Colin Braun belongs alongside Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal and Joey Logano to the great young talents in American motorsports. He is currently active as a full-time driver for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
The relatively young brown can already look back on an amazing career. The age of six he began to drive with Quarter Midgets race. At eight, he went kart racing in the U.S., Japan, Italy and France. At 14 moved in the Formula Renault 2003 and won the U.S. championship. In 2004 he moved into Formula 2000 and was re- masters.
In 2005 he took 16 years participated in the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche 996 GT3 and was the same year the youngest driver in the history of the IMSA, who was ever at the start of a conference organized by the U.S. racing organization racing series.
This record he surpassed 2007. At the age of 17 years, nine months and seven days, he won the Rolex Daytona Prototype Series On the 250 - mile race at Daytona, when he the team Krohn Racing was at the wheel of a Ford - Crawford. He is the youngest driver in the history of American racing, has won a race in a major racing series. In Europe, he cared for records. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, he reached in the LMGT 2 class on a Ferrari F 430 GT second place. It is thus also in Le Mans the youngest driver who stood on the podium since the first race in 1923.
Since 2007, Brown stands at NASCAR Roush Fenway Racing team under contract. He completed his first stock car race in the same year, when he went into the ARCA Racing Series at the Gateway International Raceway at the start. As with all other stages of his career, he was able to convince immediately in stock car racing. Good results in the first race in the ARCA Racing Series gave him the opportunity to participate in higher divisions of stock car racing.
On 20 October 2007 he was on the Martinsville Speedway NASCAR Craftsman Truck his Series debut, but had to retire early due to an accident. A week later, on 27 October 2007, Brown started for the first time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the second-highest division of NASCAR. However, his debut race in this series, which took place at the Memphis Motorsports Park, he could only finish in 30th place. In November 2007 it was announced that Brown would take over in 2008 as a full-time driver the control of the Fords with the number 6 in the Craftsman Truck Series.
In the course of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 2008 season he could get four times so far in the top -10 finish his Ford. His best finish was a third place finish in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway said. In the Nationwide Series race at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City Brown became the first pole of his NASCAR career, but he finished the race with three laps down to rank 33 When Kroger 200 he drove from pole position in second place.