Birthdate September 22, 1988
Hometown Ovalo, Texas
Residence Charlotte, North Carolina
2014 – 2016 Two-time WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge Driver Champion; 19 podiums with wins at Daytona, Sebring, Kansas, Watkins Glen, Mosport and COTA. 2014 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup PC Driver Champion and TOTAL Pole Award winner for most PC pole positions. Three podium finishes in debut Red Bull Global Rallycross season. / 2012 – 2013 Finished 5th and 2nd, respectively, in ALMS PC driver championship; 7 podiums and wins at Mazda Raceway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Long Beach, Lime Rock Park and VIRginia International Raceway / 2007 – 2011 NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series; 84 starts, 1 win, 13 top-5 finishes, 7 pole positions; 2008 ROY, Camping World Truck Series / 2007 2nd in class at 24 Hours of Le Mans, youngest driver to finish on podium / 2005 – 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports car series; 35 starts, 2 wins, 11 podium finishes, 3 pole positions / Has driven quarter-midgets, karts, open-wheel, stock cars and sports cars in varying levels of competition; multiple victories and championships
At only 26 years old, professional race car driver Colin Braun already has a remarkable 22 years of racing experience – and 100-plus podium finishes – under his belt. A native of Ovalo, Texas, Colin grew-up in a racing family and from the beginning there was little doubt about the direction of Colin’s career path. From his days in Quarter Midgets all the way through NASCAR and the top levels of sports car racing, Colin has consistently demonstrated that he has all the makings of becoming one of the sport’s biggest stars.
What makes Colin’s 22 years of racing experience unique is that he has driven essentially everything with four-wheels and an engine. In everything from go-karts, formula car feeder series, legendary endurance sports car races and even the NASCAR Truck and Nationwide Series, Colin has excelled. He has captured multiple championships, race wins, and “Rookie-of-the-Year” awards as he ascended to the top levels of the sport. In October 2013, Colin set the 10K and 10-mile land speed records driving a Michael Shank Racing Ford EcoBoost/Riley Daytona Prototype at Daytona International Speedway.
Powerhouse NASCAR teams such as Roush-Fenway Racing and manufacturers such as Ford have hand-picked Colin to compete in their cars and represent their brands.
Since joining CORE autosport, Braun has been crowned the 2014 and 2015 IMSA Prototype Challenge Driver Champion, the 2014 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup PC Driver Champion and the 2014 TOTAL Pole Award winner in PC. In his Red Bull Global Rallycross debut season (2016) he earned three podium finishes.