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Colin Braun

2024 Driver


Birthdate: September 22, 1988

Birthplace: Ovalo, Texas

Residence: Charlotte, North Carolina

Family: Married to Melissa, Father to Roczen

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Hobbies: Flying airplanes, iRacing, cycling, motorcycles, karting, and old cars

About Colin Braun

Four-time Rolex 24 winner, Colin Braun, has carved his way around racetracks from the U.S. to Asia and many places in between. Colin’s passion for racing began at an early age growing up

in a racing family in his hometown of Ovalo, Texas. From the first time he commanded the wheel of a go-kart with his father’s coaching, it was clear Colin’s future would involve anything with four tires and a motor.


At just 16 Colin made his road racing debut at one of sportscar racing’s crown jewels, the Rolex 24 Hour race in Daytona. The following year he became the youngest driver to race in the top-tier Prototype class at just 17. And in 2006 Colin was the youngest driver ever to place on the podium at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans finishing second.


Prior to returning to Sports Car racing full-time, the standout made the move to oval racing when NASCAR’s top team, Roush Fenway Racing, and Ford came calling in 2007. Competing in NASCAR’s Truck and Nationwide Series’ Colin accrued wins, poles and Rookie-of-the-Year honors.


Colin’s sports car career is a decorated one that includes wins at the famed Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring, and Six Hours of Watkins Glen events. With a nod to his former NASCAR days, he’s credited with turning the fastest lap around the Daytona International Speedway oval at

222.971mph in the Ford Ecoboost-powered Daytona Prototype machine with Michael Shank Racing. Hand-picked by Ford, Colin’s 40.364-second lap broke Bill Elliott’s previous record carving out another career milestone.


The 2023 season stood out as a remarkable chapter for Colin, who joined Meyers Shank Racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTP class with co-driver, Tom Blomqvist. In his 19th consecutive Rolex 24 start, Colin combined with Tom, Helio Castroneves, and Simon Pagenaud to win the overall, his fourth career Rolex 24 win.


The team bookended the season with a win at Petit Le Mans, Colins first at the iconic race. In Fanatec GT World Challenge America Pro-Am competition, Colin once again partnered with George Kurtz and CrowdStrike Racing. The duo claimed an impressive six class wins and the championship in the Riley Motorsports prepared No. 04 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo. With the help of APR Racing, the team also captured a LMP2 class win at the famed 24 Hours of LeMans as well as a win at the first round of Asian LeMans Series competition. This extraordinary year earned him Driver-of-the-Year accolades from


In 2024, Colin will return to SRO competition with Kurtz and CrowdStrike Racing and join the team in the IMSA series for LMP2 competition seeking championships in both series.


Career Highlights:

  • Has won four 24 Hours of Daytona; the 12 Hours of Sebring; the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen; Petit Le Mans, multiple IMSA Championships as well as a class win at the 24 Hours of Le

  • Mans. 20 IMSA WeatherTech poles and 26 IMSA WeatherTech wins.


  • 2023 Rolex 24 Hour overall winner in his 19th consecutive start. The first GTP win at the historic race.


  • 2023 GT World Challenge America Pro-Am champion backed up by six wins.


  • 2022 IMSA LMP3 Champion and back-to-back IMSA PC Champion in 2015 and 2016 with CORE Autosport. Finished second in overall IMSA Dpi Championship points in 2018.


  • Participated in an exhibition event, at Ford’s request, resulting in the fastest lap ever recorded at Daytona International Speedway (222.971 mph); the fastest FIA world record 10-kilometer lap (203.010 mph) (standing start); and the fastest FIA world record 10-mile lap (210.017 mph) (standing start).


  • Multiple wins, pole awards and fastest race laps in the IMSA, ALMS, and SRO race series.


  • Youngest driver to stand on the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans finishing second in 2007.


  • Ford/Roush Fenway development driver.


  • Multiple NASCAR Nationwide Series pole positions.


  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner, multiple pole awards, and Rookie-of-the-Year.


  • Has raced around the world in countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France, England, Monaco, and Japan.

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