November 26th, 2008 - 7:40 AM
What a Year
It was a great year for Team ABF Racing. Although we didn't make it into victory lane, Brian Vickers was able to amass 2 Poles, 6 Top Fives and 8 Top Tens, all in only 12 starts!
Meanwhile, Jason Leffler was able to finish the year in the #38 Braun Racing entry in the 9th points position, with 3 Top Fives and 13 Top Ten finishes to his credit.
Time will tell what the future holds for ABF Racing and the #10 - #32 U-Pack Moving Toyota, but I wanted to take this moment in November to say how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to report on our on-track achievements this year, and to be affiliated, even in such a small way, with such an outstanding team in Braun Racing and a great company in ABF.
September 18th, 2008 - 3:12 PM
My, My What a Month!
After leaving Charlotte in May with a pole run and a top five finish, it was difficult to wait until August to see Brian Vickers pilot the ABF U-Pack Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide series again. Boy, did Brian and the entire Braun Racing Crew make up for lost time!
First up was the CarFax 250 in Michigan on August 16th. After a blistering fast qualifying lap, Vickers put the ABF Toyota in the 3rd starting spot. Although this didn't leave him much room for improvement, he managed to finish one better, and crossed the finish line in 2nd! Not a bad way to start off this three race swing.
May 29th, 2008 - 8:21 AM
ABF U-Pack / Braun Racing went into Charlotte this past weekend with guns loaded. Brian Vickers returned to the ABF U-Pack Moving #10 Camry, the super-fast Kyle Busch climbed behind the wheel of the #32 Toyota, and of course Nationwide star Jason Leffler was piloting the #38 Great Clips / ABF entry. Things looked good from the start, as all three cars were fast in both practices, with Leffler posting the fastest time in final practice, and looking to be a serious threat for the pole.
April 18th, 2008 - 10:26 AM
Bashas' Supermarkets 200
FRIDAY NIGHT – UNDER THE LIGHTS!
Friday night brought hot temperatures and even hotter action as the Nationwide series headed to the one-mile superspeedway in Phoenix for the Bashas' Supermarkets 200. Team ABF Racing headed into this weekend with a lot of anticipation. Jason Leffler, pilot of the #38 Camry, has been strong at this track in the Nationwide series, and has won on it in several other racing series. 18-year-old James Buescher made his Nationwide Series debut in Phoenix in the #32 car.
April 14th, 2008 - 10:46 AM
O'Reilly 300 at Texas
Does anyone know a "Don't Rain" dance? For the fourth time in seven races, rain made an unwelcome appearance. As a result, qualifying was cancelled so teams had only one practice session before the race. The starting lineup was once again set by points, so even though Team ABF Racing was fast during practice, with Brian Vickers posting a top five time, he and the #32 Camry started 19th and Jason Leffler in the #8 car started 14th.
April 2nd, 2008 - 1:14 PM
For what seemed like the first time this season, the weather actually cooperated as the Nationwide Series headed to the concrete superspeedway in Nashville, Tennessee. Both Jason Leffler and Denny Hamlin of Team ABF Racing were looking to bring home one of the coolest trophies on the circuit; a custom Les Paul designed Gibson guitar. Leffler already has one guitar from his first win in the 2004 Nationwide Series in Nashville. Hamlin has finished as high as third at the track, but has yet to visit Victory Lane.
March 18th, 2008 - 7:59 AM
Sharpie Mini 300
Rain Rain Go Away!!!
For the 3rd time in five weeks, weather became the biggest factor for the race weekend. Due to rain, Thursday's practice and Qualifying were once again rained out, giving Team ABF Racing only one practice before taking the green flag on Saturday, and setting the starting field by the NASCAR rulebook. This meant that even though Kyle Busch in the #32 car was fourth fastest in practice, and Jason Leffler struggled in the #38 to a 20th place speed, based on last years owner points, Jason would start the race in 8th and Kyle in 14th.
March 11th, 2008 - 9:46 AM
Team ABF Racing set their sights on the Nicorette 300 at the super-fast Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. NASCAR standout Brian Vickers piloted the #32 ABF U-Pack Toyota, while Nationwide series regular Jason Leffler was behind the wheel of the #38 Braun Racing Camry as usual. The good news is that they didn't have the rains that they had in California to contend with. The bad news is that the temperature was below freezing for much of the weekend, and qualifying was cancelled due to SNOW!!!
March 5th, 2008 - 10:05 AM
A Tough Weekend in Vegas
Team ABF Racing headed to Las Vegas this weekend, as Brian Vickers returned to the track in the #32 along with Jason Leffler, who is piloting the #38 full time for Braun Racing. Both cars were carrying ABF as an associate sponsor. While both drivers came to Vegas hoping to win big, lady luck was not on their side.
February 26th, 2008 - 2:21 PM
Headed West - Week Two California
Brian Vickers and the ABF U-Pack Toyota Camry did not compete this week. However, the #32 fielded this week by Kyle Busch, on loan from Joe Gibbs Racing, and the #38, fielded as always by Nationwide star Jason Leffler and carrying the major associate sponsorship of ABF, both took to the track for an unusual and prolonged race weekend.
This weekend's racing at California's Auto Club Speedway was pretty eventful, considering the event nearly didn't happen. Heavy rains severely limited practice time for all three NASCAR series, and led to the cancellation of qualifying for each series as well. This meant that the Craftsman Truck Series, Nationwide Series, and Sprint Cup Series would all line up based on last years points.