410 wins at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World' with 53 triumphs.
Brown has earned a pair of victories and five podium finishes at Knoxville Raceway this year, including a runner-up result last Saturday.
July 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 2 (8).
"We qualified good and we ran fifth in the heat," Brown said. "We started eighth in the feature. We got a really good start and were able to get into fifth really quick. I picked them off one by one. I got by Austin (McCarl) on a restart to get me into second. I felt we had a good opportunity to try to win at that point. I just wasn't good enough to make a pass on Justin (Henderson). He did a good job. His nose wing actually broke and at that point I felt like it'd be a huge disadvantage to him, but he did a good job of making the most of it. We're there to win every week, but there to learn also and I feel like we learned last Saturday."
UP NEXT - Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa
"I'm excited for the opportunity to race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday," Brown said. "Casey's and Rowdy Energy as well as Whisps Snacks and FVP put a deal together for me to drive the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. It's a good opportunity for me at my best track in front of local fans. I'm looking forward to having fun. It's a different opportunity and a unique opportunity of something I'll probably never get to do again in my life. I want to run all the laps. If you do that you have a way better opportunity. I'm driving I feel the best truck in the field. It's cool that Casey's, Rowdy, Whisps and FVP are helping me run a truck at Knoxville.
"Saturday it's back to my winged sprint car with the USAC Series coming in. It's a really cool weekend for Knoxville in general. It's an awesome weekend for the fans to get to see NASCAR on Friday as well as winged and non-wing racing on Saturday."
ROWDY ENERGY APPEARANCES - Wednesday at Casey's in Ankeny, Iowa, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday at Casey's in Knoxville, Iowa, across from the Hall of Fame from 11 a.m. to noon
SEASON STATS -
37 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 32 top 20s
MEDIA LINKS -
About Casey's General Stores -
Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.
About FVP -
FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.
The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.
FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FSR Racing Products
FSR Racing Products has been supplying high performance all aluminum radiators to the racing community for many years. For more information, visit http://www.FSRproducts.com.
"Gary Bell and his family have been a long-time partner of our race team," Brown said. "We use a lot of their products. They have an engine heater that gets our engine warm before the races. One of the most important parts of the race car is the radiator. If you can't keep it cool you're not going to finish. FSR Racing Products builds quality parts we're pleased to use."
Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, MSD Ignition, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.
BRIAN BROWN RACING -
Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .
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