Colin Braun Wins Pole For NextEra Energy Resources 250

DAYTONA BEACH , Fla. (Feb. 12, 2009) –  Colin Braun, driver of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Ford, secured the pole position for the 10th Annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 set for Friday night.

Braun turned a fast lap of 177.441 mph around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Rounding out the front row was Matt Crafton, who posted a top speed of 175.891 mph.

The 2009 NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway will celebrate the 10th season of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing at Daytona International Speedway.

Driver of the Con-way Freight Ford F-150 for Roush Fenway Racing, Braun won the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award in the 2008 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and looks to build upon his success in 2009.

“It’s definitely a great way to start off the season,” Braun said. “I feel that without the testing, our guys just worked extremely hard. This pole was more about those guys, the work that they’ve done. The guys in the motor shop, the guys in the body shop, all the work that everybody’s put in. I think anyone could have driven that truck today and got on the pole.”

            Todd Bodine, driver of the No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota and the defending NextEra Energy Resources 250 champion, qualified third.

“We got a good shot at winning two in a row,” Bodine said. “We just got to stay out of trouble, put it in the right place at the right time and hopefully get it done at the end of the race.”

Daytona Beach resident and driver of the No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra, Mike Skinner, qualified for fifth.

Tickets for DIRECTV Speedweeks 2009 and the 51st annual Daytona 500 are available online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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