Brian Brown – Things Heat Up with Five Race Week!

Monday, July 20, 2015
Brian at Knoxville (Danny Howk Photo)Brian at Knoxville (Danny Howk Photo) (Bill W) July 20, 2015 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team are gearing up for a busy five-race week.  They are hoping being awarded a win at the Knoxville Raceway last Saturday night is a sign that things are headed in the right direction for the “Month of Money” ahead.  FVP National Sprint League “Fair Speedweek” kicks off Tuesday night at the Hancock Speedway near Britt, Iowa, before moving onto the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines on Wednesday, and the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota on Thursday.  After competing again in weekly action at Knoxville on Saturday, the NSL finishes up the weekend at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota on Sunday.
You came out 24th out of 30 cars Saturday and qualified fourth quick.
To come out as last as we did, and lay down a good time like that is always good.  The track was pretty technical in that we had to hit the bottom, and the car had to work down there.  We were able to make a couple of good laps.
You started fifth in the heat, but it seemed tough out there.
We had high hopes for the heat race.  For whatever reason, we didn’t move up like we had hoped.  We had a decent start, but the driver put the car in a couple of bad spots.  It was unfortunate, but at that point, it didn’t mean a whole heck of a lot (he finished sixth).
You started fourth in the feature, and it didn’t take you long to get to the front.
It was fun to be back up front.  Danny’s (Lasoski) been the fastest car there this year, and it was good to finally be able to race with him.  We were able to get the lead and just cruise there as long as we could…until we got to traffic.
That’s when things got interesting.
I got into the infield berm in turn three pretty good one lap.  At the time, I really didn’t know what was going on, but I normally spoke my wheel straight up at 12 o’clock.  As soon as I did that, my spoke went to three o’clock.  I’m not making excuses, but I spent some time darting around trying to figure out what was going on.  At that point, I thought my steering was bad.
It was a great race with a three-way battle for the lead at the checkers.  You ended up inheriting your 30th win at Knoxville.
We ended up trying to salvage something and got passed at the end.  We finished second.  It was unfortunate that Tim (Kaeding) was DQed.  I’m not sure how much that muffler helped him.  Theirs was altered.  Whether that made a difference or not, who knows?  He took the checkered first, but post-race inspection said something different.  The way our luck’s going, maybe that’s what we needed.  It’s not how we want to win, but when you go to the bank, they don’t ask how you got it, they just ask how much you’re depositing.
What did you do to fix the car between features.
As soon as I came in after the first feature, I told Chad (Morgan) to change the steering, because I knew something was going haywire.  There wasn’t a lot of time to diagnose the problem.  Chad and Josh (Hembe) did a great job of getting it changed.  Just as we finished that, we noticed the left front radius rod was bent.  Really, we probably changed that steering gear for no reason.
You started charging forward, but came to a stop.
We were in a hurry, and for one reason or another, one of the (power steering) lines was left lose.  We had a really good start and got up to seventh, eighth or ninth.  Then I went down there and all the power steering fluid blew out of it.  It was one of those deals that happen.  It was unfortunate, but overall, it was a really good night.
This is a good week to have some more good nights!
It’s a big week.  The arm’s feeling good.  Confidence is getting back where it needs to be, and the guys are working hard.  We’ve never been to Britt, and we haven’t been to Des Moines since the early 2000’s.  It’s back to Jackson, back to Knoxville and back up to Huset’s.  Tis the season!  There are sleepless nights, but this is what we live for.  We need to make sure we’re prepared.
Brian to Appear Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Casey’s from 11 to 1
Brian and the Casey’s General Stores #21 team will be appearing at the Pleasant Hill Casey’s from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday.  They’ll be joined by the fellow Casey’s sponsored cars of Matt Moro and Craig Dollansky.
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Brian won the 2010 Jackson Nationals.  The win was based on points from two nights.  He finished second in the opener and third in the finale to take the trophy.
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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.

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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!  FVP…The Confident Solution.
Marketing Partner of the Week – Ditzfeld Transfer
Brian says – “Ditzfeld Transfer is a family deal.  Ronnie and his sons were our very first sponsor.  They haul our motors, and if I would need anything hauled across the country, I would call them first.”
Ditzfeld Transfer has been with Brian since the start of his racing career, and was his first sponsor.  The Sedalia based family owned trucking business has been in operation for over 45 years, and has a commitment to maintaining the highest level of service.  Currently, Ditzfeld Transfer utilizes more than 50 power units and 160 trailers.  To learn more about Ditzfeld Transfer, visit!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Deli Express

Founded in 1955, the E.A. Sween Company is the proud parent company for the Deli Express® Brand.  The company’s headquarters is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The 100,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the art, USDA inspected production facility that produces over one million sandwiches per week.  Today, Deli Express® is the #1 selling sandwich in convenience stores nationwide. Learn more about their history, growth and some of the people who made us them who they are today by visiting!
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Print Place, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps /, Champion Brands,  Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, Pro Shocks by Schure Built Suspension, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N,, 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, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy and Flexzilla for all their support!

Photo: Brian at Knoxville (Danny Howk Photo)
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