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Brian Brown

Brian Brown

Grain Valley, MO

Brian Brown Eager for Strong Showing at Knoxville Nationals

8/11/2021
Brian Brown Eager for Strong Showing at Knoxville Nationals

(Photo by Paul Arch)

Inside Line Promotions – OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2021) – Brian Brown is focused on the task at hand this week as the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores has arrived.

Confidence and momentum are on Brown’s side entering the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway, where he has a trio of wins this season and just finished sixth during the 10th annual Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank last Sunday.

Aug. 5 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 13 (14).

“I didn’t do a good job in qualifying and got us in a hole,” Brown said. “We won the heat and started 14th in the feature. It was a pretty narrow track. We ran around there wide open for 20 laps and gained one spot. It was a 20-lap dyno session.”

Aug. 7 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – B Main: 4 (9); Feature: 24 (24).

“We knew we had our work cut out for us,” Brown said. “We were able to get to fourth in the B Main to get the final transfer to the A Main. We started last and ended up getting together with Ian (Madsen) and got turned over. That was the end of the 360 Knoxville Nationals for us.”

Aug. 8 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (3); Pole shuffle: 7; Feature: 6 (7).

“It was a huge car count and one of the toughest fields we’ll face all year long,” Brown said. “We qualified fourth. In the heat race it was the best I’ve felt in years and we were able to win from third. In the feature we missed it by just a tad bit. We were back as far as 10th. I got back to fifth, but on the last lap Sheldon (Haudenschild) got me.”

Aug. 9 – Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (5); King of the Hill: 1; Feature: 2 (1).

“We weren’t planning on going to Oskaloosa, but we needed another shot to try some things on our radar,” Brown said. “We were fourth quick and finished fourth in the heat. We were able to win the King of the Hill. Then in the feature we led the first 15 or so laps. I felt like I had a car capable of winning, but I didn’t do a good enough job in traffic. Toward the end we had a restart and we had a high-speed chess match for two laps with Kyle Larson. He pushed the issue and I wasn’t in a position to wreck my Knoxville Nationals car. I chose to lift and fight another day with this car.”

UP NEXT – Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores

“I feel like we’re in a good spot with our team,” Brown said. “We need a tad bit of luck and I think we can be right in the hunt. Danny, Nate, Tye and my dad are a huge part and everybody is working so good together. I feel like we’re gaining momentum every single night and that’s what you want this time of the year.”

SEASON STATS –

50 races, 5 wins, 14 top fives, 26 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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 – Clem’s Helmets

Clem’s Helmets, which is based in Marshall, Mo., paints custom designs on helmets. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClemsSign/.

“Clem has been one of my best friends for about 10 years now,” Brown said. “He got into the business of painting helmets and I feel like he’s an undiscovered talent. I’m honored to have him paint our helmets.”

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, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, 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.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

Article Credit: Inside Line Promotions

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