Colin Braun will be aiming to win the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in the championship’s last season before a merged sports car series takes its place for 2013.

American Braun faces added pressure to his title challenge for 2013 as he joins CORE autosport, ALMS champions for the past two years.

“To get three championships in a row is a tall order for sure.” explained Braun “I think if anyone can do it, CORE autosport certainly has the knowledge and experience. I think we need to keep doing what we’ve been doing and stay true to the fundamentals of what CORE was built around and make sure we’re there at the end of these races and never count ourselves out and always work to keep getting quicker.”

Alongside his ALMS drive, Braun will be in Rolex Sports Car Series action this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) alongside Jon Bennett in the #77 Ford Dallara. The event at COTA will see Braun tackle his new home circuit for the first time.

“I am very much looking forward to going back to Texas to race.” continued Braun “When I was in NASCAR, racing in Dallas/Ft. Worth was always a lot of fun and brought back a lot of great memories of Texas, where I grew up. Racing again in COTA will do the same. Coming home to race is always great, although with how large Texas is, I won’t be staying at my house!”