Published on September 24th, 2010 | by Michael J Smith1
Turner Motorsports Acquires Braun Racing
Braun racing fields three entries in the Nationwide Series, the No. 10, No. 11, No. 32, and No. 28 with drivers Kasey Kahne, Jason Leffler, Tayler Malsam, David Reutimann, Brian Scott, Reed Sorenson, Brian Vickers, and Jacques Villeneuve. They will join Turner’s existing stable of CWTS drivers,Ricky Carmichael and James Buescher.
The team plans to field three CWTS teams and three N’Wide teams next season. Driver lineups will be announced in October, but the team plans to continue to field trucks for James Buescher and Ricky Carmichael. They will operate out of Braun Racing’s race shop. Todd Braun, and other members from Braun Racing will be a part of Turner Motorsports’ team going forward.
Turner Motorsports owner Steve Turner said:
We are really excited about expanding Turner Motorsports into to the Nationwide Series. We have been looking at ways to grow our team structure to provide additional sponsorship opportunities for our partners and to create new opportunities for our drivers. It became apparent that we could accomplish those goals by making a deal with Todd Braun and purchasing select assets of Braun Racing. … We are dedicated to making our Nationwide teams ultra-competitive. With the introduction of the Nationwide Series’ new car, we know that success will require a significant upgrade in infrastructure, technology and financial commitment. Going head-to-head in this series with teams like Joe Gibbs Racing and Penske Racing, we know that it will take a total commitment and we are prepared to make that commitment.