Ford Motor Co., Roush Fenway Racing and Con-way Freight are joining forces to sponsor the No. 16 Con-way Freight Mustang with driver Colin Braun at the wheel. Ford announced in July that its Mustang would join the NASCAR Nationwide Series beginning in 2010, when a limited rollout of NASCAR's new car begins at Daytona International Speedway.
Braun and Con-way — his sponsor the last two years — will likewise move from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he was the 2008 Raybestos Rookie of the Year, to the full-time Nationwide program in 2010. Roush Fenway and Con-way Freight recently agreed on a contract extension to keep Con-way Freight as a primary sponsor for 18 Nationwide races.
“I'm so happy that Con-way Freight decided to move up with me to the Nationwide Series for 2010,” Braun said. “They have been a great sponsor for the past two years in the truck series so it means a lot to me that they will continue to support me in the future.”
Braun and Con-way Freight have had good success together and are experiencing a breakout season in 2009. Braun started the season by capturing the first of his three poles to date in the season-opening race at Daytona, and followed that up with his first NASCAR win, which came at Michigan International Speedway in June. He finished 13th in the point standings last year and currently sits seventh with five races remaining this season.