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(Bill W) April 12, 2016 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 are excited for not only the opener at the historic Knoxville Raceway this Saturday night, but also an ASCS-Warrior region event Sunday at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. Last Saturday, the Grain Valley, Missouri driver racked up another podium finish at the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska with the Nebraska 360 Series.
Your original plans in southeast Iowa were frozen out, so you headed to I-80.
I-80 was really our only option with everywhere else getting weathered out. It was cold and windy, but we were happy to be racing. It was definitely a good draw to start the heat (the pole). When you looked through the field in that heat, it was probably one of the toughest you’ll see all season. We were able to win, and do what we were supposed to.
What was your mindset heading into the feature?
We knew we had a good car. We redrew a four, and we knew with the cars around us that we would need to be really good for the feature. From the drop of the green, we were a little too tight. We really couldn’t get down and rotate the corners the way we’d hoped. We were still able to go from fourth to second and kind of ran down (leader) Ian (Madsen) there.
There was someone on the move behind you though, wasn’t there?
We were racing with Ian and trying to make a move for the lead. All of a sudden, here comes Dusty Zomer a lane or two lower than we were. He drove by us both and left Ian and me to battle for second. It was one of those deals where we weren’t as good as we needed to be, and obviously, the #82 was really good.
I’m sure it was good knowing you had a good car again, especially early in the night.
It was still a good night. We’ve been in the top five and in contention ever since we’ve started this year. We haven’t put ourselves up front yet, but you put yourself in contention enough nights, you’re going to win your fair share of races.
Not much needs to be said about the opener at Knoxville!
At Knoxville, you don’t need to much hype with what the place means. You add the season opener to it…if that don’t get you up on the wheel, I don’t know what will. We’re excited to get back there and get dialed in. I feel the things we’ve changed in the offseason are going to be really good. With a field of cars there second to none, we better be on our game or we’re going to get beat.
It’s an exciting time in central Missouri with several races scheduled for Sedalia again.
Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps are sponsoring the event again on Sunday. They’re a huge partner of ours, and we’re really excited about the things that Gerry Olson and the guys in Sedalia are doing to bring racing back there. The weather looks good at both places and I know the fans are itching to see some racing so we’re excited!
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Brian’s 30 career 410 feature wins at Knoxville put him ninth on the all-time list. No one has won more 410 features at Knoxville Raceway than Brian has in the last ten years.
About Casey’s General Stores
Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,850 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 5th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.
Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.
Marketing Partner of the Week – Smiley’s Race Products
Smileys Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest have been in the racing business for 30 years in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. Visit Smiley’s the next couple of weeks, either in Kennedale, at the showroom store in Mesquite, or at the racetracks. All employees at Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest are directly involved with race teams either as owners, drivers, pit crew members etc. What this means to you our customers is racing advice that has been tested on the track first, and then we pass our findings on to you our customers. From parts and tires to complete race cars, Smiley’s Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest is ready to help you get to the checkered flag first. All aspects of our business can be seen at www.SmileysRacing.com. Click on catalog and put your information in and we will send you a catalog free of charge.
Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Fuel-Safe Tanks
Brian says, “Since day one, we’ve run Fuel-Safe Tanks. They build the lightest, most durable, safest tanks on the market. That’s why we choose them.”
From the high banks of Daytona to the low groove at Knoxville, Laguna Seca’s corkscrew to Baja’s torturing elements Fuel Safe has provided the safest, most dependable fuel cells and accessories for championship winning teams and drivers around the world. Fuel Safe’s ongoing commitment to quality and service is number one. Our ongoing research and development pays off as we discover new and improved ways to make our products stronger, lighter and safer. At Fuel Safe we are continually striving to compliment our product line with courteous and knowledgeable customer service personnel to better serve your racing needs. Regardless of your type of racing, whether it is road, circle, off road, vintage, dirt or drag we will provide you with the best fuel cell for your application. Fuel Safe is the official fuel cell of PRI; American Sprint Car Series NW Region; O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions. Visit them on the web at www.FuelSafe.com!
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Next LED Sports, Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Tru Square, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, Duke’s Meats, BIGS Sunflower Seeds, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!
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