Robertson Racing has added NASCAR and sports car driver Colin Braun to its lineup for this season's American Le Mans Series endurance events in place of Rob Bell.
The 22-year-old American will race alongside David Murry and Anthony Lazzaro in the squad's No. 04 Ford GT at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 19 and the 10-hour/1000-mile Petit Le Mans championship finale at Road Atlanta on Oct. 1. He will also be the car's designated third driver during this June's Le Mans 24 Hours, should the team's second entry be promoted from the reserve list.
Braun has raced in NASCAR's Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series as well as having extensive Grand-Am prototype and GT experience. His ALMS career began at Sebring in 2007 at the age of 18 before going on to claim a runner-up finish in GT2 at Le Mans later that year.
“Sebring is such a special race so I'm really excited and looking forward to it," said Braun. "The opportunity to run with Robertson Racing and the Ford GT in particular – it's just such an iconic car – means it's going to be a lot of fun. I jumped at the chance knowing how great the team is, especially now they're running with Michelin tires, and I think there's a lot of potential for a strong result.“That I've raced at Sebring before is also going to be a big help. It's a tough place to learn so I'm really excited to be going back. We'll also be testing again there before the race, which will be a useful refresher. I know how hard the team is working to prepare the cars and they have clearly taken a step forward in terms of performance over the winter. I'm sure we can get a strong result.”