#36 NASCAR Team News and Links


OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS

Tommy Baldwin Racing
Reed Sorenson
140 Buzz (PR)

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS

Golden Corral (4 races)
Theme Park Connection (4 races)
Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix (4 races)
FLASR (PIR - Nov)
Accell Construction (TMS - Nov)
Red Rocks Cafe (CMS - May)
Savage Outdoors TV (CMS - May)
Beef Jerky Outlet of the Carolinas (CMS - May)
Delaware Office of Highway Safety "Click It or Ticket" campaign (Dover)

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Tommy Baldwin Racing - Facebook
Tommy Baldwin Racing - Twitter
Tommy Baldwin - Twitter
Reed Sorenson - Facebook
Reed Sorenson - Twitter
DEHighwaySafe

STATISTICS

Reed Sorenson - ESPN
Reed Sorenson - RacingReference.info

MORE INFO on the JAYSKI site about teams/drivers

#36 2014 paint schemes
#36 2013 paint schemes
Paint Scheme Gallery
Driver Appearances
Team Address/Contact

  • Golden Corral (4 races) is scheduled to be the sponsor at the following races in 2014:
    Daytona - 2/23
    Talladega - 5/4
    Daytona - 7/5
    Talladega - 10/19

  • Theme Park Connection (4 races) is scheduled to be the sponsor at the following races in 2014:
    Pocono - 6/8
    Michigan - 6/15
    Sonoma - 6/22
    Kentucky - 6/28

  • Zing Zang Bloody Mary (4 races) is scheduled to be the sponsor at the following races in 2014:
    Indianapolis - 7/27
    Charlotte - 10/11
    Talladega - 10/19
    Martinsville - 10/26

  • Accell Construction (1 race) is scheduled to be the sponsor at the following races in 2014:
    Texas - 11/2

  • FLASR (1 race) is scheduled to be the sponsor at the following races in 2014:
    Phoenix - 11/9

  • Contract Status: Driver: 2014; Primary Sponsors: ?


#36 Team News and Rumors
(NOTE: some older links may not work)

  • Todd Parrott hired by Richard Childress Racing: Richard Childress Racing has hired industry veteran and championship-winning crew chief Todd Parrott as its Competition Director for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, effective immediately. Parrott brings a wealth of experience to RCR with 20 years as a crew chief in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition. During that time, he won 31 races while earning 144 top-five and 230 top-10 finishes. Through a span of 606 starts, he also led teams to 23 pole awards and finished in the top-five driver points standings six times. His best season was in 1999 when he led Dale Jarrett to the Sprint Cup championship. Parrott, 50, is a native of Charlotte, N.C. and followed in the footsteps of his father, Buddy Parrott, who won 49 races in 511 Sprint Cup Series starts during a 22-year career. The second-generation crew chief will report to Dr. Eric Warren, Director of Competition for RCR.(RCR), In 2014, Parrott was the crew chief for Reed Sorenson in Tommy Baldwin Racing's Sprint Cup Series #36 Chevy.(12-13-2014)

  • Feed the Children Joins TBR and Sorenson at Homestead: Feed the Children has joined forces with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) for the 2014 season finale this weekend at Homestead. Feed the Children will adorn the #36 Chevy driven by Reed Sorenson. "The Feed the Children program is near and dear to my heart," said Tommy Baldwin, owner of TBR. "They've done great things for individuals all over the world, including my hometown of Long Island. We're proud to bring them with us to Homestead and raise awareness for such a fantastic cause."
    "Feed the Children is proud to partner with Tommy and his team. Their support has been invaluable," said Kevin Hagan, President and CEO of Feed the Children. "Every day, hunger robs children of the chance to be kids. Through the support of organizations like TBR, we are not only able to bring food to kids across the world, but also give them the opportunity to just be kids." Hirzel Canning Company & Farms, a valued partner of Feed the Children, will be featured on the quarter panels of the Chevy.(TBR), image of the scheme on the #36 Team Schemes page.(11-12-2014)

  • Accell Construction to sponsor #36: Reed Sorenson's #36 Chevy has a new look this weekend but with a familiar name to Tommy Baldwin Racing fans. Accell Construction has added to their 2014 schedule to sponsor Sorenson at this weekend's AAA 500 at Texas. A longtime partner of Tommy Baldwin Racing, Accell Construction sponsored Michael Annett's #7 Chevy in four races earlier this season. "Steve Todhunter and Accell Construction have been an important part of TBR for many years," said team owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. "Steve has a passion for NASCAR and has seen the benefits of how sponsorship can help a business."
    "We are happy to be back on the 36 car," said Accell Construction owner Steve Todhunter. "That's where we got our start with TBR and we are looking forward to heading to Texas Motor Speedway with Reed. Being from Oklahoma, this is our home track, we are proud to represent the Pipeline Terminal Construction Industry in NASCAR.(TBR)(10-31-2014)

  • Sorenson picks up Phoenix sponsor: FLASR, the 4-oz. pocketsize, portable spittoon, will join NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Reed Sorenson and his #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing team as the primary sponsor partner for the Cup Series race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, from Nov. 7-9. The race will take place Sunday, Nov. 9. "It means a great deal to us that FLASR will join us for Phoenix," said Sorenson. "This group of guys at TBR have been working hard on the #36 car all season and for someone like FLASR to join us is proof that we're doing what is needed to attract good partners. Now, it's on us to make sure we give the FLASR folks a great race."(Tommy Baldwin Racing), see an image of the car on the #36 team paint schemes page.(10-21-2014)

  • Zing Zang returns to the #36: Coming off another solid race weekend at Kansas Speedway, Reed Sorenson and the #36 team are preparing to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Back with Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix in a three-race stretch, Sorenson will be in the black and green Zing Zang colors for Charlotte, Talladega and Martinsville race weekends. Sporting an updated design on the car, the Zing Zang Chevrolet has touches on pink in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month.(Tommy Baldwin Racing), see an image of the car on the #36 team paint schemes page.(10-9-2014)

  • Tommy Baldwin Jr. and Steve Park form American Muscle Driving Experience: Two of the most successful motorsports professionals to come out of the northeast have blended their wealth of knowledge to develop the most unique driving experience anywhere in the country. New York natives, Tommy Baldwin, Jr. and Steve Park, announce the creation of The American Muscle Driving Experience. Headquartered at the famed Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park and Golf Club, the program offers three customizable skill levels to advance through utilizing everything from high-performance American muscle cars to authentic race-ready professional stock cars. The program utilizes professional motorsport vehicle data acquisition systems to minimize the learning curve, allowing participants to advance their skills quicker than any other driving school. The program's custom data acquisition systems record driver inputs such as throttle, steering, and braking; along with other vehicle parameters such as engine RPM, vehicle speed, and accelerations. GPS and video-overlay technology is also used to map out racing lines and to make comparisons to our professional instructors. The American Muscle Driving Experience will also host several of the top racing drivers in the country. Participants will not only get to meet and ask questions to these special guest instructors, they will also get to see comparisons of driving data to the professional driver in the same vehicle and can even go for a ride-a-long experience at full racing speeds. Look for the American Muscle Car Driving Experience on Reed Sorenson's Sprint Cup Series #36 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend and at Dover International Speedway on September 28th.(140 BUZZ)(9-18-2014)

  • Bobby Labonte Joins Tommy Baldwin Racing for the Brickyard 400: 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte joins Tommy Baldwin Racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 this weekend. Labonte will be piloting the #37 Chey, sponsored by Accell Construction. Accell Construction has been a partner of Tommy Baldwin Racing since 2009 and acts as a primary sponsor on the #7 of Michael Annett for six races throughout the year. "I am excited to have Bobby Labonte come on board this weekend at Indy," team owner Tommy Baldwin said. "Bobby and I are good friends, and I know that his experience both on and off the track will bring a lot of great information to everyone at Tommy Baldwin Racing. I'm looking forward to seeing the impact Bobby will have, and great Brickyard 400."
    "I am thankful for the opportunity given to me by Tommy, getting to run my 21st race at the Brickyard means a lot to me," said Labonte. "Jeff Gordon and I are the only active drivers to run all the races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and I am glad to continue that quest with TBR."(TBR), this will be Labonte's 3rd Cup start of 2013. He ran the Daytona 500 in the #52 HScott Motorsports Chevy and at Daytona in July, running the #33 Thunder Coal Chevy for Circle Sport. See an image of the car on the #37 Team Schemes page.(7-24-2014)

  • Sorenson gets four race sponsor: Tommy Baldwin Racing welcomes Zing Zang Bloody Mary for the first time in the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season. Zing Zang Bloody Mary will sponsor the #36 Chevy of Reed Sorenson in four high-profile races this season: Indianapolis on July 27, Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 11, Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 19 and Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 26. The #36 of Sorenson will sport a bright green and black paint scheme to align with Zing Zang Bloody Mary's bright, fresh ingredients used in their flavorful mixes. Zing Zang Bloody Mary, their flagship mix, is one of the most popular Bloody Mary Mixes in North America.(TBR/140 Buzz), see an image of the car on the #36 team paint schemes page.(7-22-2014)

  • Golden Corral returns to the #36: Tommy Baldwin Racing heads to Daytona International Speedway this weekend and primary sponsor Golden Corral is hoping to give away free meals to kids across the country if Reed Sorenson finishes in the Top-10 on Saturday night. Golden Corral restaurants will offer a one-day Top 10 Kids Eat Free promotion on the following Monday, July 7th. The offer: Kids Eat Free with the purchase of an adult buffet at regular price (limit 2 kids meals per adult buffet purchased). In celebration of the July 4th holiday weekend, Sorenson will continue to represent our nation's colors through a new patriotic paint scheme as Tommy Baldwin Racing wraps up their Salute the Troops campaign. The car design includes the Camp Corral logo. Camp Corral provides a fun, summer camp experience for children (ages 8 to 15) of military service members who have been injured or who have fallen while protecting our freedom. Golden Corral is the founding sponsor of Camp Corral and guests at their restaurants across the country have already donated over $1.5 million to Camp Corral this year.(TBR), see an image of the car on the #36 team paint schemes page.(7-3-2014)

  • NASCAR An American Salute Partnership Continues with TBR: For the 2014 NASCAR An American Salute, the Armed Forces Foundation and Tommy Baldwin Racing have partnered together for "Salute the Troops." For the Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, the #36 Chevy driven by Reed Sorenson will feature the AFF's logo on the car's rear quarter panel. The logo has been displayed at every race since (and including) the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and will continue through the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona on 4th of July weekend. Tommy Baldwin Racing and Chevrolet have already donated 60,000 minutes of calling cards for service members to call their loved ones while deployed. Fans can participate by signing "Thank You" cards at the Chevrolet display from now until the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.(AFF)(6-22-2104)

  • Theme Park Connection to sponsor Sorenson for three more races: After last weekend's fast paced ride at Pocono Raceway, Theme Park Connection has re-signed to be the primary sponsor on the #36 Chevy driven by Reed Sorenson. TPC has joined with Tommy Baldwin Racing to help Salute the Troops through giving away an all-expenses paid, 5-day Disney cruise. Fans can nominate a deserving military family by sending a video or letter to Tommy Baldwin Racing's or Theme Park Connection's Facebook page. In addition to being the primary sponsor at Michigan this weekend, TPC will also be on board the #36 for Sonoma, and Kentucky.
    General Manager Brian Ramsey commented,"Theme Park Connection's sponsorship of Reed has been a great boost for our company. We are trying to get the #36 Theme Park Connection Chey a solid finish while supporting the troops. We are looking forward to meeting the military guests joining us this weekend through the Armed Forces Foundation."(TBR), seeing images of the car on the #36 Team Schemes page.(6-13-2014)

  • #36 debuts new sponsor at Pocono: Jumping on board the #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy of Reed Sorenson is Theme Park Connection, a Disney, Entertainment, and NASCAR memorabilia company. TPC will be running a special patriotic paint scheme, to join TBR in Saluting the Troops. In addition, Theme Park Connection will be offering a 10% discount for all fans on a future purchase either online or in stores, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Armed Forces Foundation. TBR announced that Theme Park Connection will be joining their "Salute the Troops Campaign." Theme Park Connection launched a vacation getaway promotion on Friday, June 6, where one lucky military family will win a 5-day all-expenses paid Disney Cruise vacation. Family and friends can nominate a family by submitting a video clip or email telling us why their servicemen should win. Entries can be submitted to Tommy Baldwin Racing's Facebook page or through the the Theme Park Connection Facebook page via private message. A panel of judges will then choose the best nomination, and the winner of the vacation. The winning family will announced on race day at Kentucky Speedway.(TBR/140Buzz), see images of the car/scheme on the #36 Team Schemes page.(6-8-2014)

  • Click It Or Ticket on the #36: Reed Sorenson and the #36 Delaware Office of Highway Safety Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy are ready to tame Miles the Monster this weekend at Dover International Speedway. The #36 will be supporting the DOHS's "Click It Or Ticket" campaign whose emphasis is on saving lives through enforcement of the seat belt law in Delaware. When a car is stopped for seat belt violations the driver is the one who receives the ticket in Delaware. This encourages drivers to make sure that all of their passengers are buckled up before they even start on their journey.(140 Buzz/TBR), see an image of the car on the #36 team paint schemes page.(5-29-2014)

  • Sorenson get Pocono sponsor: Tommy Baldwin Racing announced a partnership with Theme Park Connection starting at Pocono Raceway through Daytona International Speedway. TPC will be the primary sponsor for the #36 Chevy of Reed Sorenson on June 8, 2014 at Pocono. They will continue their partnership with TBR as an associate sponsor through the July 5, 2014 race at Daytona. The primary sponsorship will consist of a patriotic paint scheme to honor TBR's "Salute the Troops" campaign. For over a decade, Theme Park Connection has been America's online choice for Disney Collectibles and Movie Memorabilia. They specialize in rare and unique items found in the Parks and Attractions from around the world. Now NASCAR fans can benefit from their extensive experience in providing that one of a kind collectible, and own their favorite piece of history.(140 BUZZ/TBR), see an image of the car on the #36 team paint schemes page.(5-27-2014)

  • Savage Outdoor TV Joins TBR at Charlotte: Tommy Baldwin Racing announced that Savage Outdoors TV has joined the #36 team with Reed Sorenson for the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Savage Outdoors TV is one of the premier big game hunting shows in the hunting industry. The show airs on The Sportsman Channel in the Realtree Hunting Camp Block on Tuesday nights at 10:00pm/et. Host Jamie Satterfield commented, "The Savage crew; Mike, Jacob, Uncle Randy and I are in the hunting camp and ready for racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. So let's lock and load, let the 36 car launch on Sunday! "
    "We are glad to have Savage Outdoors TV come on board the #36 Chevrolet this weekend," team owner Tommy Baldwin commented. "It's great to have Jamie and his family on board, especially in a sport who's fan base loves the outdoors. Naturally it was a great fit."(TBR)(5-26-2014)

  • Beef Jerky Outlet Concord Partners with TBR to "Salute the Troops": Tommy Baldwin Racing announced a new supporter in our "Salute the Troops" campaign beginning this week. The Beef Jerky Outlet of the Carolinas (Concord, NC) will be an associate sponsor on Reed Sorenson's #36 Chevy during the Coca-Cola 600. Beef Jerky Outlet shoppers now have the opportunity to sign "Thank You" cards that we will be sent to troops overseas. Store owner Lisa Adams is also offering a discount, where you can buy one bag of jerky and receive 50% off a second bag of equal or lesser value, which they will send to troops overseas. The Adams store is a regular supporter of the armed forces, offering a discount to military members past or present with the presence of a military ID. With the support of the Armed Forces Foundation and Chevrolet, the "Salute the Troops" campaign was launched to give back to those who have sacrificed for our freedom. Fans can sign the "Thank You" cards at the Chevrolet display from now until the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speed. Chevrolet has donated a total of 60,000 minutes of calling cards to be distributed.(TBR)(5-21-2014)

  • Armed Forces Foundation and Chevy Join TBR's "Salute the Troops" Campaign: Tommy Baldwin Racing announced they have partnered with the Armed Forces Foundation and Chevrolet to "Salute the Troops." The Armed Forces Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to supporting and advocating for active-duty military personnel, national guardsmen, reservists, military families, and veterans. The AFF returns 95 cents of every dollar raised to service members and their families through our programs. Since 2001, the AFF has provided more than $95 million in assistance by covering travel, hotel rooms, home mortgages, car payments and everyday bills for families to be able to stay at their loved ones' sides during treatment and recovery from wounds suffered during war. "I appreciate the sacrifice these men and woman make for our country, which allows our team the freedom to go racing," said #7-Michael Annett. "I'm honored to take part in this campaign recognizing the effort that our troops give."
    In addition to partnering with the Armed Forces Foundation, Chevrolet has also signed on to help give back to those who have sacrificed. Tommy Baldwin Racing is encouraging the effort through asking fans to write "Thank You" notes. Fans can participate by going to Chevrolet display stands located at the track, where they will have collection boxes set up. Fans can write and then drop their notes into the provided boxes.
    Chevy is donating 60,000 minutes of calling time to our troops and 1,000 servicemen and women will be randomly selected to get a 60-minute calling card. The program, which kicks off with All-Star race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will run through the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in July on Independence Day weekend. "I am excited to be partnering with the Armed Forces Foundation and Chevrolet for our upcoming "Salute the Troops" campaign. I think it is a great, easy, fun way for everyone to give back to our servicemen and women," said Reed Sorenson, driver of the #36 TBR Chevrolet SS. "I think it's awesome that Chevy has joined us, and is going to donate calling cards. I hope the fans stops out at the displays sometime during the race weekends, and sign a letter to help us make this a success."
    "I'm very proud of our team for their support of the Armed Forces Foundation," said team owner Tommy Baldwin. "Saying thank you is something we often take for granted and on behalf of TBR, we salute the men and women who have served our country."
    "We're honored to partner with Tommy Baldwin Racing for the "Salute the Troops" initiative," said AFF President Patricia Driscoll. "The NASCAR community's commitment to our military is unprecedented in sports and a simple thank you goes a long way in honoring our nation's finest men and women."(TBR)(5-15-2014)

  • Delaware Office of Highway Safety Returns to sponsor the #36 at Dover: Tommy Baldwin Racing announced that the Delaware Office of Highway Safety for the 2014 season. The DOHS will be returning to the #36 Chevy of Reed Sorenson for Dover International Speedway's first race on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The #36 of Sorenson will sport a patriotic paint scheme to align with NASCAR's American Salute campaign and Tommy Baldwin Racing's own Salute the Troops campaign. During this campaign, fans will be encouraged to write a 'Thank You' letter to send to our military members overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, the DOHS patriotic paint scheme is a way for the state of Delaware to say thank you, and remind the troops that their service is greatly appreciated.
    The DOHS is currently participating in the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign that enforces seat belt laws. Delaware law requires drivers and all passengers, including those in the back seat, to wear a seat belt. An officer can pull over a driver if he sees any person in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt, even if there is no other violation. The ticket, which goes to the driver no matter who is unbuckled in the vehicle, totals $83.50. "As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it's important that everyone buckles up every time they go out, both day and night - no excuses," said Jana Simpler, Director for the Office of Highway Safety. "Delaware law enforcement officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt - Click It or Ticket."(TBR), see an image of the scheme on the #36 Team Schemes page.(5-16-2014)

  • 300th start for Bowyer; 200th for Sorenson: In Saturday night's 5-hour ENERGY 400, #15-Clint Bowyer will make his 300th Sprint Cup Series start. Over the first 299, he has tallied eight wins, 52 top fives and 140 top 10s - and made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup five times in his eight full-time seasons, including 2012 when he finished second in championship points. Bowyer will look to become the first driver to win in his 300th start since ... Denny Hamlin on Sunday at Talladega.
    AND: #36-Reed Sorenson will be making a milestone career start this weekend; his 200th in the series.(NASCAR)(5-9-2014)

  • Golden Corral returns to the #36: For the second time this season, Golden Corral is back onboard the #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy of Reed Sorenson at Talladega Superspeedway. "I am looking forward to having Golden Corral back on board my No. 36 Chevrolet this weekend at Talladega," Sorenson commented. "We had a great run back in February with Golden Corral and were up front for most of the night. A top 10 would be great for our team, then kids would get to eat free on Monday."(TBR), see images of the car on #36 Team Schemes page.(5-3-2014)

  • Teams to test at Martinsville: Motor Racing Network's Dustin Long, reported that #7-Michael Annett and #36-Reed Sorenson of Tommy Baldwin Racing will be testing with #47-A.J. Allmendinger and the JTG Daugherty Racing team next Tuesday and Wednesday at Martinsville Speedway.(3-14-2014).

  • Sorenson Prepares for Daytona 500 Debut with TBR: Tommy Baldwin Racing welcomes back Golden Corral as the primary sponsor of Reed Sorenson's #36 Chevy for the Daytona 500. Also joining TBR and the #36 crew is championship winning Crew Chief Todd Parrott. Parrott has several notable wins under his belt, including two Daytona 500 wins. Together Sorenson and Parrott are looking to take the #36 Golden Corral Chevy to a Top 10, so children will eat for free on Monday. "It's great to have Golden Corral back on board the #36 again with us this season," said team owner Tommy Baldwin. "We have spent a lot of time in the off season making sure we got these cars ready, I believe we can compete with the top teams out there this weekend."(TBR)(2-21-2014)

  • Yeley says he has a 2014 Cup ride UPDATE: J.J. Yeley, who drove the #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy in 2013 posted on his Facebook that he has a 2014 Sprint Cup Series ride, but didn't say if full-time or which team. Reed Sorenson was named the driver of the #36 ride on Tuesday.(2-6-2014)
    UPDATE: Xxxtreme Motorsport announced renewed efforts to their Sprint Cup Series program and the 2014 NASCAR season. Beginning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9 the team will set out to compete full-time with J.J. Yeley as their new driver. "We've switched from Ford to Chevrolet and we're going out to complete full races," team owner John Cohen said. "It's a new team effort we've never shown before as far as running the full season." Yeley will pilot the team's #44 Chevrolet. "JJ and I have been friends since I came to NASCAR, we've always mentioned working together if we could. This opportunity came about when he mentioned he was available for this season and I knew that he was the driver to take our team to the next level. We've always said if we could do something together it would be pretty special," Cohen said. "JJ and I got together and we're going to try and do something special in 2014 and beyond." Xxxtreme Motorsport debuted back in the fall of 2012 with David Reutimann at Phoenix. Scott Riggs drove for the company during the 2013 season. Walter Giles will remain the team's crew chief while a sponsor will be announced before The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.(140 Buzz)(2-13-2014)

  • Sorenson to drive the #36? UPDATE: hearing that Reed Sorenson will be the driver of the #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy in 2014.(2-3-2014)
    UPDATE: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) announced that it will field the #36 Chevrolet SS with Reed Sorenson behind the wheel for the full 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season. Team owner Tommy Baldwin and newly hired crew chief Todd Parrott made the decision to bring Sorenson, the 27-year-old seasoned NASCAR driver, on board to assist in building the team and taking it to the next level. Sorenson is excited to get back into the Sprint Cup Series full time. "I will give them everything I've got to perform well," Sorenson said. "I'm confident with Todd's winning resume along with Tommy's accomplishments; it's going to lead to great things for this team. I'm thankful for TBR and all of their partners for allowing me to be their driver. I'm looking forward to helping TBR build on what they have already achieved and to help make the team better than they ever have been."
    Baldwin noted that he's impressed with Sorenson's resume and feels he's the right guy for the job. "It's cool to have Reed on board driving the #36. I've looked at his statistics and was really surprised at how well he's done," Baldwin said. "It's taken six years to get where we are now and the #36 car is only two or three years into it so, we're slowly building that and we're excited to have Reed on board with his experience at such a young age and ability to provide sound feedback to help us do that."(TBR)(2-4-2014)

  • Tommy Baldwin Racing Hires Parrott as Crew Chief: Tommy Baldwin Racing announces the hiring of Todd Parrott as the Crew Chief for the #36 Chevy for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season. Parrott, a well known name in the garage, has been with multiple teams within the industry for over 20 years, making his debut as a Crew Chief in 1995 with Robert Yates Racing. Following in his father Buddy's footstep, who was inducted into the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Parrott has achieved several accomplishments in NASCAR. Winning a Championship in 1999 with NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett, Todd has gone on to become the third most winning active Crew Chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage, with 31 wins, including two Daytona 500's and two Brickyard 400's.
    "I'm glad to get back to the sport I love, and I've missed," said Parrott. "I'm looking forward to working with Tommy, Bono, Michael, and the driver of the #36. I'm hoping to try and build this team into something bigger and better. I'm humbled. I'm going to continue to do what I know how to do and just try to make racecars go fast. I'm tickled to be here."
    Team owner Tommy Baldwin also commented, "We at TBR are excited to take another step and grow our company with Todd Parrott. He will be a great addition to the team. I think it's important for everyone in this sport to have a second chance. Todd has earned that right by handling everything as a professional, by going through the NASCAR mandated recovery process. He has two Daytona 500 wins, and a Championship, which has earned him his right in the industry, and we are proud to have him on board to help take the #36 to a new level."(TBR), hearing former crew chief Joe Lax is no longer with TBR.(2-3-2014)

  • UME Finishes the Season with TBR: Tommy Baldwin Racing welcomes back United Mining Equipment aboard the #36 Chevy as they look to end the season as strong as they started. UME has been a primary sponsor on board the #36 with JJ Yeley for several races throughout the 2013 season, including Charlotte, where they ran a special Breast Cancer Awareness paint scheme.(TBR)(11-16-2013)

  • Milestone starts at Texas: #16-Greg Biffle and #1-Jamie McMurray will both make Sprint Cup Series start No. 400 this weekend at Texas. #36-J.J. Yeley will make his 200th start.(NASCAR)(10-31-2013)

  • Yeley and United Mining Equipment Go Pink at Charlotte: Thinking pink in honor of breast cancer awareness, the #36 United Mining Chevrolet has turned a beautiful shade of pink in support of breast cancer awareness month. Teaming up with Susan G Komen, Tommy Baldwin Racing is proud to be sporting a paint scheme this weekend as we race under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We are so honored to have NASCAR Driver JJ Yeley sporting a pink paint scheme on his car this weekend, and are grateful to Tommy Baldwin Racing and UME for their support of this initiative, said Susan G. Komen Director of Corporate Relations, Carrie Glasscock. "JJ's involvement with Komen is his way of honoring the women in his life and also helps raise awareness amongst both male and female NASCAR fans, on and off the track. We encourage all NASCAR fans to visit komen.org and to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed about breast cancer."
    Driver JJ Yeley commented, "I am excited to get behind the wheel of my #36 United Mining/Susan G Komen Chevrolet this weekend. We have a pretty cool paint scheme, and couldn't have teamed up with a better organization than Susan G. Komen to help raise awareness about breast cancer. This weekends race I will be supporting not only my mother-in-law Karen, who is a survivor, but my daughter Faith, who I hope one day will live in a world without cancer. I am looking forward to getting out on the track and continuing the push to finish out the rest of the season strong for everyone at Tommy Baldwin Racing."
    "All the employees of UME are pleased to join Tommy Baldwin Racing, JJ Yeley, Kristen Yeley, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation in helping this cause, which hits close to home for many of us," UME Owner Don Sims commented.
    After participating in last weekends Race for a Cure in Charlotte, Kristen Yeley will be continuing her support for Komen by sporting an identical paint scheme on her bandolero in Thursday evenings Better Half Dash. Make sure to come out to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend and cheer on the wives of NASCAR as they compete against each other, following qualifying.(140Buzz/TBR), see an image of the scheme on the #36 Team Schemes page.(10-8-2013)

  • JJ Yeley Partners with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation UPDATE: NASCAR driver JJ Yeley has partnered with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK) to promote giving back to others and then passing the deed along. RAK's mission is simple: inspire people to practice kindness and to pass it on to others. They also provide free educational and community ideas, guidance and other resources to kindness participants through their website.
    How does Yeley come into play with RAK? Like any good racer, he is issuing a challenge to NASCAR fans. It's simple, with the focus on JJ's number 36. Driving the #36 car for Tommy Baldwin Racing and with there being a 36 race schedule, Yeley is recruiting NASCAR fans to join aboard for "JJ's 36/36 RAK." That means in the next 36 weeks, complete 36 random acts of kindness to celebrate Yeley's #36.
    "I am really proud to partner with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation as we work together to achieve their mission of giving back to others," Yeley said. "NASCAR and its fans are always such a giving community, I am looking forward to see what creative things they come up with for my 36/36 RAK. Stay tuned to see what I have planned as well, I am giving back right along with everyone else."
    "The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is overjoyed to collaborate with JJ Yeley in spreading kindness in the NASCAR community," said Brooke Jones, Manager, Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. "It is wonderful to see JJ embracing kindness with such enthusiasm, and we hope it continues to create a ripple effect nationwide."
    Are you up for the challenge? Head over to RAK's website, Facebook or Twitter page to get ideas on how you can join JJ's Initiative. JJ also wants to hear from you, what are your plans for the 36 weeks? Tweet him or post on Facebook, he wants to hear how you are giving back to others.
    Established in 1995 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a resource for people committed to spreading kindness. We provide a wide variety of materials on our website, including ideas for kind actions, ideas for educators and schools, activities and lesson plans, inspirational quotations, videos and workplace resources-all free of charge.(140Buzz)(3-1-2013)
    UPDATE: NASCAR Sprint Cup driver JJ Yeley will play "Shoe Fairy" for grass-root non-profit, Peach's Neet Feet. After challenging NASCAR fans to perform at least one "Random Act of Kindness" per week, for the entire 2013 NASCAR season, JJ Yeley, driver of the #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy, hits the pavement to live by example. Yeley is scheduled to make stops at children's hospitals while traveling across the country to NASCAR races. There he will deliver personalized, painted shoes to children that are fighting cancer, long-term illnesses, and lifelong disabilities. Will you join JJ Yeley and Peach's Neet Feet and accept the challenge to spread kindness, one person at a time? With the web of caring individuals growing, through partnerships such as this, children and families are supported, strengthened, and encouraged during what may be the hardest times in their lives. Peach's Neet Feet donates custom, hand-painted shoes to children living with disabilities and fighting cancer and other serious illnesses. Every shoe is customized to complement each child's life, interest, and courageous fight. These personalized, one of a kind gifts, lift the spirits of these fighter children and their families. If you'd like more information about what JJ Yeley and Peach's Neet Feet are doing to Pay it Forward through these Random Acts of Kindness, please contact Bob Chasse at 386.566.8754 or bob.chasse@genuine-partners.com. You may also contact Annie Smith at 505.486.9299 or anniepnf@gmail.com. You can also visit their site here.(4-4-2013)


#36 Team News Archive

Next Race: Daytona 500

Countdown to Race Time: 2/22/2015 ~1:20pm/et


Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

FOX, 1:00pm/et
Motor Racing Network
SiriusXM Radio Channel 90

Qualifying:
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:10pm/et
FOX, 1:00pm/et
Live Radio online at motorracingnetwork.com

Happy Hour Practice:
Saturday, February 21, 2015, TBA pm/et



Race Resources

Jayski's Corner

Race / Event Information


Homestead Race Info page


Phoenix Race Info page



Article / Column / Blog Links


added a 2nd BATTERY of new links
on DECEMBER 19, 2014
to the Article Links page, including.......




NOTE: the 20-25 links that seemed the most interesting to me are posted in the basic order they are shown on the Article / Column / Blog Links page with approx 10 days worth of links

Race Track News

Racing Charity Spotlite

Upcoming Racing Charity Events

Paint Schemes

Scheduled NASCAR Related TV Listings

Nationwide Series News & Race InfoRSS

Camping World Truck Series News

Born on Dates / Birthday's


Born in DECEMBER:

19 Patty Moise, Paul Tracy, Sheldon Schrader, John Monsham

20 Erin Marco, Taylor Nicole Earnhardt, Kinsley Parsons

21 Michael McDowell, Travis Kittleson

22 David Pearson

23 Greg Biffle, Peter Sospenzo, Ray Dunlap, Chris Cook, Addison Frye

24 Fr. Steven Janoski, David Ragan, Krista Marie Allison, Mike Gooch

25 Jesus Christ, Charles Comstock, Randy Earnhardt, Jimmy Buffett, Starr Elliott, Butch Lamoreux, Curtis W. Key, Noel Schafer

26 Blair Makenzie Nemechek, Josh Mick

27 Mike Laughlin, Don Radebaugh

28 Nelson Stacy, Brittany Wallace, Joyce Kearns

29 Waddell Wilson, Boston Reid, Mike Bagley, Owen Kearns Jr., Jessica Stroupe

30 Fred Lorenzen, Donnie Mergard, Ryan Hemphill, Kole Kahne, Cooper Berrier

31 Beth Simons-Dykes, Dorthy Schrader, Riley Craven, Ryan Blaney, Joe Hicks, Benny Ertel

Born in JANUARY

1 The New Year, Godwin Kelly, Scott Riggs, Dan Elliott

2 Robby Gordon, John Linville, Jimmy Lacroix, Karen Hensley, Robert Holt, Danny Baptista

3 Tony Eury Jr., Clifton "Coo Coo" Marlin, Joe Littlejohn, Michael Schumacher

4 Trent Owens

5 Dexter Bean, Dennis Connor

6 B.A. Wilson, Malcolm Young

7 Marty Houston, Cindy Page

8 Bobby Hamilton Jr

9 Mark Martin, Stephen Leicht, Briggs Pemberton, Bob Rahilly, Stephen Hawkins, Jim Rosenblum

10 Harry Gant, Larry McReynolds, Dennis Lacroix, John Mulloy, Rodger Ward

11 Brett Bodine, Jeff Hood, Shane Wallace

12 Lloyd Ruby, Brian Scott, Walter Ballard, Jacob Dallenbach, George Bignotti, Catlin Marie Waltrip, Randy Goss, Brian Taylor

13 Ernie Irvan, Kirk Hanson, Ron Denton, Earl Balmer

14 Mack Shirley

15 Scotty Hazlett, Chris Ostrander, Tim Andrews

16 A.J. Foyt, Dick Rathman, Bill Pappas, Harold Elliott, John Ambrose, Jeremy Clements

17 Lake Speed, Harry Hyde, Michael McSwain, Gabe Martin

18 Bill Davis, Christian Fittipaldi

20 Fireball Roberts, Ryan Pepe

21 Ernie Saxton, Roman Pemberton, John Willenborg, Robert Hughes

22 Ashton Lewis Jr., Sean Pragano, Rebecca Shepperd, Emma Blaney, Josh Pate

23 Bill Patterson, Emanuel Zervakis, Daryl Rasnake, Boris Said Jr., Matt Eversole

24 Greg Wallace, Scott Speed, Bob Schacht, Mike Harmon, Austin Cameron

25 Buddy Baker, Mike Broadwater, Harry Ranier, Chuck Hill

26 Scott Wimmer, Paul Newman, Troy Welty

27 Lake Speed, Jr., Jerry Robertson, Mike "Bubba" Hart, Gary Bradberry

28 Phillipe Lopez, Jimmy Cox, David Green, Randy Renfrow, Mark DeMarco, Kenneth Lankford, Timothy Morgan, Chase Miller

29 John Witske, Tommy Houston, Frank Mathalia

30 Wendy Venturini, Sean Caisse, Andy Eversole

31 Kevin Patrick Dowd, Shana Mayfield, Rick Wilson, Scott Lagasse Jr., Rex Hathcock, Tony Mullett, Jerick Johnson

NASCAR Related Contests


NASCAR Hall of Fame