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Career Highlights

  • Has won the 24 Hours of Daytona; 12 Hours of Sebring; 6 Hours of Watkins Glen; multiple IMSA Championships as well as finishing on the podium at the 24 Hours of LeMans and Petit LeMans.
  • Competed at the top levels of Sports Car racing in both GT and Prototype cars with 10 consecutive 24 Hours of Daytona events in both types of vehicles.
  • Participated in an exhibition event, at Ford’s request, resulting in the fastest lap ever recorded at Daytona International Speedway (222.971 mph); the fastest FIA world record 10-kilometer lap (203.010 mph) (standing start); and the fastest FIA world record 10-mile lap (210.017 mph) (standing start)
  • Multiple American Le Mans Series PC wins, poles, and fastest race laps
  • Multiple Grand-Am Daytona Prototype wins, poles, and fastest race laps.
  • Youngest driver to stand on the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Ford / Roush-Fenway Racing development driver
  • Multiple NASCAR Nationwide Series pole positions
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner
  • Multiple NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole positions
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series “Rookie of the Year”
  • 2014 and 2015 PC Class Champion Tudor United Sports Car Championship (driver & team)
  • 2014 PC Class Tequila Patron North American Endurance Champion
  • 2014 PC Class year end Total Pole Award winner.
  • Has raced in several countries including: The United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France, England, Monaco, and Japan and in marquee global events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona

Biography

Birth Date: September 22, 1988
Birthplace: Ovalo, TX
Residence: Harrisburg, NC
Hobbies: car restoration, Go-karting, motorcycles, iRacing

For more than 25 years Colin Braun has been slicing and dicing his way around racetracks from the U.S. to Asia and many places in between. Three-time Rolex 24 winner, Colin Braun, has carved his way around racetracks from the U.S. to Asia and many places in between. Colin’s passion for racing began at an early age growing up in a racing family in his hometown of Ovalo, Texas. From the first time he commanded the wheel of a go-kart with his Father’s coaching, it was clear Colin’s future would involve anything with four tires and a motor.

Colin’s sports car career is a decorated one that includes wins at the famed Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring, and Six Hours of Watkins Glen events. With a nod to his former NASCAR days, he’s credited with turning the fastest lap around the Daytona International Speedway oval at 222.971mph in the Ford Ecoboost-powered Daytona Prototype machine with Michael Shank Racing. Hand-picked by Ford, Colin’s 40.364-second lap broke Bill Elliott’s previous record carving out another career milestone.

While impressive, this wasn’t the first time Colin left his mark in the racing history books. At just 16 Colin made his road racing debut at one of sports car racing’s crown jewels, the Rolex 24 Hour race in Daytona. The following year he became the youngest driver to race in the top-tier Prototype class at just 17. And in 2006 Colin was the youngest driver ever to place on the podium at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans finishing second. His ascent was remarkable and caught the attention of top teams and manufacturers.

Prior to returning to Sports Car racing full-time, the standout made the move to oval racing when NASCAR’s top team, Roush Fenway Racing, and Ford came calling in 2007. Competing in NASCAR’s Truck and Nationwide Series’ Colin accrued wins, poles and Rookie-of-the-Year honors.

Colin has amassed countless wins, poles and podiums throughout his sports car career while racing in the ALMS, IMSA and SRO series’. In 2019 Colin raced in the IMSA series with Jon Bennett and CORE autosport in the DPi class where he broke his own track record at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) to win the pole with a fast-lap time of 1 minute, 5.452 seconds. He also partnered with George Kurtz and CrowdStrike Racing for the second year-in-a-row where the team posted a second-place finish at VIR, a third-place finish at CTMP, and a fifth-place championship finish.

In 2020 Colin has already scored a coveted Rolex 24 victory with DragonSpeed marking his third Rolex 24 win in his 16th consecutive start but he’s not done yet. Colin will also join ERA Motorsport for Sebring and Petit Le Mans in the IMSA Series as well as returning to SRO competition with CrowdStrike Racing.

While he has achieved so much, Colin’s career is just beginning. He’s a fan favorite and has earned the respect of teams, sponsors and his competitors on and off track and is a leader in every sense of the word. His commitment to success and quality of personal character is second-to-none and that’s why corporate partners like 3M, Ford, Con-way, Pennzoil, Kraft, Coke, Michelin, and Continental Tire have chosen Colin to represent their brands.

His career is filled with firsts, but Colin isn’t done yet. He continues to excel and as he enters the 2020 racing season, his mission remains the same — to win races and deliver results.

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